Carlos Rafael given an extended curfew to keep business afloat this summer
Carlos Rafael of Carlos Seafood has been granted allowances by a judge to stay out past his court-mandated curfew so that he can continue overseeing his fishing company, according to a report from South Coast Today.
Rafael, known as the “Codfather” after allegations surfaced claiming that he intentionally lied to the government for years regarding the amount and species of fish caught by his fleet, was arrested on 26 February and subsequently released on bail as of 2 March with a USD 1 million (EUR 900,000) bond. He requested that an extension be applied to his curfew, which was set at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, specifically during the summer months.
“With daylight extending to past 8:30 p.m. throughout the summer months, the present conditions of release prevent Mr. Rafael from working until sundown as is his usual practice,” read Rafael’s official request.
The judge will allow Rafael to stay out until 8:30 p.m. EST, with an electronic monitoring bracelet, as Rafael requested.
More information and coverage of the Rafael case can be found here: