A judge has sentenced a man involved in the infamous dragging of a shark behind a speedboat two years ago to 10 days in jail.

As part of his guilty plea, Robert Lee “Bo” Benac III won’t be criminally convicted but in addition to the 10 days in jail was sentenced to probation for 11 months, fined US$2,500 (~2271 Euros) and will have to do 250 hours’ worth of community service, half of which at a shelter for animals, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Benac also had his fishing license suspended for three years, and his jail sentence will take place during weekends.

Michael Wenzel, who steered the boat the fishermen were on, agreed to a similar plea deal last February. Charges were dropped against a third man on the boat, Spencer Heintz.


  1. Certainly it’s embarrassing. But i don’t understand how a judge can give 10 years to this person and not to do anything against shark fins masacre that every year happens in Asia. Unbelievable.

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