Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Ocean Second Shark Dragger Gets 10-Day Jail Sentence

Second Shark Dragger Gets 10-Day Jail Sentence

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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.

John Liang
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John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

2 COMMENTS

  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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