The government is recommending five months in prison for a former fisheries aide to Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
Arne Fuglvog pleaded guilty in August to falsely reporting where he caught sablefish intended for interstate commerce. He is to be sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Anchorage.
Besides the five months, the government is recommending a $50,000 fine, $100,000 community service payment and a year of supervised release.
The plea agreement initially called for 10 months, but the U.S. Attorney's office is recommending the reduction because prosecutors say Fuglvog has accepted responsibility and is cooperating in the investigation of fisheries crimes.
His fishing violations occurred before he became part of Murkowski's staff.