Ex-fisheries aide for Murkowski set for release from prison

Associated PressAugust 6, 2012 

JUNEAU -- A former fisheries aide to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, convicted of falsifying his own fishing records, is scheduled for release from prison by Saturday.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, Arne Fuglvog has been serving time at a minimum security camp in Virginia.

Fuglvog last year pleaded guilty to falsifying commercial fishing records for profit. He resigned as an aide to Murkowski shortly before his plea deal with prosecutors was made public.

He was sentenced to five months in prison, and it was known he was helping prosecutors in another case.

Fuglvog recently testified against an Oregon man who once operated a fishing vessel co-owned by Fuglvog. Freddie Joe Hankins faces up to five years in prison after being convicted of falsely reporting where he caught fish in Alaska.

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