March 16, 2017 — Carlos Rafael’s court date where the fishing tycoon is scheduled to plead guilty to charges in connection with evading fishing quotas and smuggling profits to Portugal has been postponed, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts said on Wednesday.
Rafael will appear in U.S. District Court in Boston on March 30 at 2:30 p.m. He was originally scheduled to appear in court as part of the settlement with the government on Thursday.
The U.S. Attorney’s office had no further details regarding the plea deal.
Often referred to as the “Codfather” as the owner of 36 boats, Rafael faced one count of conspiracy, 25 counts of lying to federal fishing regulators and one count of bulk cash smuggling.