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September 21, 2013

Letter: Lingering questions over NOAA's perpetrators

To the editor:

I am a fish dealer / ex-commercial fisherman operating out of Point Pleasant Beach N.J.

I was on a first name basis with the late Times staff writer Richard Gaines, and I am writing to see if there are any answers to lingering questions surrounding issues he had covered within the fishing industry.

Fishermen and the general public, I am sure, would be interested in how the Asset Forfeiture Fund is being monitored today. Also, what has happened to the luxury yachts, extra autos, and missing funds that were exposed by the Zinser Report?

Have Chuck Juliand (Northeast region attorney) and Dale Jones (head of NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement) been promoted, given any new raises, reassigned — or fired? Furthermore, was special investigative master Judge Swartwood paid with Asset Forfeiture Funds or the operating budget of the National Marine Fisheries Service?

My suspicion is that these perpetrators have still never been called to justice and continue to get away with collecting salaries from the taxpayers.

I hope the Times continues its charge for answers; the industry needs you!

MARTY STILLUFSEN

Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.

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