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AP Investigation: Fish billed as local isn't always local

Jun. 14, 2018 10:10 PM EDT

MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — Even after winter storms left East Coast harbors thick with ice, some of the country's top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York. But it was just an illusion. No tuna was landing there. The fish had long since...

AP Investigation: Buying local fish? It may not be true

Jun. 14, 2018 2:42 AM EDT

MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — Caterers in Washington tweeted a photo of maroon sashimi appetizers served to 700 guests attending the governor's inaugural ball last year. They were told the tuna was from Montauk. But it was an illusion. It was the dead of winter and no yellowfin had been landed in the New York town....

Cajun Navy leader arrested on contractor fraud charge

May. 18, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man who founded Cajun Navy 2016, a volunteer flotilla renowned for rapidly responding to natural disasters, has been arrested on a charge he defrauded a customer who hired him to rebuild a home. Jon Bridgers, 47, of Walker, was freed from jail on $10,000 bond after his...

Australian financial firm CEO steps down over fee scandal

Apr. 19, 2018 8:46 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The AMP's chief executive stepped down on Friday following revelations that Australia's largest wealth manager charged customers for financial services they never received and misled the industry watchdog. Craig Meller has become the first corporate casualty of a government...