Deckboss just received the following statement from U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski's office:
Aug. 2, 2011
Murkowski statement on Arne Fuglvog
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Lisa Murkowski reacts to news that Arne Fuglvog violated a fishing regulation before he joined her staff:
"Prior to joining my staff, Arne Fuglvog violated a fishing regulation by misstating the location where he caught sablefish. I accepted his resignation Sunday, and he will plead guilty to this charge as part of a plea agreement.
"Arne served Alaskans for the past five years on my staff and for over a decade before that in his public service work in fisheries. I thank him for his years of service, but he knows the importance and value of our fisheries, and he also knows what all fishermen understand: fishing laws and regulations must be followed.
"Arne has cooperated fully with the authorities, taken responsibility for his actions, and accepted the consequences."