Mass. Cop Indicted For Helping 'Codfather' Smuggle Cash

By Jack Newsham (October 26, 2017, 8:58 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts county sheriff's captain arrested in August for allegedly helping a fisherman known as the "Codfather" smuggle illicit cash overseas has been formally indicted, the Boston U.S. attorney said on Thursday.

Jamie L. Melo, a Bristol County Sheriff's Office captain, is accused of helping fishing magnate Carlos Rafael evade legal scrutiny by holding cash for him on a trip to Portugal so a requirement to report more than $10,000 wasn't triggered. Rafael was sentenced in September to nearly four years behind bars for falsifying fish records, evading federal fishing limits, dodging taxes and sneaking the cash overseas.

Melo, a U.S....

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