It's all about the lobster at the Maine Lobster Festival. Kelly Woods Photo

It’s all about the lobster at the Maine Lobster Festival. Kelly Woods Photo

SeacoastOnline: The owner of an Eliot seafood company [of Eliot, Maine] pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to charges he circumvented U.S. Treasury regulations by buying lobsters with cash, breaking the rules of the seafood cooperative to which he belonged.

John W. Price, a Kittery resident who owns J.P.’s Shellfish, pleaded guilty to 12 counts of structuring currency transactions and a charge of trade in wildlife (lobsters) that have been illegally taken or sold.

Read more about the Maine seafood dealer pleading guilty of scheme to sell lobsters.
 
 

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