Two men and three women were arraigned on charges of fishing tournament fraud at the Port Isabel municipal courthouse on Sunday.
Game wardens said the group lied about catching fish in three divisions of the Lady’s Kingfish Tournament on South Padre Island last week. They won several thousand dollars in the event.
Investigators say one of the fishermen has confessed to the crime. If convicted, all seven could face up to 10 years in prison.
Source: KRGV.com (video at link)