Daily Archives: August 14, 2019

Crab meat valued at more than $4 million falsely labeled

Imported product from foreign sources touted as ‘Product of USA’ WASHINGTON, NC – Phillip R. Carawan of Columbia, North Carolina, pleaded guilty this week in federal court in New Bern on charges that his company, Capt. Neill’s Seafood Inc., at Carawan’s direction, falsely labeled millions of dollars’ worth of foreign crabmeat as “Product of USA.” “Today’s plea helps to ensure that American fishermen and consumers are not defrauded,” said Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division. “We are proud to partner…