One Fishy Thing: Wisconsin’s Caviar Cover Up

The case of the caviar cover-up! Wisconsin’s top expert on sturgeon fish — dubbed the “sturgeon general” — was charged with obstructing an investigation into an illicit caviar ring — he and fellow biologists at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are alleged to have funneled fish eggs to a network of caviar processors.  Apparently, every year after finishing their research on Lake Winnebago’s sturgeon, they took eggs, which are the property of the state of Wisconsin, to processors instead of throwing them away.  In return, they got 20 to 30 jars of caviar annually from processors and disbursed it to as many as a dozen co-workers.  The ring members are facing serious jail time if convicted because of their lies to investigators.

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