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December 3, 2014

VIDEO: Making A Federal Case Out of Three Small Fish

FacesofLawsuitAbuse.org has unveiled a new video highlighting the plight of Florida fisherman John Yates – whose case is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court after he was charged by federal authorities for violating the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

In 2007, Yates was cited by local wildlife authorities for possessing three fish that were each one inch too small. On his return to the docks, Yates allegedly threw the three fish overboard.

Instead of ticketing Yates for the minor offense, federal authorities charged him with violating the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, for which he could receive 20 years in federal prison for each fish he tossed into the ocean.

You can watch the new video, which features an interview with former Congressman Mike Oxley (R-OH), here.

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