Son of Casey’s Founder Pleads Guilty in Blue Crab Seafood Fraud Case

It was earlier this year that the founder of a Newport News fishing wholesaling company was sentenced for passing off foreign crab meat as American blue crab from U.S. waters.

James R. Casey, 75, of Poquoson, the head of Casey’s Seafood, is serving three years and nine months at a low-security federal prison in Petersburg for what prosecutors termed an “unparalleled fisheries fraud.”

He’s slated for release in April 2022.

Now one of his sons — 42-year-old Michael P. Casey of Poquoson — has been ensnared in the same case.

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