A New Jersey fishing boat owner is charged in a botched attempt to sink his vessel to collect insurance money.
A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday charges 38-year-old Scott Tran of Cherry Hill, and three other men.
Authorities say Tran wanted to sink the Alexander II off Cape May.
He’s accused of hiring a crew to carry out the task. Though the captain and crew reported distress and took off in a life raft, the boat did not sink.
The boat owner, an assistant and two crew members were charged.
It’s not immediately clear whether Tran or the others have lawyers.
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