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Cape Coral man sentenced to sixty days in prison for mail fraud

Posted at 3:44 PM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-14 15:44:21-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — A Cape Coral man who pled guilty to overharvesting more than 50,000 pounds of Gulf Reef Fish in Southwest Florida has been sentenced.

The United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez Middle District of Florida announced Mark Edward Zywotko, 47, was sentenced to 60 days in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

Zywotko pled guilty in August for committing mail fraud.

As part of his sentence, the court also ordered Zywotko to forfeit $286,260.74, representing the number of proceeds he obtained as a result of the offenses.

Zywotko must also pay $291,884.69 in restitution to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service.