Man Sentenced After False Coast Guard Distress Call
Monday, August 19, 2013

In coordination with the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, the Coast Guard 9th District announces that a 21-year-old Sandusky man was sentenced Friday to three months in federal custody and was also ordered to pay restitutions of $489,007.70, the cost of the search in Lake Erie that began after he knowingly made a false distress call in March 2012.

Danik Shiv Kumar pleaded guilty earlier this year of one count of making a false distress call.

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