"Wicked Tuna" T.V. Star Sentenced in Federal Court for Disability Fraud
Paul Herbert, a former Marshfield man, was receiving government disability benefits between the years of 2010 and 2013 but was employed on the reality television show “Wicked Tuna.”
On Wednesday, June 8th 2016, Mr. Herbert pleaded guilty to charges of Social Security and Medicaid fraud and was sentenced in Burlington’s federal court. He was charged with accepting more than $44,000 in disability benefits last summer and was sentenced to four years’ probation and a $5,000 fine. Paul Herbert, now of Gloucester, must also pay more than $53, 600 in restitution as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.