Captain Sig from the Northwestern has gotten an Alaska state employee in trouble by trying to take her out to dinner. I wonder what he eats in his off time? When I went to dinner with Captain Keith last year, I expected him to order a steak or something, but instead he ordered Sturgeon and Leeks!
A state employee for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has been charged with the receipt of an "unlawful gratuity." Melanie Bakker, age 26, allegedly received $100 after conducting a gear inspection of the F/V Northwestern, a featured vessel on the television series Deadliest Catch.
According to court documents, Bakker had scheduled the inspection with Sig Hansen, the captain of the Northwestern, for Saturday, January 15. Fish and Wildlife technicians regularly perform this type of gear inspection on weekends, and ADFG offers it as a courtesy. After the inspection occurred, the Deadliest Catch star offered to buy Bakker dinner. Bakker told police that she declined the invitation, but that Hansen then insisted that she take a gift of $100. Bakker did not take the money immediately, but accepted the gift after Hansen persisted. During the time of the inspection, she was using a state vehicle and clocked in for one hour of work for the department. Read More...
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