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Two men accused of cheating at an Ohio fishing tournament have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Two men accused of cheating at an Ohio fishing tournament have pleaded not guilty to the charges.



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Two people are accused Cheating in an Ohio fishing tournament did not admit the charges against them.

Jacob Runyan and Chase Kominsky were each charged with wire fraud, attempted grand larceny, possession of criminal tools, all felonies and illegal possession of wildlife, a misdemeanor. CNN has reached out to their attorneys for comment.

Accusations stem from accusations that men cheated During a Lake Erie walleye trail fishing tournament in late September, their fish were found to be loaded with lead weights and fish fillets. If they had been declared winners of the event, they would have received approximately $29,000.

The fish were found stuffed with lead weights and fish fillets - a moment captured in several viral videos shared on social media.

“We’ve got the fish weight!”: Watch the moment cheaters are caught during a fishing tournament.

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Tournament director This was previously reported by CNN He immediately became suspicious when the team’s fish weighed almost twice as much as he expected in the Cleveland Championship. The moment the filmmaker discovered the alleged deception was documented in several viral videos, which showed him slicing the fish with a knife and pulling out what he said was a lead ball.

On the felony charges, Runyan and Kominsky face up to 12 months in prison and fines of up to $2,500 if convicted. news release From Cuyahoga County District Attorney Michael C. O’Malley.

And men, if convicted of a misdemeanor, face up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $250.

Both posted $2,500 bonds and were released.

Their next court hearing will be held on the morning of November 9.

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