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Boca Raton Woman Faces Six Years In Federal Prison On Illegal Boating Indictment

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2023 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Boca Raton woman is facing up to six years in prison for violating a “Captain of the Port Order” issued by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Colleen Marie Kilnapp, 56, of Boca Raton, made her first appearance in federal court today to face the charges that part of the indictment.

According to indictment allegations, on February 10, 2020, Kilnapp was issued an order of the USCG Captain of the Port, Miami, restricting her vessel the COLLEEN MARIE from operating commercially as the vessel did not have a USCG Certificate of Inspection. USCG boarding teams subsequently found the COLLEEN MARIE operating as an illegal passenger vessel on three different occasions after Kilnapp was issued the order.

United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Markenzy Lapointe and Special Agent in Charge Zinnia James, USCG Investigative Service (CGIS) Southeast Region, made the announcement.

CGIS investigated this case with assistance from USCG Sector Miami. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc Anton is prosecuting it.

An indictment contains mere allegations and defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. 




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