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USCG spends $300K searching for man who faked death


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard racked up $311,000 in expenses searching for an Alaska man who

faked his own death to avoid going to prison in a sexual assault case, according to federal prosecutors.

An indictment released Thursday charges Ryan Meganack, a commercial fisherman and boat captain from Port Graham, with conspiracy and “false distress” for planting evidence that he had been lost at sea while he hid out at a camp in the woods near the fishing village.

Meganack’s girlfriend, Ivy Rose Rodriguez, 25, faces the same charges.

Port Graham is off the road system n...

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