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'Wicked Tuna' star Paul Herbert in wicked hot water

Wicked fishy. "Wicked Tuna" star has been federally charged with social security fraud.
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The Feds netted reality TV star Paul Herbert of the Gloucester fishing show “Wicked Tuna” on fraud charges after he claimed disability and was catching fish on the nationally televised show on the National Geographic Channel.

The 50-year-old Gloucesterman was tangled in a net of a four-count indictment in U.S. District Court in Burlington, Vermont on Friday for hauling in over $44,000 in Social Security and Medicaid benefits between 2010 and 2013 -- while fishing... on television.

That’s two separate revenue streams, one of which is a click of a clicker away.

The indictment, according to Pagesix.com, reported thatHerbertclaimed disability while he was “capable of arduous physical labor.”

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His attorney, Robert Goldstein, claimed Herbert is innocent.Herbertis due in court on August 10.

 
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