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Fisherman guilty of assaulting Coast Guard officer

A New Hampshire fisherman was convicted of assaulting a Coast Guardsman who had boarded his vessel after he was found operating in a restricted area off Maine’s coast.

Federal prosecutors say 53-year-old Scott Jellison of Derry, N.H., was convicted by a jury Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Portland.

Jellison faces up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine at sentencing.

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