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Sun Dec 17, 2017, 12:18 AM

The one that got away: Not the fish, but the $2.8M prize

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) Phil Heasley caught the fish of his life, but the $2.8 million in tournament prize money got away.

Heasley reeled in a 6-foot (1.8 meter) white marlin last year off Maryland's coast. But in a sign of how concerned some big money tournaments are about cheating, officials made him and his crew take lie detector tests. The officials said all four men failed.

Heasley is now in a protracted court battle over the winnings and his crew's reputation, pitting their integrity against that of one of the world's most lucrative angling contests.

The white-haired CEO of a financial software company had motored with his crew into the Atlantic before sunrise on a Tuesday in August in his 68-foot fishing boat, the Kallianassa, to compete in the 2016 White Marlin Open.

Read more: http://www.dnronline.com/associated_press/national/the-one-that-got-away-not-the-fish-but-the/article_4b75a60e-8179-5fbe-823f-9446b0937185.html

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