Man convicted of cheating in Cleveland fishing scandal now facing new charges

Published: May. 15, 2023 at 10:33 PM EDT|Updated: May. 16, 2023 at 9:09 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The fisherman convicted of cheating during a Lake Erie walleye fishing tournament in Cleveland is facing new criminal charges in Pennsylvania.

Chase Cominsky of Hermitage, Penn. is charged with forgery and theft by deception stemming from an incident in January.

Cominsky was scheduled to be arraigned in front of a Mercer County, Penn. judge on Tuesday; however, he waived his appearance. A new court date has not yet been set.

Cominsky he is currently serving a 10-day sentence at the Cuyahoga County Jail for the fishing scandal that received worldwide attention.

19 News reached out to Hermitage, Penn. police to find out what exactly those charges entail, but have not yet heard back.