Feds Announce Criminal Charges in the Duck Boat Crash

Charges to be announced later today

Yes, we’re still talking about the terrible duck boat tragedy of 2010 that killed two and sent dozens of others into the Delaware River. The National Transportation and Safety Board issued its findings on the crash just a few weeks ago and then on July 7th—the first anniversary of the incident—the duck boats were docked for the day. Now, federal prosecutors are prepared to announce criminal charges stemming from the ordeal. Matt Devlin—the cell-phone-happy tug captain at the helm—is the likely target of the charges. [Washington Post]

UPDATE: Devlin has been charged with “misconduct of a ship operator causing death” and has agreed to plead guilty. The recommended sentence is four years in prison. [FOX 29]