MEN CLEARED OF FISHING DERBY FRAUD
Zeke Fuhrman | Feb 9, 2018 AT 10:48 am
The Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza says the three family members have passed lie detector tests and will be allowed to keep their prizes, which also includes $1,000 and an ice auger.
Ivan Lyogky of Hartville, Ohio, and his sons Stephan and Rostik were tested separately by a licensed polygraph examiner and no deception was detected.
Stephan Lyogky won the contest and the pickup with a northern pike that weighed 3.10 pounds.
Contest organizers said they received an anonymous tip that raised suspicions about the Lyogkys' fish.
About 12,000 anglers participated in the $150,000 contest January 27th. Organizers bill it as the largest such contest in the world.