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Kauai 'pirate' faces fine for illegal Hanalei Bay tours

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HANALEI, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A self-proclaimed 'pirate' is facing $15,000 in fines for allegedly running an illegal business at Hanalei Bay.

The state says that Stephen Koehne continued to give illegal boat tours — even after he was cited back in 2017.

He allegedly advertised private charters on his website, which is no longer active.

He then took people on tours that he didn't have a permit for, the state says.

Officials said it happened on at least three separate occasions.

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