Chief engineer sentenced in Maryland for obstructing investigation

BALTIMORE – Dimitrios Grifakis, 57, of Kallithea, Greece, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis to six months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for obstructing a Coast Guard inspection that took place in May 2010 aboard the Liberian-operated cargo ship Capitola at the Port of Baltimore. Grifakis was then the chief engineer of the Capitola. In a related...