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The Kahuku Shrimp Truck Scandal

Connie and John Aragona sold their north shore Oahu shrimp wagon to Troy Nitche for $120,000 in 1997. In 2001, Connie was in poor financial condition, she was accused of extortion, robbery, and kidnapping because of her efforts to force Nitche to sell the shrimp wagon back to her.

Charges Filed in Shrimp Truck Extortion
According to this article in the Honolulu Star Bulletin Newspaper, in August of 2001, 46 year old connie Aragona tried to take over Troy Nistche's shrimp truck business at gunpoint.

Shrimp Truck Heist: Cook 'Em Danno
From a September 3, 2001 article by Charles Memminger in the Honolulu Star Bulletin Newspaper: "While writing for "Baywatch Hawaii," we came up with some pretty bizarre story lines but nothing as strange as the armed shakedown of a shrimp truck owner by a couple of thugs working for a femme fatale Godmother trying to take over the catering industry."

Jury Told of Threat to Kill Shrimp Truck Owner
According to testimony at Connie Aragon's trial, she had two gunmen threaten Troy Nitche's life, and she stole $3,500 from his shrimp truck. From a May 2003 article by David Waite in the Honolulu Advertiser Newspaper.

Shrimp Wagon Antogonist Found Guilty
In June of 2003 Connie Aragona was found guilty of threatening the life of Troy Nitche in an effort to force him to sell his lucrative north shore shrimp wagon back to her. From a June 6, 2003 article by Debra Barayuga in the Honolulu Star Bulletin Newspaper.

See also:
- The Shrimp Trucks of Oahu's North Shore
- 2005 Kahuku Shrimp Truck Competition

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