Australia Court Orders Malka Leifer to Be Tried Over Sexual Abuse

Malka Leifer, who was extradited from Israel after a long battle, pleaded not guilty to 70 counts.

#australia, #education, #fugitives, #israel, #leifer-malka, #sex-crimes

A Car Racing Fan From Liverpool Is Mistaken for a Mafia Boss

The British man was arrested by armed Dutch police at the request of the Italian authorities, who believed him to be a fugitive Sicilian mobster.

#cosa-nostra, #fugitives, #italy, #messina-denaro-matteo, #netherlands, #organized-crime

Spain Arrests Former Venezuela Spy Chief Accused of Drug Trafficking

Hugo Carvajal, the former intelligence chief, had been hiding in Madrid, the police said, trying to avoid extradition to the United States.

#carvajal-hugo, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #extradition, #fugitives, #guaido-juan, #international-relations, #maduro-nicolas, #politics-and-government, #spain, #venezuela

Married Kremlin Spies, a Shadowy Mission to Moscow and Unrest in Catalonia

Intelligence files suggest an aide to a top Catalan separatist sought help from Russia in the struggle to break with Spain. A fierce new protest group emerged shortly afterward.

#alexander-dmitrenko, #catalonia-spain, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #fugitives, #gonzalo-boye, #gru-russia, #josep-lluis-alay, #politics-and-government, #puigdemont-carles-1962, #referendums, #russia, #secession-and-independence-movements, #spain, #tsunami-democratic

Trail in Decades-Old Florida Killings Leads to Brazilian Man

Roberto Wagner Fernandes, who died in a plane crash in Paraguay in 2005, killed three women whose bodies were found in Miami and Broward County in 2000 and 2001, the authorities said.

#biscayne-bay-fla, #brazil, #broward-county-fla, #broward-county-sheriffs-office-florida, #crime-and-criminals, #demas-sia, #dietz-livesey-kimberly, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #fernandes-roberto-wagner, #fingerprinting, #forensic-science, #fugitives, #good-jessica, #miami-fla, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #serial-murders

John McAfee, Software Pioneer Turned Fugitive, Dies in Spanish Prison

Mr. McAfee, who has not been associated with the company that bears his name for more than two decades, was fighting extradition to the United States after his arrest in Spain.

#computer-security, #extradition, #federal-taxes-us, #fugitives, #justice-department, #mcafee-john-1945, #tax-evasion

Kim Avis Jailed After Faking Death at ‘Mortuary Beach’

The man’s son told the authorities that his father drowned. Months later, he was found in Colorado and extradited to Scotland, where he was sentenced this week to 15 years in prison.

#big-sur-calif, #california, #carmel-calif, #colorado, #colorado-springs-colo, #domestic-violence, #extradition, #fugitives, #highway-1-calif, #missing-persons, #scotland, #sex-crimes, #united-states, #united-states-coast-guard, #united-states-marshals-service

Americans Plead Guilty in Japan to Aiding Carlos Ghosn’s Escape

Michael Taylor, a former Green Beret, and his son Peter Maxwell Taylor helped the former Nissan chief flee to Lebanon and sidestep the Japanese justice system.

#extradition, #fugitives, #ghosn-carlos, #japan, #nissan-motor-co, #taylor-michael-private-security-contractor, #taylor-peter-maxwell

As Dictators Target Citizens Abroad, Few Safe Spaces Remain

For émigrés and exiles, pressure on families back home, social media intimidation, even kidnapping, have become a regular part of life.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #cyberharassment, #deportation, #extraordinary-rendition, #fugitives, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #immigration-and-emigration, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #targeted-killings, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group

A New Zealand Fugitive Wanted to Turn Himself In. So He Hired a Helicopter.

James Matthew Bryant spent weeks on the run, doing yoga in the middle of the forest and plotting his next move. Then his face appeared on a TV crime show.

#fugitives, #helicopters, #new-zealand

Times Square Shooting Suspect Arrested in Florida

The police said Farrakhan Muhammad opened fire during an argument with his brother, shooting bystanders including a 4-year-old girl.

#fugitives, #muhammad-farrakhan, #police-department-nyc, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #united-states-marshals-service

France Arrests Former Members of Italian Extremist Group

The seven militants had been given refuge in France decades ago, a move which poisoned diplomatic ties between France and Italy. The arrests signal a strengthening of ties between the two governments.

#draghi-mario, #dupond-moretti-eric, #france, #fugitives, #italy, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mitterrand-francois, #politics-and-government, #red-brigades, #terrorism

8 Immigrants Killed in Border City Crash

The victims were riding in a pickup truck that was being chased by the police when it collided head-on with another pickup near Del Rio, Texas, the authorities said.

#deaths-fatalities, #fugitives, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #public-safety-department-tex, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #texas, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #val-verde-county-tex

Woman’s Search for Her Birth Parents Leads to a Story of Murder

Kathy Gillcrist said a DNA test she took in 2017 revealed that her father may have been William Bradford Bishop Jr., a fugitive suspected of killing his wife, mother and three sons in 1976.

#adoptions, #bethesda-md, #bishop-william-bradford-jr, #content-type-personal-profile, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #fugitives, #genealogy, #gillcrist-kathy-1957, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #north-carolina, #tests-medical

Michigan Trooper Is Charged After Setting Dog on Man for Nearly 4 Minutes

The man, who the authorities said sustained several bite injuries, can be heard in dash camera footage pleading with Trooper Parker Surbrook to pull the dog off him.

#assaults, #cameras, #dogs, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #fugitives, #michigan, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

Two Americans Tied to Carlos Ghosn’s Escape Are Extradited to Japan

The father and son face trial on charges that they helped Mr. Ghosn, Nissan’s former chief, flee in a speaker box to Lebanon in 2019.

#extradition, #fugitives, #ghosn-carlos, #japan, #kelly-greg-nissan-executive, #nissan-motor-co, #renault-sa, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #taylor-michael-private-security-contractor, #taylor-peter-maxwell

2 Americans Tied to Carlos Ghosn’s Escape to Be Extradited to Japan

The Supreme Court denied a bid by a father and son to block their extradition. They face trial on charges they helped Japan’s most famous criminal defendant flee to Lebanon.

#beirut-lebanon, #extradition, #fugitives, #ghosn-carlos, #japan, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #taylor-michael-private-security-contractor, #taylor-peter-maxwell

Six Are Accused of Helping Fugitives Escape From California Jail

The defendants were identified as friends and relatives of six inmates who had escaped from a jail in Merced County this month. Three of the fugitives remain at large, the authorities said.

#barron-jorge-luis, #california, #coronado-gabriel-francis, #fugitives, #leon-manuel-allen, #merced-calif, #merced-county-downtown-jail-calif, #prison-escapes, #rodriguez-andres-nunez-jr, #roman-fabian-cruz, #ventura-edgar-eduardo

A Small-Town Official Was Ousted and Headed to Prison. Then He Vanished.

Bill Jones, the former supervisor of a New York town, ran off in 1997. Last month, he was arrested near a Walmart in Ohio.

#bill-jones, #bob-and-lucy, #fugitives, #new-york, #ohio

One of Six Inmates Who Escaped From California Jail Is Recaptured

Edgar Ventura, 22, was arrested Tuesday “without incident” about 35 miles south of the Merced County Downtown Jail, officials said.

#california, #fugitives, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #prison-escapes

Manhunt Underway for Six Escaped California Inmates

The men used a rope made of braided bedsheets to scale the side of a jail.

#barron-jorge-luis, #california, #coronado-gabriel-francis, #fugitives, #leon-manuel-allen, #merced-county-downtown-jail-calif, #prison-escapes, #rodriguez-andres-nunez-jr, #roman-fabian-cruz, #ventura-edgar-eduardo

Suspect in Attempted Murder of Police Officer Escapes From Holding Cell

David Dahlen escaped from the Portland Police Bureau’s Central Precinct on Saturday after a cleaning crew left the door to his holding cell unlocked, officials said.

#attacks-on-police, #dahlen-david, #fugitives, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-portland-ore, #portland-ore

South Africa and Malawi Quarrel Over Fate of Shepherd Bushiri, a Fugitive Preacher

Shepherd Bushiri, the founder of a megachurch in South Africa, fled to his home country, Malawi, amid fraud and money laundering charges, leaving the two nations to argue over his fate.

#bushiri-shepherd, #extradition, #frauds-and-swindling, #fugitives, #law-and-legislation, #malawi, #south-africa

Enslaved, Terrorized, Disenfranchised: Black Americans Still Found Ways to Change America

Two new works of history, “South to Freedom,” by Alice L. Baumgartner, and “The Kidnapping Club,” by Jonathan Daniel Wells, show how the actions of Black Americans have long influenced national politics.

#baumgartner-alice-l, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #fugitives, #mexican-american-war-1846-48, #mexico, #new-york-city, #slavery-historical, #south-to-freedom-runaway-slaves-to-mexico-and-the-road-to-the-civil-war-book, #the-kidnapping-club-wall-street-slavery-and-resistance-on-the-eve-of-the-civil-war-book, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wells-jonathan-daniel-1969

Spanish Judge Releases a Fugitive Italian Mafia Suspect

A court spokesman said the judge had not been aware of accusations linking the fugitive to organized crime.

#ndrangheta, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #fugitives, #italy, #organized-crime, #spain

Peter Madsen, Killer of Kim Wall, Escapes Prison but Is Recaptured

Mr. Madsen fled the Herstedvester Prison near Copenhagen after taking a staff member hostage with what appeared to be a gun, according to local news outlets. He was apprehended a short time later.

#copenhagen-denmark, #denmark, #fugitives, #madsen-peter-1971, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #prison-escapes, #submarines-and-submersibles, #wall-kim-journalist

‘Straight to Gunshots’: How a U.S. Task Force Killed an Antifa Activist

New accounts from the scene raise questions about whether Michael Reinoehl, suspected of killing a far-right Trump supporter, pulled out a gun before officers fatally shot him.

#danielson-aaron-j-d-2020, #fugitives, #patriot-prayer, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #portland-ore, #reinoehl-michael-1972-2020, #united-states-marshals-service, #washington-state

How a U.S. Task Force Killed an Antifa Activist in Portland

New accounts from the scene raise questions about whether Michael Reinoehl, suspected of killing a far-right Trump supporter, pulled out a gun before officers fatally shot him.

#danielson-aaron-j-d-2020, #fugitives, #patriot-prayer, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #portland-ore, #reinoehl-michael-1972-2020, #united-states-marshals-service, #washington-state

John McAfee Arrested in Spain, and U.S. Seeks Extradition

The U.S. authorities accused the former antivirus impresario of evading taxes and said his extradition to American soil was pending.

#fugitives, #john-mcafee, #justice-department, #mcafee-inc, #spain, #tax-evasion, #united-states

Interpol Issues ‘Red Notice’ for Fugitive Red Bull Heir in Thai Hit and Run

The police in Thailand, widely criticized for dropping charges against the wealthy playboy in July, are now seeking the global agency’s help in finding him.

#deaths-fatalities, #fugitives, #hit-and-run-drivers, #interpol-international-criminal-police-organization, #red-bull, #thailand, #yoovidhaya-vorayuth

Hong Kong Is China, Like It or Not

After months of chaos in the city, something had to be done, and the Chinese government did it.

#china, #constitutions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deng-xiaoping, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #extradition, #fugitives, #heritage-foundation, #hong-kong, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #lam-carrie-1957, #law-and-legislation, #macau, #national-peoples-congress-china, #politics-and-government, #secession-and-independence-movements, #taiwan, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

In Dark Times, I Sought Out the Turmoil of Caravaggio’s Paintings

The work the artist made near the end of his life changed my understanding of both beauty and suffering.

#art, #caravaggio, #fugitives, #italy, #naples-italy, #syracuse-italy

Israeli Accused of Sex Abuse in Australia Can Be Extradited, Court Says

Australia has been seeking Malka Leifer’s extradition for six years so she can face 74 charges of sexual assault stemming from her time as the principal of an ultra-Orthodox school in Melbourne.

#australia, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #decisions-and-verdicts, #extradition, #fugitives, #international-relations, #israel, #leifer-malka, #mental-health-and-disorders, #sex-crimes

After 7 Years on the Run, a Muslim Brotherhood Leader Is Caught

Egypt said that a raid in Cairo had netted the outlawed movement’s acting leader, Mahmoud Ezzat, who was thought to have fled abroad.

#american-university-in-cairo, #cairo-egypt, #ezzat-mahmoud, #fugitives, #morsi-mohamed, #muslim-brotherhood-egypt, #muslims-and-islam

Afghan Soccer Official, Charged With Sexual Abuse, Evades Arrest

The unsuccessful operation against Keramuddin Keram, whom players accused of rape and other abuses, showed the limited reach of the national government.

#afghanistan, #fugitives, #international-federation-of-association-football-fifa, #keram-keramuddin, #sex-crimes, #soccer, #tajiks-ethnic-group

We’re All Hong Kongers Now

China wants to swallow up Hong Kong’s remaining freedoms. But it can’t be allowed to arrest, on American soil, a U.S. citizen.

#apple-inc, #communist-party-of-china, #computers-and-the-internet, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #freedom-of-assembly, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #freedom-of-the-press, #fugitives, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #lam-carrie-1957, #law-and-legislation, #national-basketball-assn, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #university-of-hong-kong, #xi-jinping

Retired Police Officer Tracks Down Escapee Who Shot Him Almost 50 Years Ago

“It was like unfinished business,” the former Denver officer said of finding the fugitive, who had been living under an alias in New Mexico for decades.

#archuleta-luis, #california, #cinquanta-daril, #denver-colo, #fugitives, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #prison-escapes

Thailand Drops All Charges Against Red Bull Heir in Deadly Crash

Vorayuth Yoovidhaya, grandson of the energy drinks inventor, had fled the country after striking a police officer with his car in Bangkok in 2012.

#bangkok-thailand, #deaths-fatalities, #fugitives, #hit-and-run-drivers, #interpol-international-criminal-police-organization, #red-bull, #vorayuth-yoovidhaya

Shot Twice in the Back: A Case Tests the ‘Fleeing Felon’ Defense

The family of a suicidal Colorado man killed by the police in 2019 has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit, as many states review their standards for the use of lethal force.

#fugitives, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #george-allan-d-2019, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #rifle-colo, #ryan-dewey-rifle-colo-police-officer, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us

Yoo Hyuk-kee, South Korea’s Most-Wanted Man, Arrested in New York

Yoo Hyuk-kee faces charges of embezzlement from the shipping company that ran a South Korean ferry that sank, killing more than 300 people. Prosecutors say embezzlement helped lead to unsafe conditions on the ferry.

#cheonghaejin-marine-co, #embezzlement, #extradition, #ferries, #fugitives, #justice-department, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #south-korea, #white-plains-ny

A Beverly Hills Hotel, Bought With Looted Money, Goes on Sale

The Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills was owned by a fugitive financier involved in a $2.5 billion fraud. Interested? It’ll cost north of $100 million.

#1malaysia-development-berhad-1mdb, #auctions, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #frauds-and-swindling, #fugitives, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #justice-department, #lermitage-beverly-hills, #low-jho-1981

7 Killed in Crash in El Paso After Border Patrol Tried to Stop Car

The vehicle, which was carrying 10 people, had been pursued before it crashed into a semitrailer on private property, the authorities said.

#customs-and-border-protection-us, #deaths-fatalities, #el-paso-tex, #fugitives, #mexico, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Fugitive Iranian Judge Dies After Fall From Hotel in Romania

The judge, on trial for bribery in Iran and known as a notorious jailer of journalists, plunged six stories in what is being called an apparent suicide.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #bucharest-romania, #extradition, #fugitives, #gholamreza-mansouri, #iran, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Several Officers Wounded in Shootout With Manhunt Suspect, Police Say

Mason James Lira, 26, who shot a deputy in the face outside of the police station in Paso Robles, Calif., early Wednesday, was “down” after a Thursday shootout, the authorities said.

#california, #fugitives, #lira-mason-james, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #paso-robles-calif

Sudanese War Crimes Suspect Arrested After 13 Years on the Run

Ali Kushayb, a Sudanese militia leader charged with 50 crimes against humanity and war crimes related to the conflict in Darfur, has surrendered to the authorities.

#darfur-sudan, #fugitives, #international-criminal-court, #sudan, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

UConn Student Wanted in 2 Homicides is Caught in Maryland

Mr. Manfredonia, 23, had been a fugitive since Friday, when the college senior began a series of violent crimes, the authorities said.

#connecticut, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fugitives, #hagerstown-md, #manfredonia-peter, #university-of-connecticut

UConn Student Went on Rampage, Killing 2 Before Fleeing, Police Say

Authorities are seeking Peter Manfredonia, 23, who was last seen in the Poconos of Pennsylvania.

#connecticut, #fugitives, #peter-manfredonia, #university-of-connecticut

France Arrests Rwandan Millionaire Accused of Financing 1994 Genocide

Félicien Kabuga, 84, had been on the run for 23 years, since he was indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on multiple charges of genocide.

#felicien-kabuga, #france, #fugitives, #hutu-tribe, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rwanda, #tutsi-tribe, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

2 Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Family Dollar Guard in Flint, Mich.

The authorities said the two men had been sought since May 1 in the shooting death of a security guard at the store in Flint, Mich.

#brya-s-bishop, #calvin-munerlyn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #family-dollar-stores-inc, #flint-mich, #fugitives, #guards, #larry-teague, #masks, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #ramonyea-bishop, #sharmel-teague