In South Africa’s Farmgate Scandal, a Theft and Then a Silence

Namibian investigators tracing money transfers by men suspected of stealing wads of cash from President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa say their cross-border calls for help went unanswered.

#african-national-congress, #corruption-institutional, #fraser-arthur, #fugitives, #informers, #namibia, #politics-and-government, #ramaphosa-cyril, #robberies-and-thefts, #south-africa

‘We Need All Eyes on This’: Police Officers Hunt for Subway Gunman

The police released images of the suspect who fatally shot a 48-year-old man on the Q train on Sunday, and they asked for help in locating the gunman.

#brooklyn-nyc, #canal-street-manhattan-ny, #enriquez-daniel-d-2022, #fugitives, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #transit-systems

How Maria Alyokhina of Pussy Riot Escaped From Russia

After more than a decade of activism, Maria Alyokhina disguised herself as a food courier to evade the police — and a widening crackdown by President Vladimir Putin.

#alyokhina-maria, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fugitives, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #iceland, #kjartansson-ragnar, #lithuania, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #pop-and-rock-music, #pussy-riot, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Inside the N.Y.P.D. Manhunt for the Brooklyn Subway Shooter

A quick-thinking transit worker. A father and son off to school. A teenager on a field trip. They all played a part in catching a suspect.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #fugitives, #new-york-city, #office-of-emergency-management-nyc, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #terrorism

Iowa Man Who Faked His Death to Avoid Trial Is Arrested

Jacob Greer, 28, had been on the run since 2016, fleeing trial on child sexual abuse imagery charges.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #des-moines-iowa, #fugitives, #greer-jacob-channce, #kalispell-mont, #united-states-marshals-service

Man Who Police Say Used Tinder to Hunt Women Is Charged With Murder

Danueal Drayton raped and strangled Samantha Stewart in 2018, prosecutors say. He was free on bail at the time because of a paperwork mix-up.

#bail, #extradition, #fugitives, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sex-crimes

Armed Intruder Prompts Lockdown at Joint Base Andrews as Vice President Lands

Vice President Kamala Harris, the second gentleman and four Cabinet members had just landed at the base when two people drove through a security checkpoint, the authorities said.

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Man Held for Five Days in Jail Over Mistaken Identity, His Lawyer Says

Leonardo Silva Oliveira, 26, was arrested last week on a warrant out of Palm Beach County for a man with the same name and similar age who was wanted for probation violation charges.

#fort-lauderdale-fla, #fugitives, #leonardo-silva-oliveira, #palm-beach-county-fla

South Korea Indicts Defector From the North Over Leaflets

South Korea banned the spread of leaflets across the border last year. Park Sang-hak, an outspoken activist who defied the ban, was indicted in a first this week.

#defectors-political, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #fugitives, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kim-jong-un, #moon-jae-in, #north-korea, #propaganda, #south-korea

Fugitive Who Faked His Death and Fled U.S. Is Caught in Scotland, Officials Say

Nicholas Alahverdian, a suspect in a 2008 rape in Utah, was traced to a hospital in Glasgow, where he had been placed on a ventilator with Covid-19, the authorities said.

#elorza-jorge-o, #extradition, #forensic-science, #fugitives, #funerals-and-memorials, #glasgow-scotland, #langevin-james-r, #ohio, #providence-ri, #rhode-island, #sex-crimes, #utah

Two Held in Fatal Shooting of the Memphis Rapper Young Dolph

One suspect was captured by federal marshals in Indiana after failing to surrender as he had promised on social media, the authorities said.

#crime-and-criminals, #firearms, #fugitives, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rap-and-hip-hop, #young-dolph

Robert Durst, Real Estate Scion Convicted as a Killer, Dies at 78

He was a suspect in three lurid murders and became a fugitive. In September, he was found guilty in the fatal shooting of a confidante and sentenced to life in prison.

#berman-susan-1945-2000, #deaths-obituaries, #durst-organization, #durst-robert-a, #fugitives, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #the-jinx-the-life-and-deaths-of-robert-durst-tv-program

Italian Mafia Fugitive Caught In Spain Thanks to Google Maps

Investigators had tracked the man to a town in Spain, and an image found online confirmed that the police were on the right track.

#computers-and-the-internet, #fugitives, #google-street-view, #google-maps, #italy, #organized-crime, #spain

Maryland’s Wayward Zebras Have Been Captured After Nearly Four Months

The two zebras had escaped with another, which was later found dead, from a suburban farm, delighting residents and evading attempts to capture them, the authorities said.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #fugitives, #maryland, #prince-georges-county-md, #upper-marlboro-md, #zebras

A Murder, Gold Bars, a Jailbreak and Questions About Justice

Was the 1993 killing of a woman near Buffalo committed by a prison escapee? Was the detective who solved the case involved? Is there anything straightforward about this crime?

#bentley-david-f-tonawanda-ny-police-officer, #buffalo-ny, #erie-county-ny, #fugitives, #informers, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #tonawanda-ny

Ahead of Summit, U.S. Deported Chinese Nationals, and China Let an American Leave

The moves seemed aimed at untangling diplomatic knots as the two countries are clashing over human rights abuses, economic policies and much more.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #fugitives, #immigration-detention, #international-relations, #liu-changming, #liu-cynthia-1991, #liu-victor-1999, #meng-wanzhou, #politics-and-government, #state-department, #united-states, #xi-jinping, #yujing-zhang

Search for Abducted Children Leads to Traffic Stop, Gunshots and 4 Dead

Law enforcement authorities in two states had been pursuing a former Baltimore County police officer and a female accomplice, who they said kidnapped the officer’s children.

#baltimore-md, #baltimore-county-md, #fugitives, #hogan-lawrence-j, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #maryland, #pennsylvania, #robberies-and-thefts, #york-pa

Father and Son Help Crack Unsolved 1969 Bank Robbery

Theodore J. Conrad pulled off one of the biggest bank robberies in Cleveland’s history. The case eluded officials for decades, until an obituary appeared online and family secrets began to unravel.

#bank-robberies, #cleveland-ohio, #fugitives, #john-k-elliott, #massachusetts, #peter-j-elliott, #theodore-john-conrad, #united-states-marshals-service

Spanish Police Seek Missing Plane Passengers After Emergency Landing

More than 20 people fled a Moroccan flight that diverted to Mallorca after a passenger apparently fell ill. A dozen had yet to be found.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #fugitives, #majorca-spain, #spain

He Escaped Prison in 2015. Did He Kill a Young Mother Decades Before?

A bid to exonerate two men in a Buffalo-area murder centers on the possible role in the crime of Richard Matt, a notorious New York killer.

#dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #erie-county-ny, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #forensic-science, #fugitives, #matt-richard-w-1967, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #prison-escapes, #sweat-david-p-1980, #tonawanda

Spanish Court Agrees to Extradite Former Venezuela Spy Chief to U.S.

Hugo Carvajal, once a prominent figure in the government of the Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro, faces drug-trafficking charges in the United States.

#carvajal-hugo, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #extradition, #fugitives, #madrid-spain, #maduro-nicolas, #politics-and-government, #spain, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #venezuela

Louisiana State Police Did Not Discover Trooper Had Been Killed for Half a Day

Master Trooper Adam Gaubert of the Louisiana State Police was found dead in his car more than 12 hours after he was ambushed on Saturday, the authorities said.

#adam-gaubert, #attacks-on-police, #deaths-fatalities, #fugitives, #louisiana, #louisiana-state-police, #matthew-reese-mire, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

Italy Frees Catalan Separatist Leader From Jail. Here’s How the Case Has Gone.

Carles Puigdemont, a former leader of Catalonia, faces trial in Spain and was detained briefly in Italy. It is not clear if he will appear when the court considers whether to return him to Spain.

#barcelona-spain, #catalonia-spain, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #decisions-and-verdicts, #europe, #european-parliament, #extradition, #fugitives, #italy, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #madrid-spain, #politics-and-government, #puigdemont-carles-1962, #sardinia-italy, #secession-and-independence-movements, #spain, #territorial-disputes, #treason-and-sedition

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.

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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