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Self proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary, right, in the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 during a bail application. Bushiriri has triggered anger, a diplomatic incideBushiriri has triggered anger, a diplomatic incident and a good amount of head scratching by authorities in South Africa after he escaped from the country while facing criminal charges. Bushiri and his wife failed to report to a police station on Friday, Nov. 13 to meet their bail conditions and then appeared in their home nation of Malawi over the weekend.nt and a good amount of head scratching by authorities in South Africa after he escaped from the country while facing criminal charges. (AP Photo)

Fugitive preacher sparks diplomatic incident in South Africa

Nov. 17, 2020 11:36 AM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A preacher who calls himself a prophet has triggered anger, a diplomatic incident and a good amount of head scratching by authorities in South Africa after skipping bail, fleeing the country and emerging in his home nation of Malawi while facing charges of money laundering...

Federal fugitive captured after nearly 50 years on the run

Nov. 13, 2020 4:53 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who was serving a life sentence for murder when he escaped custody while attending his grandmother’s funeral nearly 50 years ago has been arrested in Michigan, the FBI announced Friday. Leonard Rayne Moses was 16 when he was convicted in the 1968 killing of Mary Amplo during...

Maine man convicted of 1996 rape in Massachusetts

Nov. 7, 2020 12:38 PM EST

BROCKTON (AP) — A man who fled to Maine where he lived under an alias for years has been convicted of raping a woman in Massachusetts in 1996. Ivan Keith, 62, formerly of Bridgewater and Seal Cove, Maine, pleaded guilty Thursday in Brockton Superior Court to charges including rape and kidnapping, The...

Officials: Rapist found in Florida after decades as fugitive

Nov. 5, 2020 4:30 PM EST

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A convicted rapist has been arrested in Florida more than 40 years after skipping out on his Connecticut prison sentence and assuming a stolen identity, authorities said. Douglas Bennett, 76, was arrested Wednesday at his Clearwater home and charged with passport fraud and...

This wanted poster, provided by the German police on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, shows Jan Marsalek, the former 'Wirecard' chief operating officer. German investigators are appealing for the public’s help in tracking down the former chief operating officer of bankrupt payment company Wirecard who is facing allegations of fraud and other charges. Federal police issued a wanted poster for Jan Marsalek, saying the 40-year-old Austrian is suspected to have fled Germany after learning authorities were after him. (BKA via AP)

Report: Fugitive tech boss was Austrian spy agency informant

Oct. 30, 2020 4:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German media report that a fugitive former top executive of payment company Wirecard was an informant for the Austrian spy agency BVT. Jan Marsalek, the former chief operating officer of Wirecard, faces allegations of fraud and other charges in connection with the company's sudden bankruptcy...

Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers speaks during a virtual news conference at the Department of Justice, Wednesday,  Oct. 28, 2020 in Washington, as FBI Director Christopher Wray  looks on. The Justice Department has charged eight people with working on behalf of the Chinese government to locate Chinese dissidents and political opponents living in the U.S. and coerce them into returning to China. Five of the eight were arrested Wednesday morning. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)

China blasts US charges against agents seeking man's return

Oct. 29, 2020 5:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday accused the U.S. of seeking to smear Beijing's efforts to pursue fugitives, a day after the Justice Department charged eight people with seeking to coerce a New Jersey man who was wanted by Beijing into returning to China to face charges. Foreign ministry spokesperson Wang...

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 file photo, Board member of an NGO organization that monitors racism and xenophobia, Rafal Gawel, stands in his office in Warsaw, Poland shortly after it was raided by the police who seized computers. Norway has granted asylum to a Polish man who had fled prison term for fraud and forging of documents, but says the prison term was a form of political persecution under Poland's right-wing government. Observers say that Rafal Gawel's case is the first time political asylum has been granted to a Pole in more then 30 years since communism was ousted from Poland.  (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)

Norway grants asylum to fugitive Pole, raising controversy

Oct. 12, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Norway has granted asylum to a Polish man who had fled prison term for fraud and forging of documents, but says the prison term was a form of political persecution under Poland's right-wing government. Observers say that Rafal Gawel's case is the first time political asylum has been...

FILE- This July 21, 2020 file photo provided by the Connecticut State Police shows Peter Manfredonia. The former UConn student who avoided capture in several states for six days after being accused of killing two people in Connecticut was back in court Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, for a hearing in one of his two murder cases. (Connecticut State Police via AP, File)

UConn student accused of 2 slayings returns to court

Oct. 2, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A former UConn student who avoided capture in several states for six days after being accused of killing two people in Connecticut was back in court Friday for a hearing in one of his two murder cases. Peter Manfredonia, 23, was in Superior Court in Rockville on Friday, where a...

FILE - In this Friday, April 4, 2014 file photo, the skulls and bones of some of those who were slaughtered as they sought refuge inside the church are laid out as a memorial to the thousands who were killed in and around the Catholic church during the 1994 genocide in Ntarama, Rwanda. France's highest court on Wednesday Sept.30, 2020 rejected Rwandan genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga's appeal of a decision to extradite him to an international court in The Hague. Kabuga, one of the most-wanted fugitives in Rwanda's 1994 genocide, was arrested outside Paris in May after 25 years on the run. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

French high court OKs extradition of Rwanda genocide suspect

Sep. 30, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s highest court on Wednesday gave the green light for Rwandan genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga to be extradited to a special international court in Tanzania, rejecting his appeal. Kabuga, one of the most wanted fugitives in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, was arrested outside...