Latest Fugitives News

Officials: Navy bribery case fugitive tried to get to Russia

Sep. 22, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Since escaping two weeks ago, officials say the fugitive Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard” — who orchestrated one of the U.S. Navy’s largest bribery scandals — zipped between countries to find a place where he could become virtually untouchable for...

S. Korea requests Interpol's help in Terraform Labs probe

Sep. 19, 2022 23:19 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors have asked Interpol to issue a fugitive alert for the founder of Terraform Labs as they investigate a $40 billion crash of the firm’s cryptocurrency that devastated retail investors around the world. The Seoul Southern District...

No bail in 1972 Hawaii killing arrest; Reno arraignment set

Sep. 16, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada judge has ordered a former deputy state attorney general accused of killing a 19-year-old woman in Hawaii 50 years ago to remain jailed without bail until he is arraigned next week on a fugitive charge. Tudor Chirila Jr., 77, made a brief appearance...

$40K offered for info to find fugitive in Navy bribery case

Sep. 09, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. government posted a $40,000 reward Friday for information leading to the arrest of the Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard," who disappeared weeks before he was set to be sentenced for one of the largest bribery scandals in the nation’s military...

Decrying Ukraine war, Russian soldier seeks refuge in France

Sep. 07, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Breaking the rules by taking a deep drag of his cigarette in a Paris airport washroom, the fugitive paratrooper rips his Russian passport in two and tosses it in the toilet, along with his military ID. It is Pavel Filatiev's last act of defiance before turning his...

US official: Tip, mom tracked murder suspect in El Salvador

Sep. 02, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A tip along with the perseverance of the mother of a woman killed in San Diego in 2016 led to the arrest of her boyfriend, a U.S. Marine veteran who fled to El Salvador and was teaching English there, prosecutors said Friday at the arraignment of Raymond McLeod. ...

Suspect in 2016 San Diego killing captured in El Salvador

Aug. 31, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An Arizona man wanted for the killing of his girlfriend in San Diego in 2016 was captured in El Salvador, the U.S. Marshals Service said. Raymond McLeod, 37, who was on the U.S. Marshals' 15 Most Wanted list, was taken into custody Monday afternoon by local law...

Federal fugitive fatally shot by police in Virginia

Aug. 30, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia are investigating the fatal police shooting of a federal fugitive. Virginia State Police said the shooting happened shortly before 10 p.m. Monday in Albemarle County after a law enforcement task force located Andrew T. Ainsworth,...

Turkish opposition seeks probe into bribery allegations

Aug. 29, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish opposition parties on Monday filed legal complaints to press Turkish prosecutors into investigating corruption allegations made by a fugitive mafia boss against people close to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party. In a series of tweets...

Police: WVa officers kill fugitive who pulled gun at funeral

Aug. 24, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

NUTTER FORT, W.Va. (AP) — A man being sought by U.S. Marshals and other law enforcement agencies was fatally shot at a northern West Virginia funeral service for his father Wednesday after he pulled a gun on officers attempting to apprehend him, authorities said. The shooting...