Latest Fugitives News

Scottish court frees wanted Catalan ex-politician on bail

Nov. 14, 2019 11:31 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A Scottish court has ordered bail for a fugitive Catalan former politician whose extradition is sought by Spain on charges of sedition for her role in a secession drive by Catalonia. The Edinburgh Sheriff Court allowed Clara Ponsatí to go free Thursday while it continues to study...

US attorney general says feds will focus on high-crime areas

Nov. 12, 2019 8:51 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities will coordinate with state and local law enforcement officers to crack down on violence in cities with high crime rates in the coming months after arresting hundreds of fugitives under a program underway nationwide, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said...

Fugitive Catalan politicians surrender to Belgian police

Nov. 8, 2019 8:54 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities say two associates of fugitive former Catalan regional leader Carles Puigdemont have handed themselves in to police after Spain issued a new warrant for their arrest. The Brussels prosecutor's office said Friday that former regional health minister Toni Comin and...

ICC knows where 3 Libyan fugitives are and urges arrests

Nov. 6, 2019 5:21 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Criminal Court's prosecutor called Wednesday for the immediate arrest of longtime Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's son and two others accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity, saying their whereabouts are known. Fatou Bensouda told the Security Council the...

American fugitive shoots self, wife as Thai police close in

Nov. 6, 2019 9:03 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — An American man who was among three prisoners who staged a violent escape from a courthouse in Thailand shot and wounded himself and his Thai wife on Wednesday as police surrounded them. Police Lt. Gen. Satawat Hirunburana said as officers approached the couple seeking their surrender, Bart...

Man surrenders after authorities edit photo to add costume

Oct. 31, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — All it took for one fugitive in Illinois to turn himself in was a little photo manipulation. WBBM-TV in Chicago reports that the Kankakee County Sheriff's Department posts notices about fugitives on its Facebook page each Wednesday. This week, the department posted a picture of...

Malaysian financier to give up claims to millions of dollars

Oct. 30, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fugitive financier will give up claims to hundreds of millions of dollars in luxury goods prosecutors say were purchased with money stolen from a Malaysian investment fund, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Under the settlement with U.S. prosecutors, the...

Man wanted in Pittsburgh slaying caught in Denver

Oct. 29, 2019 7:05 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal marshals in Denver have captured a man wanted in a deadly Memorial Day weekend shooting in Pittsburgh. Authorities took Jalaspian Charles into custody without incident on Monday. Charles is charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault and other counts stemming from a May 27...

Hong Kong, Taiwan spar over fugitive case that led to unrest

Oct. 22, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong is feuding with Taiwan over a fugitive murder suspect whose case indirectly sparked mass protests in Hong Kong in opposition to an unpopular extradition bill. Hong Kong officials pleaded on Tuesday for authorities in Taiwan to let the man surrender himself for killing his...

Ex-Catalan leader hands himself into Belgian authorities

Oct. 18, 2019 4:51 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Fugitive former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has handed himself in to Belgian justice authorities after Spain issued a new warrant for his arrest following the sentencing of 12 of his former colleagues. Puigdemont's office said Friday that he, "in the company of his lawyers, voluntarily...