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fugitive facing charges in aurora arrested in quincy


an aurora man who eluded authorities by leaving a hospital tuesday was out on bond on unrelated attempted murder and aggravated drunk driving charges, records show.police said billy j. cole jr., 38, crashed a car that was not his as he fled kane county sheriff's deputies monday in aurora.after... (hannah leone)






ex-fugitive lawyer facing more charges


louisville, ky. (ap) — charges are piling up against a kentucky lawyer whose capture in central america ended his six months on the run to avoid prison for his role in a massive social security fraud case.a federal prosecutor filed court papers wednesday signaling the government will try eric conn on more than a dozen charges including mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.if convicted, the flamboyant attorney could spend the rest of his life in prison.conn would have avoided the charges if he had abided by his plea deal with the government.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.instead, he cut off his electronic monitor and fled in june, prompting an exhaustive search. conn had been on home detention while awaiting sentencing, but he disappeared while in lexington






officials: fugitive kentucky lawyer embroiled in massive social security fraud c


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressla ceiba, honduras (ap) — officials: fugitive kentucky lawyer embroiled in massive social security fraud case is captured in honduras.the associated press






florida sheriff seeks out suspects with 'wheel of fugitive'


orlando, fla. — a florida sheriff's weekly "wheel of fugitive" show on facebook is drawing in viewers and laughs, but he says it's also putting suspects in jail.for the past 18 months, in brief videos posted to his agency's facebook page , brevard county sheriff wayne ivey has selected one fugitive per week with the spin of a large green wheel. every tuesday at 8 p.m., viewers can see which fugitive out of the 10 pictured on the wheel will be the winner — or loser — to be pursued that week.ivey urges the fugitive to give up and adds, "we'll see you next time on wheel of fugitive."ivey says many fugitives have been turned in via tips from the public, and some have indeed turned themselves in.






person claiming to be fugitive lawyer claims help in escape


louisville, ky. (ap) — someone claiming to be a fugitive kentucky lawyer has told a newspaper he had help in his escape about a month before he was to be sentenced in a massive social security fraud case.in an email to the lexington herald-leader, the person purporting to be eric conn said the only assistance in his escape was “from someone who is absolutely insusceptible to the reach of american law.” it didn’t elaborate on the identity of the person or their location.the fbi has said conn’s electronic monitoring device was found june 2 in lexington, kentucky, in a backpack along interstate 75.conn, a disabilities lawyer, had pleaded guilty in march to stealing from the federal government and bribing a judge in a nearly $600 million social security fraud case. he was facing up to 12 years






indictment: fugitive kentucky lawyer had help in his escape


louisville, ky. (ap) — a federal indictment claims a fugitive kentucky lawyer involved in a social security fraud case had help in the escape plot he hatched a year before his disappearance.the newly unsealed indictment alleges an employee of eric conn opened a bank account that conn used to transfer money out of the country. it claims the employee, curtis lee wyatt, tested security at the u.s-mexico border at conn’s direction.wyatt is accused of purchasing a pickup truck for use in conn’s escape in june.the indictment charges wyatt with aiding in conn’s escape.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.wyatt’s attorney, thomas lyons, told the lexington herald-leader he thinks his client will receive a summons for a court appearance this week.conn pleaded guilty to stealing






garden city lawyer pleads guilty to stealing over $785g from clients


advertisement | advertise on newsdaygarden city lawyer steven morelli pleaded guilty on monday, april 17, 2017, to misusing clients' funds. (credit: ncpd) a garden city lawyer who the district attorney’s office said treated his clients’ settlement money “as his personal piggy bank” by stealing more than $785,000 pleaded guilty monday to felony charges.prosecutors said steven morelli, 60, is now facing 2 1/2 to 7 1/2 years in prison when a judge sentences him in june after his plea to eight grand larceny charges.the nassau district attorney’s...






police: fugitive caught trying to cross border into canada


highgate, vt. (ap) — a new hampshire man wanted on burglary charges has been caught after authorities arrested him as he was trying to cross the canadian border in vermont.vermont state police say they caught the 28-year-old man on interstate 89 in highgate wednesday evening. wmur-tv reports the suspect was identified as a fugitive from justice by customs agents.the fugitive was identified and taken into custody after they learned he had an active arrest warrant for burglary in merrimack county, new hampshire.he was transported to st. albans for processing and then transferred to an area jail.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






lawyer: independent journalist abducted in georgia


baku, azerbaijan — a lawyer for an independent azerbaijani journalist says his client has been abducted from georgia, where he had been living, and forcibly taken to azerbaijan.a court in this former soviet republic is due to hold a hearing on wednesday to arrest afgan mukhtarli, who is facing charges of smuggling and crossing the border illegally.mukhtarli, who is also a civil rights activist, had been living in neighboring georgia for three years. his lawyer elchin sadigov told the associated press the journalist was abducted outside his home tuesday evening, beaten up and taken to the land border between azerbaijan and georgia. sadigov claimed that the journalist's captors planted 10,000 euros ($11,180) on him, which led to the charges.georgian officials have not commented on the case.






polygamist who fled to mexico 15 years ago is now free in u.s.


a polygamist who fled to mexico about 15 years ago with his wives and children while facing child molestation charges in arizona is now free after the charges were dropped months ago.orson william black jr. was arrested by mexican authorities in the northern state of chihuahua and handed over to u.s. officials in el paso last week. he was briefly held on an arizona fugitive warrant before being released because no agency would extradite him, el paso county sheriff's spokeswoman chris acosta said.the arizona attorney general's office charged black in 2003 with molestation over allegations he persuaded two teenagers who later became his wives to impregnate themselves with his sperm. a review prompted by a federal inquiry led to a decision to drop the charges for lack of evidence, office spok






fugitive lawyer says he’s fled the us using fake passport


louisville, ky. (ap) — a fugitive kentucky lawyer at the center of a nearly $600 million social security fraud case has fled the country using a fake passport and has gotten help from someone overseas with a job to help support himself. the lexington herald-leader reported sunday that 56-year-old eric conn, in an email exchange with the paper over the weekend, says he flew to a country that does not have an extradition agreement with the u.s.the paper says it tried to verify conn’s identity by asking him question that only he could answer, including his social security number, which it obtained from court documents, and details about one of his marriages. he answered correctly, the paper says.conn pleaded guilty in march to stealing from the federal government and bribing a judge.most read






fugitive kentucky lawyer captured in honduras after 6 months


a fugitive kentucky lawyer who disappeared six months ago before facing a prison sentence for his central role in a massive social security fraud case has been captured in honduras and will be returned to the u.s., officials said.eric conn was captured by a swat team as he came out of a restaurant in the coastal city of la ceiba, the honduras public magistrate's office said in a monday news release. the office said the arrest was "the product of arduous intelligence, surveillance and tailing by the agents."u.s. federal agents spent months tracking conn, who cut off his electronic monitor and fled in june.the flamboyant attorney had been on home detention while awaiting sentencing, but he disappeared while in lexington, kentucky, at the permission of federal authorities to meet with his att






fbi: it’s unlikely fugitive lawyer escaped without help


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mexico asks guatemala to extradite ex-governor javier duarte


guatemala city — the mexican government has formally requested the extradition of a fugitive governor captured in april in guatemala.guatemala's foreign ministry in a message to reporters said wednesday the request has been forwarded to justice officials so it could be considered by the court handling javier duarte's case.judges will consider evidence produced by mexico to support its corruption charges.duarte was arrested in a lakeside tourist town six months after resigning as governor of veracruz. he faces embezzlement and organized crime charges in mexico.also in april, italian authorities captured fugitive ex-tamaulipas gov. tomas yarrington. on monday, mexican authorities announced the arrest of a third fugitive former governor in panama, roberto borge of quintana roo state.all three






fbi: fugitive lawyer likely still in the united states


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man suspected in girl's death in illinois due in vegas court


las vegas — a man under investigation after his youngest daughter's body was found in the garage of an abandoned home in illinois is due to face a judge friday in las vegas, where he is accused of abusing two other daughters and forcing his wife into prostitution.jason scott quate is expected to have a lawyer appointed to his case during his first court appearance on felony charges of sex trafficking and living from the earnings of a prostitute.he won't be asked to enter a plea while a local judge schedules a preliminary hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to send the case to state court for trial. the charges, combined, could get him up to 24 years in state prison.no charges have been filed in the girl's death, but quate is also facing child abuse and child pornography charge






bombing suspect's lawyer wants shootout charges dropped


elizabeth, n.j. — a lawyer for man accused of setting off bombs in new jersey and new york city who wants charges related to a shootout dismissed.nj.com reports (http://bit.ly/2lpstjn ) union county deputy public defender peter liguori, who is representing ahmad rahimi, filed pre-trial motions, including one to strike repetitive counts in the indictment against rahimi.twenty-eight-year-old rahimi is charged with five counts of attempted murder for the sept. 19 gun battle in linden, new jersey. at the time, he was being sought for planting bombs in manhattan, near a charity run in seaside park, and in a trash can in elizabeth.liguori argues prosecutors failed to present sufficient evidence to support charges he tried to kill linden police officers.rahimi is also facing a federal trial over






email to paper claims to be from fugitive kentucky lawyer


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man suspected in girl’s death in illinois due in vegas court


las vegas (ap) — a man under investigation after his youngest daughter’s body was found in the garage of an abandoned home in illinois is due to face a judge friday in las vegas, where he is accused of abusing two other daughters and forcing his wife into prostitution.jason scott quate is expected to have a lawyer appointed to his case during his first court appearance on felony charges of sex trafficking and living from the earnings of a prostitute.he won’t be asked to enter a plea while a local judge schedules a preliminary hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to send the case to state court for trial. the charges, combined, could get him up to 24 years in state prison.no charges have been filed in the girl’s death, but quate is also facing child abuse and child pornography c






fugitive mexican governor arrested in guatemala


mexico city—javier duarte, the fugitive governor of veracruz state who became the face of mexico’s endemic corruption, was arrested in guatemala on saturday on charges of racketeering and embezzlement, mexican officials said.mr. duarte eluded authorities for almost six months after making his initial escape on a government helicopter in october, the same day authorities asked a judge for an arrest warrant, deeply embarrassing the...






brazilian businessman eike batista still a fugitive, whereabouts unknown, police


são paulo—brazilian businessman eike batista remains a fugitive and his whereabouts are currently unknown to the country’s authorities, brazil’s federal police said friday. mr. batista’s lawyer, fernando martins, said earlier friday that his client is in new york, at an undisclosed address, and has no intention of fleeing to germany. mr. martins couldn’t be reached friday afternoon. the businessman, who also holds german...






fugitive mexican ex-governor tomás yarrington arrested in italy


mexico city—italian police detained a former governor of a violent and drug-plagued mexican border state on sunday, on charges of racketeering and money laundering, a top official at mexico’s attorney-general office said.tomás yarrington, the former governor of tamaulipas state, had been a fugitive from mexican justice for almost five years, the official said. last year, mexico offered a reward of about $800,000 for information...






tennessee judge facing federal charges resigns


nashville, tenn. (ap) — an embattled tennessee judge who is facing charges after allegations surfaced that he helped a woman with her legal troubles in exchange for sex has stepped down from the bench.the tennessean (http://tnne.ws/2ns5gtu ) reports that a lawyer announced in court friday that davidson county general sessions judge cason “casey” moreland has resigned effective april 4.the lawyer’s comments came during a hearing for moreland, who faces federal charges that he attempted to obstruct justice through bribery, witness tampering and retaliating against a witness.a federal judge ruled that evidence showed there was probable cause to sustain the charges against moreland. however, u.s. magistrate judge joe brown ruled that he could be released from jail pending trial, with limitatio






watch: deputy chases fugitive fleeing on backhoe


after eluding authorities for nearly a day, the tennessee man was captured, jailed on at least five felony charges.        






roman polanski's lawyer asks judge to give clue on sentence


los angeles — roman polanski's attorney implored a judge monday to signal how the fugitive director would be sentenced if he returned to los angeles to resolve his long-running underage sex abuse case.superior court judge scott gordon heard arguments in the four-decade-old case but gave no immediate indication of how he would rule, saying he would issue a written order.polanski's lawyer, harland braun, said he was trying to find a solution for a unique case, while a prosecutor said the oscar winner was trying to get special treatment and dictate how the case proceeds from afar.deputy district attorney michele hanisee said polanski needed to appear in court to resolve the charges and urged the judge to reject what she called an attempt to give a "wealthy celebrity different treatment than a






fbi: fugitive lawyer likely still in the united states


louisville, ky. — a fugitive kentucky lawyer at the center of a nearly $600 million social security fraud case is believed to still be in the country, but "we're not sure how long that will be," an fbi official said wednesday.a $20,000 reward was offered for information leading authorities to eric conn, the flamboyant disability lawyer who disappeared last week, a month before his sentencing. a warrant was issued for his arrest.conn pleaded guilty in march to stealing from the federal government and bribing a judge. he had been ordered to pay the government tens of millions of dollars.the fbi is working with multiple agencies and is pursuing numerous leads, said amy hess, special agent in charge of the fbi in kentucky."we believe he is still in the country, but we are not sure how long tha






bounty hunters, fugitive kill each other in shootout at texas car dealership


authorities said wednesday two bounty hunters and the fugitive from minnesota they were tracking shot each other dead in a hail of bullets that sent customers and employees fleeing for cover at a texas car dealership.the two men had pursued ramon michael hutchinson, 49, to a nissan dealership in greenville, about 50 miles northeast of dallas tuesday. stew peters, a bail investigator with the private minnesota-based company u.s. fugitive recovery and extradition, said hutchinson had been sought since march when he failed to appear for a court hearing in hennepin county, which includes minneapolis.hutchinson, listed in court records as a resident of st. paul, minnesota, was facing several charges that included assaulting a law enforcement officer.it's not clear what brought hutchinson to tex






investigator: deadly shooting began when fugitive confronted


dallas — authorities said wednesday two bounty hunters and the fugitive from minnesota they were tracking were shot dead in a hail of bullets that sent customers and employees fleeing for cover at a texas car dealership.the two men had pursued ramon michael hutchinson, 49, to a nissan dealership in greenville, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of dallas tuesday. stew peters, a bail investigator with the private minnesota-based company u.s. fugitive recovery and extradition, said hutchinson had been sought since march when he failed to appear for a court hearing in hennepin county, which includes minneapolis.hutchinson, listed in court records as a resident of st. paul, minnesota, was facing several charges that included assaulting a law enforcement officer.it's not clear what brough






bounty hunters and st. paul fugitive shoot each other dead in texas


dallas — authorities said wednesday two bounty hunters and the fugitive from minnesota they were tracking shot each other dead in a hail of bullets that sent customers and employees fleeing for cover at a texas car dealership.the two men had pursued ramon michael hutchinson, 49, to a nissan dealership in greenville, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of dallas tuesday. stew peters, a bail investigator with the private minnesota-based company u.s. fugitive recovery and extradition, said hutchinson had been sought since march when he failed to appear for a court hearing in hennepin county, which includes minneapolis.hutchinson, listed in court records as a resident of st. paul, minnesota, was facing several charges that included assaulting a law enforcement officer.it's not clear what






fugitive technology executive sentenced to 30 months for stock-options backdatin


jacob “kobi” alexander, a fugitive technology executive who fled to africa for a decade rather than face criminal charges in a stock-options backdating scandal, was sentenced thursday in brooklyn federal court to 30 months in federal prison, the longest sentence ever imposed in such a case.mr. alexander, 64 years old, had pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud after having returned from living in namibia, and he faced up to...






canadian fugitive: toronto man wanted for inciting genocide living freely in dha


toronto — salman hossain is a canadian fugitive. wanted for promoting a genocide against jews, he is the subject of an ontario provincial police warrant and an interpol notice that asks police worldwide to locate and arrest him.but he is not that hard to find.on sunday, a photographer caught the 32-year-old former toronto resident outside a coffee franchise in the gulshan district of the bangladeshi capital, dhaka. he arrived in a silver toyota corolla with bangladeshi licence plates.photos he has shared privately in recent weeks show him in the restaurant and gym at dhaka’s luxury lakeshore banani hotel, and standing behind his corolla in an area of dhaka known as diabari uttara.“that individual is still wanted,” said acting staff sgt. peter leon of the opp, which conducted the investigat






canadian fugitive: toronto man wanted for inciting genocide living freely in dha


toronto — salman hossain is a canadian fugitive. wanted for promoting a genocide against jews, he is the subject of an ontario provincial police warrant and an interpol notice that asks police worldwide to locate and arrest him.but he is not that hard to find.on sunday, a photographer caught the 32-year-old former toronto resident outside a coffee franchise in the gulshan district of the bangladeshi capital, dhaka. he arrived in a silver toyota corolla with bangladeshi licence plates.photos he has shared privately in recent weeks show him in the restaurant and gym at dhaka’s luxury lakeshore banani hotel, and standing behind his corolla in an area of dhaka known as diabari uttara.“that individual is still wanted,” said acting staff sgt. peter leon of the opp, which conducted the investigat






canadian fugitive: toronto man wanted for inciting genocide living freely in dha


toronto — salman hossain is a canadian fugitive. wanted for promoting a genocide against jews, he is the subject of an ontario provincial police warrant and an interpol notice that asks police worldwide to locate and arrest him.but he is not that hard to find.on sunday, a photographer caught the 32-year-old former toronto resident outside a coffee franchise in the gulshan district of the bangladeshi capital, dhaka. he arrived in a silver toyota corolla with bangladeshi licence plates.photos he has shared privately in recent weeks show him in the restaurant and gym at dhaka’s luxury lakeshore banani hotel, and standing behind his corolla in an area of dhaka known as diabari uttara.“that individual is still wanted,” said acting staff sgt. peter leon of the opp, which conducted the investigat






canadian fugitive: toronto man wanted for inciting genocide living freely in dha


toronto — salman hossain is a canadian fugitive. wanted for promoting a genocide against jews, he is the subject of an ontario provincial police warrant and an interpol notice that asks police worldwide to locate and arrest him.but he is not that hard to find.on sunday, a photographer caught the 32-year-old former toronto resident outside a coffee franchise in the gulshan district of the bangladeshi capital, dhaka. he arrived in a silver toyota corolla with bangladeshi licence plates.photos he has shared privately in recent weeks show him in the restaurant and gym at dhaka’s luxury lakeshore banani hotel, and standing behind his corolla in an area of dhaka known as diabari uttara.“that individual is still wanted,” said acting staff sgt. peter leon of the opp, which conducted the investigat






longtime fugitive ordered held without bond on murder, rape charges


a former southwest side auto mechanic who was among the fbi’s most wanted is on his way back to chicago to face kidnapping, rape and murder charges, authorities said.fidel urbina was flying in from mexico and was expected to land tuesday at o’hare international airport, according to the fbi.in... (chicago tribune staff)






man arrested after taking photo in virginia tech restroom


blacksburg, va. — a 34-year-old man is facing multiple charges after police say he took photos of a college student in a restroom on the virginia tech campus.the roanoke times reports (http://bit.ly/2zegnow ) that aldron adams of pulaski is facing a march 1 court appearance on charges including filming a non-consenting nude person, marijuana possession and fleeing from law enforcement.according to court records, a student using the restroom in tech's mccomas hall on nov. 8 noticed a hand reaching under the stall with a phone in a "glittery pink case."the court records state the student followed adams out of the restroom and called police, who arrested adams and found drugs on his person and in his car.the paper reports that adams' lawyer declined comment.






email to paper claims to be from fugitive kentucky lawyer


lexington, ky. (ap) — someone claiming to be a fugitive kentucky lawyer at the center of a nearly $600 million social security fraud case has contacted a newspaper to spell out proposed terms of his surrender.disability lawyer eric c. conn, who disappeared a month before his sentencing, faces an outstanding fbi warrant for his arrest. the lexington herald-leader (http://bit.ly/2sqlgh7 ) reports the terms received in an email to the newspaper included that conn not be charged with crimes related to fleeing. among other suggested terms for surrender include a request that they be made available for public review.conn’s attorney, scott white, told the associated press on sunday that he also received an email with some of the same details and is convinced it was from his client due in part to






family of teen who died after wisdom teeth procedure sues edina dentist


the “negligent and dangerous” actions of an edina oral surgeon during a routine wisdom teeth extraction led to the death of an eden prairie teen, the ’s family is alleging in a lawsuit filed this week in hennepin county district court.the medical malpractice and wrongful death suit against dr. paul tompach, who continues to see patients under state licensing board restrictions, alleges that several missteps caused the death of sydney galleger in june 2015. the lawsuit’s allegations about what tompach did wrong early in the procedure mirror much of what the state board of dentistry investigation determined before it put him under indefinite restrictions starting in march 2016.those missteps range from incorrectly administering general anesthesia to failing to provide proper monitoring durin