Teriq Aziz--Where Are You? And Why?
My question to prosecutors and judges: Why are Kozlowski, Rigas and Ebbers--filthy rich white guys convicted of swindling billions of dollars, destroying the lives of thousands and facing the probability of dying in jail--walking around as free men when Cory Kemp--a stony broke African-American kid guilty of stealing chump change (relatively speaking)--was thrown into the slammer?
Some recent high-profile fugitives
Osama Bin Laden, perhaps the most famous and wanted man in history. Despite the best efforts of the intelligence and military of the entire free world--and with a bounty of $25 million on his head--at this writing, he remains at large.
Abu Al-Zarqawi, also with a $25 million reward being offered, is still at large and creating mayhem in post-war Iraq.
Robert Vesco, 69, was accused of embezzling $20 million and fled to Costa Rica where he donated $2.1 million to the President Jose Figueres, who signed a law giving the financier asylum. In 1978 Figueres was out and the "Vesco Law" repealed. Vesco, a narcotics addict, fled to Cuba where, after being convicted of drug dealing, is in a Cuban jail.
Marc Rich was charged in 1983 with illegal oil deals with Iran during the hostage crisis, more than 50 counts of tax fraud and evading nearly $50 million in federal taxes. He has been living in Switzerland for more than 20 years. Presumably Rich could return to the United States having been giving an 11th-hour presidential pardon by a departing Bill Clinton, much to the outrage of just about everybody. Not outraged was Rich's wife, Denise, who donated $450,000 to the Clinton library, $70,000 to Hillary Clinton's senatorial campaign and another half million to other Democratic causes.
Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan, murdered his children's nanny and assaulted his wife in London on the night of Nov. 7, 1974, and disappeared without a trace. Many believe Lord "Lucky" Lucan is still alive.