Teriq Aziz--Where Are You? And Why?
John List murdered his wife, three children and mother in November 1971 in his mansion on 431 Hillside Ave., Westfield, N.J., and disappeared. In 1989 forensic sculptor Frank Bender created a bust of what he believed List would look like 18 years later. It was shown on John Walsh's "America's Most Wanted," and List was identified, captured and sentenced to life in prison.
Ronald Biggs, famous for his participation in the 1963 "Great Train Robbery" in the U.K., escaped from prison after serving 15 months of a 30-year sentence and fled to Australia and then Brazil where he lived for 35 years. After suffering two strokes and being partially paralyzed, Biggs returned to the U.K. in May 2001, was arrested at the airport and is back in prison for life.
Roman Polanski, the Polish Oscar-winning film director recently sued Vanity Fair magazine for libel and won £50,000. What made the case unusual was that the trial was held in London but Polanski testified and kept track of the proceedings via closed circuit TV from Paris. He was fearful of going to England because he could have been extradited to the United States where he is wanted for sentencing after being convicted for having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
How easy is it to become a fugitive?
Apparently very easy. Enter "Most Wanted" into Google, and you will find many lists of people who have dropped out of sight and are being sought by various state and federal authorities.
For a criminal who has stashed a few million outside the United States, life on the lam is presumably far more pleasant than life in the can.
The starting place is the Internet.
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