Federal authorities have multiple sites with pages like those ‘Most Wanted’ fliers hanging on Post Office walls.
The FBI’s ‘Ten Most Wanted’ list reads like pulp fiction. Ivy League graduates, gang members, and child killers all fled the US to avoid prosecution.
One Ivy Leaguer allegedly killed his wife, mother, and three young children. William Bradford Bishop Jr. is suspected of a heinous crime that dates 39 years in the past:
“William Bradford Bishop, Jr. is wanted for allegedly bludgeoning to death his wife (age 37), mother (age 68), and three sons (ages 5, 10 and 14) in Bethesda, Maryland, on March 1, 1976. He then allegedly transported their bodies to Columbia, North Carolina, where he buried the bodies in a shallow grave and lit them on fire.”
Another individual, Fidel Urbina, is suspected of assault, rape, and murder:
“Fidel Urbina is wanted for allegedly beating and raping a woman in March of 1998. While out on bond, he also allegedly beat, raped and strangled a second woman to death in October of 1998. Her body was later found in the trunk of a vehicle that had been burned. Both crimes occurred in Chicago, Illinois.”
Urbina could be in Mexico or Chicago.
Semion Mogilevich is a white collar crime suspect, believed to have defrauded investors of $150 million:
Semion Mogilevich is wanted for his alleged participation in a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud thousands of investors in the stock of a public company incorporated in Canada, but headquartered in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, between 1993 and 1998. The scheme to defraud collapsed in 1998, after thousands of investors lost in excess of 150 million U.S. dollars, and Mogilevich, thought to have allegedly funded and authorized the scheme, was indicted in April of 2003.
Mogilevich’s primary city is Moscow.
Eduardo Ravelo’s flier contains enough drama to fill a movie script:
“Eduardo Ravelo was indicted in Texas in 2008 for his involvement in racketeering activities, conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, and conspiracy to possess heroin, cocaine and marijuana with the intent to distribute. His alleged criminal activities began in 2003.
Ravelo is known to be a Captain (Capo) within the Barrio Azteca criminal enterprise and is allegedly responsible for issuing orders to the Barrio Azteca members residing in Juarez, Mexico. Allegedly, Ravelo and the Barrio Azteca members act as “hitmen” for the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes Drug Trafficking Organization and are responsible for numerous murders. Ravelo has ties to Mexico and El Paso, Texas. He may have had plastic surgery and altered his fingerprints.”
The FBI Most Wanted is a small bubble in a big pond. The Dept. of Health and Human Services even has a Most Wanted list, and you can also find information about criminals who are prosecuted at the Dept. of Justice website. Besides murder, financial crimes are abundant.
How many of these crimes might have been prevented had federal laws been enforced, and how many crimes will occur because they aren’t being enforced?
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(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Feb. 24, 2015)
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