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Fugitive Man: Hunting Violent Criminals for the FBI and Searching for Justice for the Innocent Convict

We’ve all seen how the criminal justice system is portrayed on TV. From NCIS and Law & Order to White Collar and Cops, we’re led to believe that we know how the system works. But how much do we really know about what goes on?

Author Robert Cromwell has actually been there, behind the lines, searching for truth and justice–and finding that they are not always easily connected.

Fugitive Man: Hunting Violent Criminals for the FBI and Searching for Justice for the Innocent Convict details his own story–his work as a New Jersey police officer and NCIS agent, and his twenty-two-year FBI career–looking at some of his more interesting cases along the way and giving us the chance to see inside the day-to-day workings of an agent’s life. As we read Cromwell’s story, we also come to understand why, despite the incredible good it does, the criminal justice system is not always just.

Robert Cromwell retired as an FBI Special Agent in Charge following a distinguished twenty-two-year career. More than half his FBI career involved investigations within the FBI’s Violent Crime Program and he was recognized by the FBI Director as one of the FBI’s most successful fugitive hunters. Prior to joining the FBI, Cromwell served as a New Jersey police officer and a Special Agent with NCIS, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Following retirement, Cromwell became part owner of the Police Community Net, an online learning center for law enforcement, featuring nationally recognized subject matter experts providing online courses in law enforcement subjects. He also serves on the Board of the Innocence Project of Florida, working to exonerate innocent people wrongfully sent to prison, and is currently Board Chairman.

Clarendon’s most wanted killed, police appeal to residents

The head of the Clarendon police, Superintendent David White, has delivered an ominous warning to residents of Longville Park, as one of the most wanted criminals in the parish was cut down in a confrontation with cops.

“Start trusting the police and sharing information or face unpleasant consequences,” White told residents of Longville Park.

Yesterday, reputed gangster Nyko Walters, also called ‘Speckles’, was reportedly killed in a shoot-out with the police in the community of Farm/Effortville.

“We are confident that one of the main violence producers in the parish has been taken out,” head of the Area Three Police, Assistant Commissioner Clifford Chambers, told The Gleaner.

According to Chambers, ‘Speckles’ was a leading member of the Red Square gang, a breakaway faction from the Lion Paw gang, and was wanted for at least six murders and a number of robberies and shootings.

He said that members of the Red Square gang are involved in contract

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Will Russians indicted by special counsel face extradition? Don’t hold your breath

The dozen-plus indictments filed by special counsel Robert Mueller last week roiled U.S. politics and detailed a remarkable Russian operation to influence American public opinion. But for those wondering whether the indictments might now lead to arrests or extradition from Russia for its 13 alleged conspirators, the short answer: no.

Russia has a history of resisting U.S. efforts to extradite Russian citizens, even in cases where they are not suspected to have been operating at the Kremlin’s behest.

The indictments on Friday by the Department of Justice came in connection with the Russian citizens’ role in a conspiracy to undermine the 2016 U.S. presidential election using a well-funded campaign on social media and phony news sites.

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Most Wanted: Lebanon man sought in alleged knife attack

LEBANON, Tenn. (WKRN) – Wanted on charges of aggravated assault, false report to an officer and bond jumping, a warrant was issued Feb. 3 for the arrest of Danny Lashawn Hall.

According to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, Lebanon police were called to a home on Ridge Creek Crossing for a reported assault.

Investigators said an argument between Hall and a woman turned physical after Hall smashed the victim’s cell phone, and then allegedly dragged her into a home.

The victim tried to escape but she was punched and cut below the eye with a knife, a police report stated.

At one point, detectives said the victim was able to open the bedroom window and scream for help as Hall took off running.

Hall’s criminal history includes charges of criminal impersonation, drug possession and property theft.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office at 615-444-1412 Ext. 268.

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Angela Davis: Activist, scholar still challenging status quo

What does it take to make the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List?

Ask Angela Davis.

In 1970, the civil rights activist found herself on the list after President Richard Nixon labeled her a “dangerous terrorist” for her involvement with a murder case, leading to a manhunt and an iconic mug shot highlighting her towering Afro.

Davis was a thorn in the government’s side as a political activist and scholar, who rose to become a civil rights icon, challenging what America understood about race, gender roles and the prison system.

A product of the South, Davis was born in 1944 in segregated Birmingham, Ala., to a father who owned a service station, and a mother who was an elementary school teacher and an active member of the NAACP.

The family lived in a comfortable, middle-class black neighborhood that happened to be called “Dynamite Hill,” because of all the Ku Klux Klan bombings that occurred there.


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Two Most Wanted fugitives in custody

Erie County sheriff’s deputies said one turned himself in, the other was apprehended.

Two men recently featured in the Erie Times-News Most Wanted are back in custody after one turned himself in and the other was apprehended in Warren County, according to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.

Isaiah Woodard, 20, who was wanted by Sheriff’s Office for a probation violation, turned himself in on Friday, deputies reported. Woodard was featured in the Feb. 8 Most Wanted.

James R. Sullivan, 30, who was wanted for failure to appear for trial on aggravated assault charges, was apprehended in Warren County on Wednesday, deputies reported. Sullivan was featured in Thursday’s Most Wanted.

Deputies have cleared 1,070 cases since the feature began in March 2004.

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Rodney Alcala: The Killing Game

Produced by Gayane Keshishyan Mendez and Tom Seligson  

When “48 Hours” first investigated the case of  Rodney Alcala, he had been convicted of the murder of five California women.  But it wasn’t over; he would be tied to other cold cases. 

A series of photos that Alcala had taken and posted online by “48 Hours,” would lead to one woman finally finding out what happened to her sister who had vanished almost 40 years ago. How many other cases are there?


In Los Angeles in 1968, 8-year-old Tali Shapiro was walking to school when a car pulled up alongside her.  

Chris Camacho | Former detective, LAPD:  I was out doing my patrols. We just started our shift that day. And I was driving down Sunset Boulevard. And I had received a call, a beige-colored car with no license plates following this little girl.  

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Fugitive on FBI’s 10 most wanted list captured in Mexico

LAS VEGAS — A fugitive on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list has been arrested in Mexico and returned to the United States to face charges in the 2008 killing of his wife in Las Vegas, the FBI said Thursday.

Jesus Roberto Munguia, 41, was apprehended Wednesday night on an arrest warrant charging him with first-degree murder and kidnapping in the strangulation and bludgeoning of Sherryl Saceuza, said Aaron Rouse, FBI special agent in charge of the Las Vegas field office.

Munguia, a former member of a Los Angeles-area street gang, was being held in the Los Angeles County Jail on Thursday without bail, according to jail records.

It’s not clear if he has a lawyer or when he might be extradited to Las Vegas to stand trial. No public court documents had been filed as of Thursday afternoon in US District Court in Los Angeles.

Saceuza, who was 29, died from asphyxiation. Her

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LAS VEGAS — A fugitive on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list has been arrested in Mexico and returned to the United States to face charges in the 2008 killing of his wife in Las Vegas, the FBI said Thursday.

Jesus Roberto Munguia, 41, was apprehended Wednesday night on an arrest warrant charging him with first-degree murder and kidnapping in the strangulation and bludgeoning of Sherryl Saceuza, said Aaron Rouse, FBI special agent in charge of the Las Vegas field office.

Munguia, a former member of a Los Angeles-area street gang, was being held in the Los Angeles County Jail on Thursday without bail, according to jail records.

It’s not clear if he has a lawyer or when he might be extradited to Las Vegas to stand trial. No public court documents had been filed as of Thursday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.

Saceuza, who was 29, died from asphyxiation. Her

Read More at: https://nypost.com/2018/02/16/fugitive-on-fbis-10-most-wanted-list-captured-in-mexico/

Ajay on the Hawks’ most wanted list

Hawks sources said they were ramping up efforts to track down the two and were also keen to know the whereabouts of their third brother Rajesh “Tony” Gupta.

Sowetan has learnt that former president Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane, a close ally of the Guptas, is also being sought in connection with two other investigations into the Guptas.

Hawks spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi declined to comment on Duduzane being sought but confirmed that Ajay was a fugitive from the law and that he was being protected by a team of bodyguards.

He said they had just missed arresting Ajay and other family members in the raid on the family’s Saxonwold and at an apparent hideout in Bedfordview.

“He was requested to come in. He failed to do so. He is now a wanted man with a warrant of arrest out for him. Those helping him will also be charged for aiding and abetting an alleged

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