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10 Years of Digital Billboards

While some billboard alerts focus on wanted criminals, including the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, many also cover important safety reminders, often tailored to the local area. Public safety messages on billboards remind the public to call the FBI with information on issues such as Internet crime, laser strikes, border corruption, human trafficking, and identity theft.

Electronic billboards are also a key tool in getting information from the public in a crisis when investigative speed is critical. In the immediate aftermath of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting on October 1, the FBI posted a seeking information message on billboards around Las Vegas and received more than 4,000 tips from the public.

Created in December 2007, the National Digital Billboard Initiative has directly led to 57 fugitive captures and has assisted with numerous other investigations. The FBI can place information on up to 7,300 billboards in 46 states. Additionally, in some cities,

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Las Vegas suspect’s father was gambler, bank robber and on FBI’s Most Wanted list for 8 years

Las Vegas shooting suspect Stephen Paddock didn’t have a criminal history, but his father was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list from 1969 to 1977.

Why was he on the FBI’s Most Wanted list?

Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, father of Stephen Paddock, was indicted in 1960 on three counts of robbing Phoenix branches of Valley National Bank, the Arizona Republic reported on Oct. 6, 1960. He was accused of stealing close to $25,000 and was arrested in Las Vegas after his third bank robbery.

Benjamin Paddock escaped a federal prison in La Tuna, Texas, on Dec. 31, 1968, having served eight years of a 20-year sentence, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

About six months later, Benjamin Paddock was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted list and the FBI described him as a “diagnosed psychopath and is considered ‘extremely dangerous,’” the Arizona Republic reported June 11, 1969.

Paddock remained on the Most Wanted list until 1977, Newsweek reported.

The following year,

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FBI: Fugitive cop caught 14 years after skipping RICO trial – Chicago Sun

Eddie C. Hicks has been due in court ever since June 9, 2003.

That’s when the feds planned to put the former Chicago police sergeant on trial for allegedly leading a rip-off crew in the 1990s that shook down drug dealers for cash, drugs and guns using bogus search warrants supposedly signed by a Cook County judge.

Hicks skipped town instead, leaving his co-defendants to face stiff sentences while he went on the lam. But now — 14 years later — the 68-year-old has been arrested in Detroit and is headed back to Chicago in federal custody, the FBI has announced.

A judge here revoked the bond of the 30-year CPD veteran in 2003.

Defense attorney Joseph “The Shark” Lopez represented one of Hicks’ co-defendants, Lawrence Knitter, a former CPD mechanic already out of prison after being handed a nine-year prison sentence in 2005. Lopez said he spoke to Knitter after learning of Hicks’

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Most Wanted murder suspect killed 24 years ago by truck | NJ.com

ELIZABETH — A previously unidentified man who was killed by a truck 24 years ago has been identified as the person suspected of killing his girlfriend the same week, authorities said Wednesday. 

An archived fingerprint match identified the man fatally struck by a tractor-trailer in Elizabeth on Oct. 28, 1993, as then 31-year-old Wilmane Nicolas, who was wanted in the fatal stabbing of Magalie Francois, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park said.

Nicolas, of Elizabeth, was killed around 8:45 a.m. near Routes 19 and East Grand Street, officials said. He had no identification on him when he was killed, and investigators were unable to figure out who he was.

The driver who struck Nicolas told police a pedestrian ran in front of his tractor-trailer, The Star-Ledger previously reported. No charges were filed in the crash. 

Two days later, authorities found the body of Francois, 31, on the 600 block of Monroe Avenue. They said an autopsy

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FBI fugitive found in Texas gets 60 years for deaths of 2 in Milwaukee






The FBI arrested one of its most wanted suspect arrested in El Paso on Sunday.
Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times

MILWAUKEE — A man who was captured in Texas after being placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list five months after he shot and killed two men during a fight at a Milwaukee home last year, was sentenced Wednesday to 60 years in prison.

Terry A.D. Strickland, 25, was sentenced for the fatal shootings of Michael Reed, 39, and Maurice Brown Jr., 38.

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FBI fugitive who killed 2 in Milwaukee sentenced to 60 years






The FBI arrested one of its most wanted suspect arrested in El Paso on Sunday.
Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times

Janice Reed carried an armful of mementos into a Milwaukee courtroom Wednesday to commemorate her son, 39-year-old Michael Reed, holding them out in front of a judge: photos, a T-shirt, a candle, his obituary.

She also unfolded a newspaper clipping about the day his killer, Terry A.D. Strickland, was caught in Texas, a year after fleeing the crime scene.

For Reed, justice was served Wednesday, when a judge sentenced Strickland to 60 years in prison for fatally shooting her son and Maurice Brown Jr., 38.

“You came to Milwaukee to avoid the horrific gun violence going on in Chicago,” Milwaukee

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Former FBI ‘most wanted’ fugitive sentenced to 37 years on drug charges

ELIZABETH — A drug kingpin who evaded police for three years and was one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives has been sentenced to more than 37 years in prison for running a large-scale cocaine and heroin operation in Elizabeth.

Elizabeth resident Luqman Abdullah, 35, must serve 30 years before he is eligible for parole on the 19 criminal charges a jury convicted him of in November, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office said Tuesday. 

Luqman Abdullah was sentenced to 37 years on 19 charges related to a cocaine distribution operation. (NJ Advance Media file photo)

His drug ring netted him about $700,000 a week, authorities previously said.

Officials sought Abdullah for arrest after a five-month investigation led to the seizure on April 23, 2009, of seven pounds of cocaine, 800 folds of heroin, two handguns, an AK-47 rifle and other cocaine processing paraphernalia from a stash house in Newark during

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How a suspected police chief murderer avoided capture for 37 years

Updated: Jul 17, 2017 – 7:06 PM


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DARTMOUTH, Mass. – For decades, he was one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives.

Last week, the body of Donald Eugene Webb was found buried behind his wife’s home in Dartmouth.

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He was wanted for the violent murder

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One of Japan’s Most-Wanted Men Arrested After 45 Years

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Cleveland man sentenced to 20 years in prison

“The sentencing illustrates the positive effect of the resources provided by ATF and our law enforcement partners to combat the violent crime. ATF’s priority is to provide the safe environment for the public.””

Angelo Goldston, 37, of Cleveland, was sentenced Wednesday to serve 240 months in prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm, according to reports.

The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Harry S. Mattice Jr. in federal court Wednesday.

According to a news release supplied by the U.S. Department of Justice Eastern District of Tennessee, upon his release from prison, Goldston will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for five years.

Sharry Dedman-Beard, public information officer with the Department of Justice, said after a January 2017 jury trial that Goldston was convicted of unlawfully possessing a firearm. His sentence was enhanced based on his seven prior convictions for serious drug offenses and because the

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