The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s “10 Most Wanted List” has included some of the world’s most notorious criminals, including Osama Bin Laden, Ted Bundy, and Warren Jeffs — totaling 494 since the list’s creation in 1950. With the success of the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list, the bureau in 1996 began putting wanted criminals on its website. Since then, more than 50 fugitives have been arrested as a result of their images and information appearing on the site.
Along with the “Most Wanted,” other criminals are being sought by the FBI in a variety of categories from violent crimes and cyber crimes to domestic terrorism and crimes against children. The FBI believes its efforts would be assisted by increased public awareness, according to a spokesperson. One of the “Wanted by the FBI” categories, “white-collar crime,” highlights business or government professionals who are alleged to have defrauded institutions, organizations, or individual investors out of large sums of money.
As of this writing, the number of white-collar criminals listed on the website stands at 32, but with the help of the FBI we’ve highlighted some of the most interesting and excessive fugitives that are still on the run. Some even carry rewards of up to $100,000 for information leading to their arrest, so it could pay to be on the lookout.
Who are some of these white-collar criminals and what did they do? Click ahead for 10 fugitives wanted by the FBI.
By Paul Toscano
Posted 21 October 2011