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 493 since its creation in 1950. Of these fugitives, 463 have been apprehended or located, according to the FBI. Of these, 152 arrests have been assisted by the public.
With the success of the “Most Wanted” list, the bureau in 1996 began putting photos and information about wanted criminals on its website. Since then, more than 50 fugitives have been arrested as a result of their information appearing on the site.
Along with the “Most Wanted,” other fugitives 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 says it believes its efforts would be assisted by increased public awareness. 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.
With the help of the FBI we’ve highlighted some of the most interesting and excessive white-collar fugitives 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. If you have any information on these criminals, the FBI encourages you to contact them through various methods listed on its website.
Who are some of these white collar criminals and what did they do? Click ahead for 12 fugitives wanted by the FBI.
Editors note: The original version of this story included an individual that is no longer on the FBI Wanted list, after the statue of limitations ran out on the alleged crimes. This current list now includes a replacement slide, which can be seen here.
By Paul Toscano
Updated 2 February 2012