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 497 since its creation in 1950. Of these, 466 have been apprehended or located, according to the FBI. And of these, 154 arrests have been assisted by the public through methods such as information posted on the website and in post offices.
With the success of the “Most Wanted” list, the bureau began putting photos and information about wanted criminals on its website in 1996. Since then, more than 60 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 cybercrimes 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 these fugitives.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 the agencythrough various methods listed on its website.
Who are some of these white collar fugitives and what did they do to attract the FBI’s attention? Click ahead for 10 people wanted by the FBI.
By Paul Toscano
Posted 31 July 2012