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Fugitive Treasure Hunter Tommy Thompson Arrested In Florida

 
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 Posted 01/29/2015  10:34 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CCFPress to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Famous treasure hunter and fugitive from the law Tommy Thompson was taken into custody by the US Marshals Service at a hotel in Palm Beach County Florida on Tuesday.

Thompson was arrested, along with his long time companion Alison Anteiker, pursuant to a federal civil arrest warrant issued for him in 2012 for failing to show up to a key court hearing.

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 Posted 06/25/2019  01:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pauldog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I happened to read a detailed account here:

https://narratively.com/the-curse-o...hip-of-gold/


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"The find was remarkable for many reasons. The Nemo's technology, designed and built by a ragtag group of engineers from Ohio, led by Thompson, allowed scientists to explore deeper than anyone had ever gone before. The artifacts eventually recovered from the ship were a window into a bygone era and gave voice to the hundreds of people who were pulled into the abyss.

"But the discovery was also a spectacular victory for pocketbooks the ship was carrying gold when it sank, and lots of it: coins, bars and nuggets of every size surrounded the wreck and covered its decks and rotting masts. And that was only what the crew could see somewhere in the remains were said to be between 3 and 21 tons of gold, a haul some experts valued at close to half a billion dollars. For Thompson, the Edisonian genius who masterminded the expedition, the discovery was the first salvo of what looked to be a long, impressive career."
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 Posted 06/25/2019  12:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tommy Thompson has been sitting jail for several years now. The date on that article, and the OP, is from January 2015.
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This post is also from 2015
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Wow. That is one bad Zombie thread.
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Brains.....mmmmm...brains...

Since this thread *has* been resurrected, I guess I need to look further into it as to why this was a crime or what else he was wanted for. Did Mr. Thompson steal from a sovereign nation by plundering treasure?
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Since this thread *has* been resurrected, I guess I need to look further into it as to why this was a crime or what else he was wanted for. Did Mr. Thompson steal from a sovereign nation by plundering treasure?

No, he ran off with much of the treasure and never settled with the backers/investors that had sunk money into the search.

He is still sitting in jail because he refuses to reveal where the treasure is stashed.
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As of November 2018, he is still in jail. His story is fishy. He says he cannot obtain the gold, that he gave it to his x-girlfriend who gave it to a stranger who...yada, yada, yada.

http://www.oldsaltblog.com/2018/11/...a-continues/

He is playing a game of cat and mouse, betting that he will get out and have access to ALL of the gold... even if he is 90 when he gets out.

Maybe he has gotton or hopes to get a slick lawyer to get him out. The part I do not understand is when one is talking about millions and millions of the lion's share of the treasure, why not give up a measley million or two for taxes, fees, or ?

The funny thing about a find that big, even if found in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, dozens of folks, governments, etc. will file a claim, saying that the gold you found actually belongs to him.

Why not just let him out and watch him like a hawk, he will eventually go to where the gold is or make arrangements to do so. How does one expect to get rid of such a vast amount and expect not to get caught.

In any case, the iRS would love him, I betcha the capital gains tax would be murder!

All he has to do is fake a serious illness, bribe outside medical experts to testify that it is so, and they would problably let him out... all the while keeping a very close tab on him. I doubt he would be able to make a phone call without a half-dozen folks listening in.

Something like that, or he has a plan, a workable one, in which he can collect all of it, sell it on the black market to a collector and be free of it. Who knows.

I wonder how long I would last in prison before I caved in. Maybe some of us would do the same thing and bet the authorities would let him out before he got too old. Heck, the article is over a year old, maybe he is already out.

The way I feel is that without him, the treasure problably would not have been found, so give him a good break on taxes and liens and fortfitures and just let him go with a large share of it... legally.

I would bet that there is a lot of behind the scenes drama that has been played out... who knows?
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