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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:


"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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