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Fugitive Linked to The Order Seized in Texas

March 19, 1986|Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — Richard Joseph Scutari, one of the FBI's 10 most wanted fugitives and an alleged member of the neo-Nazi group The Order, was arrested by federal agents today, authorities said.

Scutari, wanted on charges stemming from an armored car holdup in California, was arrested without incident at an automotive repair shop where he worked, said Bill Dalseg, special agent in charge of the San Antonio FBI office.

Agents recovered a .45-caliber automatic pistol from under the front seat of a car Scutari had been driving just before his arrest, Dalseg said.

Held Pending Appearance

Scutari was being held pending an initial appearance before a federal magistrate, Dalseg said.

Scutari was identified by the FBI as a member of The Order, sometimes known as the Aryan Nations, a white supremacist group believed connected with the slaying of Denver radio talk show host Alan Berg, Dalseg said.

Agents believed Scutari had been in the Dallas area several months ago and authorities had held a news conference to publicize the search.

Scutari was arrested after agents ran a routine check of aliases using names obtained from public records, Dalseg said.

He refused to give any more details about how agents found the suspect.

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