December 27, 2006 |
A former Iraqi Cabinet minister who escaped from a Baghdad prison this month has arrived in Jordan on a U.S. plane, Jordan's prime minister said Tuesday. Ayham Sameraei, a former electricity minister with U.S. and Iraqi citizenship, had been serving time for corruption when he escaped. Jordanian Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit told reporters that Sameraei "arrived in Amman as an American and on an American plane."
December 19, 2006 |
A once-prominent Iraqi American, jailed on corruption charges, was sprung from a Green Zone prison this weekend by U.S. security contractors he had hired, several Iraqi officials said. Ayham Sameraei, a Chicago-area businessman, returned to Iraq after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion and assumed the position of electricity minister during the interim government of former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi.
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December 13, 2006 |
A jail inmate who walked away from a road work crew was arrested eight hours later, authorities said Tuesday. Saul Dimla, 28, was spotted about 8 p.m. Monday driving a friend's vehicle in Orange. The inmate, who had dyed his hair blond and changed his clothes, was arrested without a struggle, sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino said. The hunt began early Monday, after he disappeared from a James A. Musick Branch Jail crew working on a flood control channel in Brea.
December 10, 2006 |
A nephew of Saddam Hussein serving a life sentence in a northern Iraqi prison escaped Saturday in what authorities believe might have been an inside job. Ayman Sabawi, the son of Hussein's half-brother, was captured last year during a raid near Tikrit, Hussein's hometown. He was convicted of possessing illegal weapons and manufacturing explosives for Sunni insurgents.
December 9, 2006 |
More than 150 prisoners escaped from a state penitentiary in Cancun after hundreds of inmates overpowered guards with knives and bats in an effort to stop the transfer of a gang leader to another prison. Police had recaptured most of the men. Guards fatally shot three inmates during the riot, said a Red Cross official who received the bodies. Several prisoners and guards were wounded.
December 3, 2006 |
A convicted murderer who escaped from a work-release program 33 years ago was captured in Alabama, where he had been using his real name, U.S. Marshals announced Saturday. Billy Wayne Hayes, 57, was arrested by marshals and police Friday night in Dothan, Ala., nearly 350 miles from Nashville, where he had been imprisoned. Hayes was sentenced in 1968 to 10 years at the Tennessee State Prison for second-degree murder in Davidson County.
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November 11, 2006 |
A tip to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Friday morning led to the capture of an inmate who had escaped the day before from the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic. Felix Stiglbauer, 24, walked away from an outdoor work detail at the detention center's North Facility shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday. Stiglbauer was found shoeless and dehydrated about 7:45 a.m. Friday, walking on rural Lake Hughes Road, about three miles north of Ridge Route Road.
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November 10, 2006 |
Law enforcement authorities were searching late Thursday for two potentially dangerous escapees who slipped away in separate incidents. One was an inmate who escaped from Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic, and the other was a suspected parole violator who fled shortly after being detained in Paramount. The inmate, who was identified as Felix Stiglbauer, walked away from his work assignment at Pitchess' North Facility shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday.
October 25, 2006 |
A group of prisoners convicted of involvement in the 2001 assassination of former Congolese President Laurent Kabila escaped from jail in Kinshasa, officials said. Prison director Dido Kitunga said 11 inmates escaped. An army official said the prisoners had bribed jail officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly known as Zaire.
October 17, 2006 |
Two suspected terrorists who were being detained under strict conditions resembling house arrest have escaped, officials said Monday. An unidentified British man accused of trying to travel to Iraq to fight alongside insurgents is thought to have fled through a window of a London mental health unit two weeks ago. Officials said the second suspect, an Iraqi, was on the run after escaping several months ago.