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30-Year Fugitive Extradited to Texas from Singapore

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The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, Chad E. Meacham, announced that Jack Hsu has been returned to the United States to serve a 33-month prison sentence after having fled to Taiwan.

The 74-year-old man had evaded justice for 30 years.

Meacham made this announcement on October 17 after the convict appeared in court in Dallas, where he had been convicted and sentenced three decades earlier.

Back in February 1992, Hsu had been found guilty of five counts of bank fraud and five counts of bank embezzlement and sentenced in April 1992 to 33 months in federal prison.

Hsu had been allowed to remain free on bond, pending his prison sentence designation. However, he then failed to report to his prison facility in Boron, California, designated on May 21, 1992. A warrant was issued for his arrest shortly thereafter.

The U.S. attorney’s statement revealed that U.S. authorities later learned that Hsu had allegedly fled to Taiwan. He lived as a convicted fugitive for 30 years and never returned to the U.S. until his recent extradition.

Hsu was arrested in Singapore by the Singapore Police Force on July 12 upon the request of the U.S. authorities. He later consented to his extradition following local court proceedings and was flown back to Texas on October 14, after the Singaporean Minister for Law issued an order for his return three days earlier.

Hsu appeared in court on October 17 and will immediately begin serving his 33-month prison sentence for bank fraud and embezzlement, according to the announcement.

Hsu’s extradition from Singapore was made possible by the Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Singaporean authorities.

The FBI’s Dallas Field Office investigated the case.

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