FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) maintains a public list of the people it regards as the ten most wanted fugitives. The list itself has no particular ranking. It is commonly posted in public places such as post offices, making it effective in expediting the capture of those listed. Listed fugitives have been known to turn themselves in upon becoming aware of their listing. As of October 29, 2004, 479 fugitives have been listed, and 450 captured, 147 of them due to public assistance.

The FBI also maintains a list of Most Wanted Terrorists, along with FBI Crime Alerts (http://www.fbi.gov/mostwant/alert/alert.htm), Missing Persons (http://www.fbi.gov/mostwant/kidnap/kidmiss.htm), and other fugitives.


Current most wanted list

The current most wanted fugitives include (after #1, these fugitives are listed in no particular order):

1. Usama Bin Laden

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Usama Bin Laden (a.k.a. Osama Bin Laden) is the leader of Al-Qaeda, is wanted in connection with the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks upon the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93 that went down near Shanksville, Pennsylvania that killed nearly 3000.

Osama is also wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998 bombings of the United States embassies in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. These attacks killed over 200 people. Osama and Al-Qaeda are also responsible for the October 12, 2000 attack on the USS Cole off the coast of Yemen, which killed 17. He is a suspect in many more terrorist attacks throughout the world.

Osama Bin Laden's FBI Most Wanted Fugitive Alert (http://www.fbi.gov/mostwant/topten/fugitives/laden.htm)

2. Genero Espinosa Dorantes

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Generol Espinosa Dorantes is wanted for his alleged participation in the burning, beating, torture, and murder of his four-year old stepson in Nashville, Tennessee, in February 2003.

Dorantes' FBI Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Alert (http://www.fbi.gov/mostwant/topten/fugitives/dorantes.htm)

3. Victor Manuel Gerena

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Victor Manuel Gerena is wanted in connection with the armed robbery of approximately $7 million from a security company in Connecticut in 1983. He allegedly took two security employees hostage at gunpoint and then handcuffed, bound and injected them with an unknown substance in order to further disable them.

Gerena's FBI Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Alert (http://www.fbi.gov/mostwant/topten/fugitives/gerena.htm)

4. Richard Steve Goldberg

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Richard Steve Goldberg is wanted for allegedly engaging in sexual activities with several female children under the age of ten in Long Beach, California, from January through May of 2001.

Goldberg's FBI Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Alert (http://www.fbi.gov/mostwant/topten/fugitives/goldberg.htm)

5. James J. Bulger

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James J. Bulger is wanted for his role in numerous murders (18 counts) committed from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s in connection with his leadership of an organized crime group that allegedly controlled extortion, drug deals, and other illegal activities in the Boston, Massachusetts area. He has a violent temper and is known to carry a knife at all times.

Bulger' s FBI Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Alert (http://www.fbi.gov/mostwant/topten/fugitives/bulger.htm)

6. Glen Stewart Godwin

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Glen Stewart Godwin is being sought for his 1987 escape from Folsom State Prison in California, where he was serving a lengthy sentence for murder. Later in 1987, Godwin was arrested for drug trafficking in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. After being convicted, he was sent to a prison in Guadalajara, Jalisco. In April 1991, Godwin allegedly murdered a fellow inmate and then escaped five months later.

Godwin's FBI Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Alert (http://www.fbi.gov/mostwant/topten/fugitives/godwin.htm)

7. Diego Leon Montoya Sanchez

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Diego Leon Montoya Sanchez is being sought in connection with the manufacture and distribution of multiple tons of cocaine, knowing or intending that it will be imported into the United States. Montoya is reputedly one of the principal leaders of the Colombian North Valley Drug Cartel. The North Valley Cartel is believed to be the most powerful and violent drug trafficking organization in Colombia. The cartel reportedly relies heavily for protection on illegal armed groups, taking help from right-wing paramilitaries as well as leftist rebels.

Montoya's FBI Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Alert (http://www.fbi.gov/mostwant/topten/fugitives/montoya.htm)

8. Robert William Fisher

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Robert William Fisher is wanted for allegedly killing his wife and two young children and then blowing up the house in which they all lived in Scottsdale, Arizona in April of 2001.

Fisher's FBI Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Alert (http://www.fbi.gov/mostwant/topten/fugitives/fisher.htm)

9. Donald Eugene Webb

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Donald Eugene Webb is wanted in connection with the murder on December 4, 1980, of the police chief in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania who was shot twice at close range after being brutally beaten about the head and face with a blunt instrument. On the list since 1981, no person has been on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list longer in its history.

Webb's FBI Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Alert (http://www.fbi.gov/mostwant/topten/fugitives/webb.htm)

10. Jorge Alberto Lopez-Orozco

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Jorge Alberto Lopez-Orozco is wanted in connection with the murders of a woman and her two young children, ages 2 and 4, in Elmore County, Idaho. The victims' charred remains were found on August 11, 2002, inside a burned-out vehicle. He may be travelling with his brother, Simon Lopez-Orozco, and Simon's wife, both of whom have been charged as accessories in the crime.

Lopez-Orozco's FBI Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Alert (http://www.fbi.gov/mostwant/topten/fugitives/lopez-orozco.htm)

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