Ten Most Wanted List - FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover began the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives program in March 1950.
James Sydney Gottfried born in the Republic of Ireland, he moved
to South London as a child in 1939 and started using the name Godfried.
He appeared in juvenile court at the age of 12. He was twice jailed
for robbery in the 50's. In 1963 he stole a van, assaulted and robbed
a 60-year-old woman. He became an international double-dealer as
the owner of a casino and nightclub. His deals involved fake scotch,
violent hookers, counterfeit money, mobsters, diamonds, Swiss banks,
and scams against Americans. His younger brother, James Eric Gottfried,
a serial rapist and murderer, hung himself in a Greek jail in 1987.
Sydney has been on the FBI's wanted list since 1989 for a bank fraud
run by the Mafia. In Florida, he met and married a Nicaraguan, Ligia
Juarez . She had a daughter Karla, 10, who was murdered, stabbed
17 times then shot her in head by Syd's son, David, 16. He remains
in a Florida prison. Ligia died in 2000 and Gottfried took up with
a Ukrainian woman. He has two sons with him, aged 10 and 12.
US Marshals Service - "Top 15" Wanted Fugitives"
Wanted by the US Secret Service
Seeking Information - FBI -Persons wanted for information and unidentified murder victims.
US Drug Enforcement Administration Fugitives
The World's Most Wanted, Inc -- A comprehensive state by state listing.
Most Wanted and Criminal Investigations - Compendium of sites
where assistance is being sought in solving crimes or locating fugitives.
ID-Wanted.org -- Intended for Law Enforcement use in identifying unknown individuals, locating fugitives and missing persons. Images may be disturbing or offensive.
The FBI is offering rewards for information leading to the apprehension of Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.
Poster Boys of Crime -- The FBI marked the golden anniversary of its 10 Most Wanted list . Of the 458 who made the list , 429 were apprehended. Cases against 15 never caught were eventually dropped, and 4 were removed because others were more deserving. 134 of 429 of the criminals captured were a direct result of cooperation by citizens. Facts on the Program
Crime Alerts - Individuals with information concerning these cases should immediately contact the nearest FBI Office or local law enforcement agency. Outside the US, contact the nearest United States Embassy or Consulate.
Copyright Kari Sable 1994-2006
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