Sunday, February 13, 2011

Bill Weimar Captured in Cancun


In the category of I can't make it up, the Anchorage Daily News reports that the Mexican Navy has grabbed Bill Weimar on his 60-foot yacht and sent him back to the United States. The former halfway house king from Alaska was a fugitive from a Florida warrant for child sexual battery. Rich Mauer's article states that U.S. government authorities had tracked Weimar to Havana (!) before the convicted felon headed to the Mexican resort city of Cancun. Mexican officials arrested him in Cancun on his cabin cruiser, where he was hosting his girlfriend and her brother. Weimar had moved to Florida after serving a sentence for two crimes uncovered in the federal investigation into public corruption in Alaska, where Weimar had become a multimillionaire in the private corrections industry.

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