One Hundred Thousand Dollar, Twenty Five Years, Two Days discussed on 90.3 KAZU Programming

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National crime spotlight number is the newest addition to the F. B. I.'s ten most wanted fugitives last and up to one hundred thousand dollar reward is available for information leading directly to the arrest of Walter go Bonnie Gomez the move quickly paid off a tipster came for that July claiming to have information on Gomez it felt a special agent Richard Stalin's in the FBI's Washington field office to follow up so Stalin to the gang task force colleague arrange a face to face meeting with the tipster they wanted about the source in make sure as Stalin's puts it they were running up a dead tree they quickly determined that they were not he truly was like I know that guy he says I know known by the name that's on the screen Gomez but he knew I'm on a different name the tipster point of the FBI to Facebook pages with photos of the man he believed was Gomez agents pulled the photos and sent them to the bureau's face services unit there they were run through an FBI database using facial recognition software in search of a match about a week later a match came back but for Hayes use Lopez center rail center rail hadn't picked up for marijuana possession in twenty fourteen after jumping a metro turnstile in Arlington Virginia his fingerprints and mug shot were taken and then he was released center rail had then failed to appear for his court date so there was a warrant out for his arrest we're kind of baffled and how we got this name so she'd with our picture but in the picture they had that they associated with and they arrest photo and like that's our guy investigators still felt the tipsters information was solid in part Stalin says because there were other physical identifiers like tattoos that made them think they were on the right track they also had leads to work remember those Facebook pages the tipster provided agents also found several photos of the suspect with a female associate agents use facial recognition software to run the Facebook photos of her through a database of criminal mug shots they came back with a match and an address so the FBI and officers from the Fairfax county gang task force set up surveillance on her one afternoon in August twenty seventeen officers set up a stake out outside her residence couple hours later I get this call back from their sergeant we got a guy as a what and there is no it's it's our guy and you know the first in my mind are you sure because we didn't we didn't know for sure he was here at any point the agents to tail the woman to a gym parking lot in Woodbridge Virginia about twenty miles south of Washington DC and who walks up to her car but a man who looked a lot like Gomez the surveillance team swooped in and arrested him but there was a twist the surgeon on the phone so the man gave his name is Hades use Lopez center rail the same name that the FBI turned up in its spatial recognition search but when confronted with the evidence investigators had collected the man said that his real name was in fact Walter Yovani Gomez so in showing him actually is top ten most wanted poster and being **** issue he said yes since that night Gomez has pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy and admitted to a two days murder last month a federal judge in New Jersey sentence him to twenty five years in prison Brian Lucas NPR news Washington this is NPR news market place is coming up next and stay with us for the world at six fresher at seven in this American life at eight this evening currently in traffic in the Santa Cruz area three vehicle collision has the southbound lane of highway one blocked and the slow lane there an ambulance.

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