Walter E. Fauntroy, a legendary former congressional delegate from Washington, D.C. was arrested at a local airport and jailed in Loudon County after hiding in the Persian Gulf for four years.
Fauntroy skipped down after he wrote a bad check for $55,000 for a 2009 ball he planned for President Barack Obama’s first inauguration. A warrant for his arrest was issued in 2012, and has been hiding ever since.
Trying to return on an Emirates airline flight from Dubai, authorities met him at the airport and arrested him!
Walter E. Fauntroy, Washington’s legendary former congressional delegate, was arrested Monday morning at Dulles International Airport and jailed in Loudoun County after returning home from a four-year sojourn in the Persian Gulf, authorities said.
Fauntroy, who helped plan the 1963 March on Washington with his friend the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., was arrested about 8:15 a.m. on an outstanding warrant by Border Patrol officials while he was clearing customs, said Aleksandra Kowalski, a public information officer for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. He had just gotten off a nonstop Emirates airline flight from Dubai to Dulles, said one of his attorneys, Johnny Barnes. He was scheduled to spend the night in jail before a hearing Tuesday morning in Loudoun County General District Court.[…]
Fauntroy has been living in the UAE for more than four years, most recently in the town of Ajman just north of Dubai. He left his wife, Dorothy, nearly 82, in Washington to deal with a litany of family debt, including the potential foreclosure of their Northwest home. The couple also had to file for bankruptcy in Fauntroy’s absence. Friends and family had to chip in tens of thousands of dollars to help Dorothy Fauntroy cope with other debt and with long-needed repairs to the couple’s home.
via Washington Post
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Considering his associations with President Barack Obama and Rev. Al Sharpton, I’m surprised he couldn’t have avoided prosecution entirely. After all, Rev. Sharpton owes millions to the IRS and nothing will ever be done about it while Obama in in the White House. Or perhaps Obama could have found ways to have taxpayers cover the tab for this lavish inaguraiton ball, one of many that took place in 2009.
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