Become pharmacist, a man arrested after nearly fifty years on the run

An undated photo of Leonard Moses. – HANDOUT / FBI

It is on the occasion of funeral from his grandmother that he had been able to flee. Federal police
american announced Friday that it had ended the run of Leonard Moses, an inmate who fled in 1971. He was then serving a life sentence after his conviction in 1968 for the murder of a resident of Pittsburgh, according to a statement
of the FBI.

After the assassination of the champion of the struggle for civil rights Martin Luther King, riots had broken out in this city in the northeast of the country and Leonard Moses had thrown molotov cocktails at a house with his comrades. Its occupant, Mary Alpo, had died from the cumulative effects of her burns and pneumonia.

A new life as a pharmacist

After his escape, the young man remade his life under the name of Paul Dickson and worked, at least from 1999, as a pharmacist in the State of Michigan, specifies the FBI. In 2016, the federal police relaunched their investigation, questioned his relatives again, offered a reward and set up a dedicated number to collect information about him.

Despite more than 2,000 intelligence, “we have failed to locate and apprehend Leonard Moses,” Michael Christman, an FBI official, said at a press conference in Pittsburgh.

Arrested without incident

But earlier this year, he was arraigned and charged in Michigan as part of a separate investigation, the nature of which the FBI declined to specify. Court documents show that a Paul Dickson born in 1949 was indicted in April in that state for fraud and illegal prescribing of controlled substances.

As part of this procedure, its digital entrepreneursWere entered into a local computer system, and finally crossed with a federal database. He was arrested Thursday without incident at his home in Grand Blanc, Mich., And is expected to be transferred to Pennsylvania to “face justice,” said Michael Christman.

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