Police Find 21-Year Fugitive on Facebook
He'd been wanted on tax charges since 1992
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jul 18, 2014 8:08 AM CDT
Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.   (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

(Newser) – And now, yet another reminder that for criminals, Facebook doesn't pay. Francisco R. Legaspi was indicted yesterday in California on charges of failing to appear, after spending 21 years evading his tax-evasion charges, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Legaspi was originally charged in 1992 with aiding in the presentation of false tax returns. He pleaded guilty, but never showed up for sentencing in January 1993.

Police caught Legaspi in Canada earlier this month after discovering his Facebook page, the San Mateo Daily Journal reports. He was living in London, Ontario. He was swiftly extradited back to the US, and now faces up to two years in prison for his time as a fugitive, on top of up to three years for the tax charges.

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Freemason3333
Jul 18, 2014 12:00 PM CDT
Facebook is Big brother! Facebook was setup by the C.I.A. Try telling that to most people and they laugh at it... Facebook losers!!!!!! Life invader on GTA5!!
JUNIORHIGHTOWERTEXAN
Jul 18, 2014 9:41 AM CDT
typical californya crap needing tax money from job craters thats why its broke and all people are most on welfared aint no jobs there herein TEXAS we aint got no income tax causse we have jobs and money and weens is among biggest in the world and calfiornya is broke and thats why the USA is broke because all welfared goes to there and new york them both big tax and broke TEXAS is rich and don't need hight tax TEXAS PRIDE TEXAS STRONG TEXAS DONT NEED BIG TAX WE RICH WITH JOBS
baldpirate
Jul 18, 2014 9:38 AM CDT
Damn It - Facebook IS good for something ! ! !