Florida Fugitive Caught After 37 Years in Mexico

Somebody finally turned 81-year-old in
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2015 3:22 AM CST
Woodring, 81, has finally started serving his time.   (FBI)
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(Newser) – The law has caught up with a former Florida resident a mere 37 years after he failed to surrender for a 10-month prison sentence. Robert Woodring, now 81, was ordered to surrender in October 1977 after being found guilty of moving a yacht so federal authorities couldn't seize it, the AP reports. He also had a seven-year sentence to serve in a related mail fraud case.

The former DEA informant was found living in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he had apparently made some enemies: He was caught after FBI agents looking for another fugitive in the area were tipped off, reports the Sun Sentinel. He was brought back to the US last month to start serving his sentence and will appear in court this week on charges of bond-jumping and failing to surrender for a prison sentence.

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