Dodgers fan wrongly identified as man who’s been on the run from FBI for 23 years

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After 23 years, US marshals thought he had a hot lead over one of the most wanted fugitives in the United States.

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But a few days after announcing Banks cheater John Ruffo was lurking in the crowd of a packed Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, the baseball fan became a regular person watching the Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox.

After the US Marshals search went viral this week, the family of sports fans recognized his face in the crowd.

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“In response to the widespread media coverage recently, a tipster came forward and provided credible information as to the identity of a Dodgers game attendee,” the US Marshals said in a statement. Statement.

“The tipster and family members were cooperating fully with law enforcement and provided detailed information about the person in attendance.”

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After 23 years, US marshals thought he had a hot lead over one of the most wanted fugitives in the United States.

But a few days after announcing Banks cheater John Ruffo was lurking in the crowd of a packed Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, the baseball fan became a regular person watching the Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox.

After the US Marshals search went viral this week, the family of sports fans recognized his face in the crowd.

“In response to the widespread media coverage recently, a tipster came forward and provided credible information as to the identity of a Dodgers game attendee,” the US Marshals said in a statement. Statement.

“The tipster and family members were cooperating fully with law enforcement and provided detailed information about the person in attendance.”

Ruffo was convicted of a $350m bank fraud scheme in the 1990s and has been on the run since 1998, when he was last seen in an ATM video in Queens, New York.

He failed to convert himself to a prison sentence of 17.6 years for the fraud scheme and instead disappeared by driving a rental car to John F. Kennedy Airport.

There is a $25,000 reward for Ruffo’s arrest, which is the subject of Season 2 of the ABC News podcast, “Have You Seen This Man”.

As reported by ABC News, the US Marshals confirmed from the fingerprints of the Dodgers fan that it was not the same person.

After investigators had been pouring over footage of the 2016 game at Dodgers Stadium for five years, a striking resemblance was noticed in the crowd.

Ruffo’s cousin, Carmine Pascal, from New Hampshire, was watching the game and reported the sighting to the US Marshal.

“I look and right behind home plate, they close up the batsman and there’s Johnny. And I said, “Holy Christ, that’s it,” Mr. Pascal told ABC News. “And I immediately called Marshall. I froze the frame, put it right in front of me. “

Credit: www.independent.co.uk / US Marshals

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