Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Marshals track missing Sarasota couple

By Michael Pollick - Tuesday, July 21 - heraldtribune.com

FRAUD CASE: John and Marian Morgan could be hiding out in Europe

SARASOTA - The U.S. Marshals Service is now tracking down Sarasota residents John and Marian Morgan. The goal is to bring them to federal court in Tampa to answer contempt charges in a $10 million U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission fraud case.

In their own e-mail to investors, the Morgans said they had left the country. On Monday, a Herald-Tribune reporter found a hand-written note taped over the doorbell at the couple's lavish bayfront home on Periwinkle Drive in Sarasota.

"We have disabled the door bell! So please KNOCK or call us on our cell phones! Thank you!"

There were no other signs of life, but at a second bayfront home on Tangier Terrace also owned by the couple, someone opened and closed a garage door and then lowered a blind. No one answered the door or the doorbell, which had not been disconnected.

While the note might stop a process server, it is not going to stop the U.S. Marshals Service, the lead law enforcement agency responsible for the arresting of federal fugitives.

Read the rest of the story:
Marshals track missing Sarasota couple

No comments:

Post a Comment