FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, 1990s
FBI 10 Most Wanted Fugitives to begin the 1990s
The FBI in the past has identified individuals by the sequence number in which each individual has appeared on the list. Some individuals have even appeared twice, and often a sequence number was permanently assigned to an individual suspect who was soon caught, captured, or simply removed, before his or her appearance could be published on the publicly released list. In those cases, the public would see only gaps in the number sequence reported by the FBI. For convenient reference, the wanted suspect's sequence number and date of entry on the FBI list appear below, whenever possible.
The following fugitives made up the top Ten list to begin the 1990s:
|Name||Sequence Number||Date of Entry||Notes|
|Leo Joseph Koury||#366||1979||• Eluded the FBI for 12 years before dying of cerebral vascular hypertension on June 16, 1991.|
|Donald Eugene Webb||#375||1981||• Removed from the list on March 31, 2007, without ever being located; presumed dead.|
|Victor Manuel Gerena||#386||1984||• Still at large|
|Claude Daniel Marks||#411||1987||• Surrendered December 6, 1994 with Donna Jean Willmott|
|Donna Jean Willmott||#412||1987||• Surrendered December 6, 1994 with Claude Daniel Marks|
|Armando Garcia||#423||1989||• Arrested January 18, 1994 after being featured on America's Most Wanted.|
|Melvin Edward Mays||#424||1989||• Arrested March 9, 1995|
|Arthur Lee Washington Jr.||#427||1989||• Removed from the list in December 2000 for no longer meeting the list criteria.|
|Wardell David Ford||#429||1989||• Arrested September 17, 1990|
One spot on the list of ten remained unfilled from a capture late in the year 1989. It was filled in the first month of the last year of the decade in 1990.
FBI Most Wanted Fugitives added during the 1990s
The list of the most wanted fugitives listed during the 1990s fluctuated throughout the decade with some fugitives making reappearances on the list. In 1992, there were no additions made by the FBI to the list, for the second time in its history. As before, spots on the list were occupied by fugitives who had been listed in prior years, and still remained at large. The list includes (in FBI list appearance sequence order):
|Name||Sequence Number||Date of Entry||Time Listed|
|Leslie Ibsen Rogge||#430||January 24, 1990||Six years|
|Guatemalan authorities. Was featured on Unsolved Mysteries.|
|Kenneth Robert Stanton||#431||October 24, 1990||Seven days|
|Kenneth Robert Stanton was captured October 31, 1990 by FBI and York County Sheriff's Department. Was featured on Unsolved Mysteries|
|Patrick Michael Mitchell||#432||November 23, 1990||Four years|
|Patrick Michael Mitchell was captured February 22, 1994 in Southhaven, Mississippi and was imprisoned in the U.S. from 1994 until his death from cancer in 2007. He robbed the Deposit Guaranty Bank, Mississippi in February 1994.|
|Jon Preston Steele||#433||August 9, 1991||Never published|
|Jon Preston Steele was arrested August 6, 1991 (before being published to the list) in Los Angeles.|
|Robert Michael Allen||#434||September 13, 1991||One year, 3 months|
|Robert Michael Allen was found dead on December 23, 1992 in the California desert by three hikers.|
|Mir Qazi||#435||February 9, 1993||Four years|
|lethal injection in a Virginia state prison. He was convicted November 12, 1997 Kansi was a fugitive in Afghanistan and Pakistan before being arrested after he was turned in by an informant, at his hotel in Dera Ghazi Khan, central Pakistan on June 17, 1997. He was wanted in murder case of two CIA employees outside CIA headquarters at Langley, Virginia on January 25, 1993, during which three others were shot as well in their cars at the intersection.|
|Ramzi Ahmed Yousef||#436||April 21, 1993||Two years|
|supermax prison in Florence, Colorado. He was convicted on November 12, 1997; sentenced to life January 8, 1998 of planning and execution of the 1993 WTC bombing in Manhattan, the mastermind behind the bombing. He was arrested in Pakistan February 7, 1995. Yousef had fled Manila, Philippines after the foiled Bojinka plot February 6, 1995 to bomb 11 U.S. airliners. He is the nephew of captured 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. Also known as Abdul Mahmud Abdul Karim Basit|
|Joseph Martin Luther Gardner||#437||May 25, 1994||Five months|
|Joseph Martin Luther Gardner has been imprisoned since 1994. He was arrested on October 19, 1994 in Philadelphia. He was executed on December 5, 2008 |
|Gary Ray Bowles||#438||November 19, 1994||Three days|
|Gary Ray Bowles, imprisoned on death row since 1999. Arrested on November 22, 1994 in Jacksonville Beach, Florida as a suspect in serial killings. His death sentence was overturned by the Florida Supreme Court on August 28, 1998. Bowles had been a drifter in and out of prison since 1981, and was arrested in Atlanta in August 1986.|
|Gerald Keith Watkins||#439||March 4, 1995||Two months|
|Gerald Keith Watkins has been imprisoned in U.S. since 1995. Arrested in Harlem May 5, 1995|
|Juan García Ábrego||#440||March 9, 1995||Nine months|
|Houston, Texas sentenced to 11 life terms on January 31, 1997; Convicted in Houston United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas October 16, 1996 of 22 counts of drug trafficking charges; Expelled to US by Mexico January 15, 1996; Arrested January 14, 1996 in Monterrey, Mexico; Indictment amended in 1996; Wanted on multiple murder charges in Mexico by 1995; Warrant issued and indicted September 1993 in Houston; Indicted in Dallas, Texas federal United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas in 1990. Wanted in US on drug conspiracy charges since 1986. He was the founder and drug boss of the Gulf Cartel, a drug trafficking organization in Mexico, before in arrest.|
|Abdelbaset al-Megrahi||#441||March 23, 1995||Four years|
|Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, a Scotland prisoner, whose murder conviction was upheld by appeals court in March 2002. Sentenced to life in prison with possibility of parole after 20 years; convicted January 31, 2001; arrested in the Netherlands April 5, 1999. He was charged in part with "Conspiracy to Destroy a Civil Aircraft of the United States"; was wanted in the December 21, 1988 mass murder bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, which killed 259 passengers and crew members and 11 Lockerbie villagers, including nationals of the United States; Libyan intelligence agent, under cover as Chief of Airline Security for Libyan Arab Airlines. He was released on August 20, 2009 and allowed to return to Libya by the Scottish Government on compassionate grounds following doctors reporting on the August 10, 2009 that he had terminal prostate cancer and had less than three months to live,. He died in Tripoli, Libya on May 20, 2012.|
|Lamin Khalifah Fhimah||#442||March 23, 1995||Four years|
|Lamin Khalifah Fhimah was acquitted in Scotland January 31, 2001. He was arrested in the Netherlands April 5, 1999; charged in part with "Conspiracy to Destroy a Civil Aircraft of the United States" and wanted in the December 21, 1988 mass murder bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland which killed 259 passengers and crew members and 11 Lockerbie villagers, including nationals of the United States.|
|O'Neil Vassell||#443||July 15, 1995||One year|
|O'Neil Vassell is a US prisoner arrested on October 16, 1996 in Brooklyn, New York. He was wanted on 3 first-degree murder counts from June and July 1993 murders of three individuals in the Bridgeport, Connecticut area. Vassell had a history of assaults and drug charges; was a known member of the "RATs" Jamaican drug posse, was a drug user and had been known to carry a 9mm semi-automatic handgun.|
|Rickey Allen Bright||#444||December 15, 1995||Three weeks|
|Rickey Allen Bright is a US prisoner who was arrested on January 7, 1996 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was wanted in the kidnapping and rape of a 9-year-old Wilkes County, North Carolina girl in October 1995; paroled after 13 years in January 1995 from North Carolina prison; was turned down twice for parole; sentenced to 15-to-life in North Carolina prison in 1981; was wanted in kidnapping and attempted rape of a 7-year-old girl in Gastonia, North Carolina in 1979|
|Agustín Vásquez Mendoza||#445||August 3, 1996||Four years|
|Maricopa County, Arizona. He was arrested in Mexico July 9, 2000 for unlawful flight after being indicted in Phoenix, Arizona July 11, 1994 in murder of an undercover DEA special agent in Glendale, Arizona on June 30, 1994, during an undercover drug transaction, kidnapping, attempted armed robbery and assault in a drug conspiracy|
|Thang Thanh Nguyen||#446||August 3, 1996||One year|
|Thang Thanh Nguyen has been imprisoned in U.S. since 1998 after being extradited to Rochester, New York January 6, 1998 from Bangkok, Thailand He was turned over to the FBI and transported from Vietnam; was arrested December 22, 1997 in Bac Lieu, Vietnam. Nguyen was charged by FBI with unlawful flight July 14, 1992 following an arrest warrant for his indictment in Monroe County, New York July 9, 1992; for an in home-invasion robbery and murder of his former employer, a Vietnamese businessman in Irondequoit, New York January 26, 1992.|
|Glen Stewart Godwin||#447||December 7, 1996||Still at large|
|Folsom State Prison in California, where he was serving a lengthy sentence for murder. Later he escaped from Mexican prison September 1991; murdered an inmate in Mexican prison April 1991; sentenced to prison in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1987. He was convicted for drug trafficking in Mexico 1987; arrested for drug trafficking in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in 1987; escaped from Folsom prison June 30, 1987 through a storm drain.|
|David Alex Alvarez||#448||December 14, 1996||Five months|
|David Alex Alvarez is a Mexican prisoner who was arrested on May 20, 1997 in Tijuana, Mexico. He was wanted in murder of four people, including two young girls, and wounding of three other people, at Baldwin Park, California September 29, 1996. He was also wanted in a kidnapping in California, August 1996. He was paroled in 1994 after being sentenced to five years in 1992 following a conviction of battery and assault with a firearm in 1992.|
|Andrew Phillip Cunanan||#449||June 12, 1997||One month|
|Indian Creek Canal in Miami Beach, Florida July 23, 1997. He was wanted in shooting murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace outside his Miami Beach house July 15, 1997. Arrived in Miami Beach on May 10, 1997; wanted in shooting murder of Finn's Point Cemetery worker in Pennsville, New Jersey May 9, 1997; wanted in torture and stabbing murder of Chicago, Illinois real-estate developer Lee Miglin at his home May 3, 1997; wanted in shooting murder of another partner near Duluth, Minnesota around April 29, 1997; wanted in bludgeoning murder of partner in Minneapolis, Minnesota April 27, 1997.|
|Paul Ragusa||#450||September 6, 1997||Four months|
|Paul Ragusa has been imprisoned in the U.S. since 1998. He was arrested on January 30, 1998 in New York. He had cosmetic surgery in 1997 following an indictment on racketeering charges June 14, 1996. He was wanted in shooting of two security guards at a Chemical Bank branch in Maspeth, Queens, June 23, 1993; beating a burglar with a baseball bat on Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood, New York in 1990 (charges were dropped in the beating case); beating a stranger in a van in the face with a stick in Ridgewood, New York in March 1989.|
|Ramón Eduardo Arellano-Félix||#451||September 18, 1997||Five years|
|Ramón Eduardo Arellano-Félix was killed in a gun battle with police at Mazatlán February 10, 2002. He was wanted in ordering a hit which resulted in the mass murder of 19 people in Ensenada September 17, 1998; charged in a sealed indictment in United States District Court for the Southern District of California, with Conspiracy to Import Cocaine and Marijuana in drug trafficking; one of the leaders of the Arellano-Felix Organization (AFO), which is also known as the Tijuana Cartel.|
|Tony Ray Amati||#452||February 21, 1998||Four days|
|Tony Ray Amati has been imprisoned in the U.S. since 1998. He was arrested on February 25, 1998 in Marietta, Georgia; wanted on federal warrant for Unlawful Flight December 1997; wanted in Las Vegas for three handgun murders May–July 1996.|
|Harry Joseph Bowman||#453||March 14, 1998||One year|
|Sterling Heights, Michigan. Indicted in Tampa in August 1997 for three murders; wanted in murder of an Outlaws member in Indiana in 1995; indicted for having ordered bombings of rival clubhouses in Orlando and in Cook County, Illinois in 1994; wanted in the murder of rival club member in Edgewater, Florida[disambiguation needed] in 1991; wanted in the murder of an Outlaws member in Ormond Beach, Florida in 1982; former international president of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club in more than 30 cities in the United States and some 20 chapters in at least four other countries.|
|Eric Robert Rudolph||#454||May 5, 1998||Five years|
|Murphy, North Carolina, May 31, 2003. He was charged on October 14, 1998 in a series of southeastern US bombings. Before being arrested, his last known contact was with a Mr. Nordman, and stole his pickup and supplies, 1998; his pickup was found abandoned at Murphy, North Carolina February 8, 1998; wanted in a bombing murder and maiming at a Birmingham abortion clinic January 29, 1998; wanted in a double bombing at a nightclub in Atlanta February 21, 1997; wanted in bombing at Atlanta family planning clinic January 29, 1997; wanted in adouble bombing at office building in north Atlanta on January 16, 1997; wanted in a bombing murder at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, July 27, 1996.|
|James Charles Kopp||#455||June 7, 1999||Two years|
| a U.S. prisoner, was arrested in Dinan, Brittany, France, March 30, 2001. He was wanted for the murder of Dr. Barnett Slepian at his home in Amherst, New York, October 23, 1998 and for non-fatal shootings of three doctors in Canada in 1994, 1995 and 1997. Kopp was indicted in federal court in October 2000 for use of deadly force and indicted in NY state in June 1999 for second-degree murder; his 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier was found abandoned at Newark International Airport December 18, 1998 after he initially disappeared on November 3, 1998.|
|Usama Bin Laden
Full name: Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden
Arabic: أسامة بن محمد بن عوض بن لادن
|#456||June 7, 1999||11 years, 10 months, 23 days|
Osama bin Laden[a] was the leader of al-Qaeda and was wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998, bombings of the United States embassies, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. Bin Laden and al-Qaeda is alleged to be responsible for the October 12, 2000, attack on the USS Cole off the coast of Yemen. Although bin Laden later appeared on the first publicly released FBI Most Wanted Terrorists list on October 10, 2001, he was listed there for his alleged role in the 1998 embassy attack, and not for his alleged role in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Osama bin Laden was the subject of a $50 million reward through the State Department's Rewards for Justice program.[a]
|Ángel Maturino Reséndiz||#457||June 21, 1999||Three weeks|
|Huntsville, Texas by lethal injection. He was arrested July 13, 1999 in Houston; wanted for murders as "The Railway Killer" in Jackson County, Illinois, June 15, 1999; murder in Houston, Texas, June 5, 1999; murder in Fayette County, Texas, June 4, 1999; double murder in Weimar, Texas, April 30, 1999; murder in West University, Texas, December 17, 1998; murder in Lexington, Kentucky, August 29, 1997.|
|James J. Bulger||#458||August 19, 1999||11 years, 10 months, 3 days|
|Irish organized crime group that allegedly controlled extortion, drug deals, and other illegal activities in the Boston, Massachusetts area. He has a violent temper and was known to carry a knife at all times.|
End of the decade
As the decade closed, the following were still at large as the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives:
|Name||Sequence number||Date of entry|
|Donald Eugene Webb||#375||1981|
|Victor Manuel Gerena||#386||1984|
|Arthur Lee Washington Jr.||#427||1989|
|Agustín Vásquez Mendoza||#445||1996|
|Glen Stewart Godwin||#447||1996|
|Ramon Eduardo Arellano-Felix||#451||1997|
|Eric Robert Rudolph||#454||1998|
|James Charles Kopp||#455||1999|
|James J. Bulger||#458||1999|
FBI directors in decade of 1990s
FBI headlines in decade of 1990s
As a decade, the 1990s list stands out above others for its inclusion of a large number of highly notorious suspects, including several major terrorists, foreign and domestic. In 1993 and 1994, the FBI was scrutinized for its role in the Ruby Ridge and Waco incidents. In 1999, the most notorious suspect ever in American history, Osama bin Laden, was added to the list for the 1998 embassy attacks.
Although many 1990s terrorists have appeared on the top 10 list of fugitives, it was not until the aftermath of 9/11 in 2001 that the FBI began maintaining a separate list of Most Wanted Terrorists.
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