Tommy Gregory Thompson

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Tommy Thompson
Born Thomas Gregory Thompson[1][2]
(1952-04-15) April 15, 1952 (age 66)[3]
Indiana
Nationality American
Occupation treasure hunter
Years active 1988-1996
Known for recovery of SS Central America
Notable work America's Lost Treasure (1998)

Tommy Gregory Thompson is known for his leading role in the rediscovery of SS Central America on September 11, 1988.[4] He is also the author of the book America's Lost Treasure, published in 1998.[5]

In 2000 he sold gold recovered from SS Central America for $52 million.[6][7]

He was arrested by US Marshals in 2015 after several years of searching at a West Palm Beach, Florida hotel, together with his fellow fugitive Alison Louise Antekeier.[8]

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