Fugitive US treasure hunter Thompson pleads guilty

09 Apr 2015 8:50 AM | Anonymous

Fugitive US treasure hunter Thompson pleads guilty 

April 8, 2015 

A US treasure hunter - who spent years evading authorities - will go to prison rather than testify about gold he discovered in a historic shipwreck.

Tommy Thompson was arrested on a criminal contempt warrant for evading a civil case brought by his investors.

They accuse him of cheating them out of promised proceeds from one of the biggest shipwreck hauls in US history.

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