Office of the Attorney General News Release Archive


Friday, February 25, 2000

CORNYN LAUNCHES INTERNATIONAL FUGITIVES WEB PAGE

Web site to help locate suspects who flee to Mexico

AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General John Cornyn today announced his office's International Fugitives Web Page, which profiles people wanted for committing serious crimes in Texas, who are believed to have fled to Mexico to evade justice. The web page was unveiled in Houston at the Article 4 / Foreign Prosecution and Related Issues Conference, hosted by Attorney General Cornyn and Mexican Federal Attorney General Jorge Madrazo Cuellar.

"This is the latest addition to our ongoing work with Mexican authorities to fight crime,"said Attorney General Cornyn. "If laws are going to be enforced along our borders, law enforcement from Texas and Mexico must work together."

The Fugitives Web Page is a tool provided by Cornyn's International Prosecutions Unit, which assists Texas law enforcement's work with Mexican officials to find, arrest and prosecute suspects who have fled to Mexico. Under Article 4 of the Mexican Penal Code, Mexican nationals may be tried in their homeland for crimes they commit abroad. The objective of the Fugitives Web Page is to raise law enforcement's awareness on both sides of the border regarding the identity of the fugitives sought by Texas. Members of the public and the media also will have access to this information.

The Fugitives Web Page provides profiles of suspects at large and the crimes they allegedly committed. People with information about these suspects can now submit it to the Attorney General's office over the Internet, or by calling toll-free in Mexico or the United States. The U.S. number is 1-800-252-8011. People in Mexico can reach the Mexican Attorney General's office toll-free by calling 01-800-70690. Internet users can access the Fugitives Web Page through the Criminal Justice Section of the Texas Attorney General's website at www.oag.state.tx.us

The suspects currently profiled on the Attorney General's Fugitive web page are:

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