Black Nationalist Found in Portugal after 41 Years

September 28, 2011  |  

(CNN) — He had been on the run for four decades. He escaped from prison when Richard Nixon was in the White House, joined the Black Liberation Army in Detroit, hijacked a plane and (in)famously demanded that FBI agents deliver ransom money in bathing suits. And they did.  Now, after a manhunt spanning three continents that often appeared to run cold, the FBI has finally found George Wright.  At age 68, he was living quietly in the resort of Sintra near Lisbon in Portugal when he was arrested Monday.  The United States is seeking his extradition from Portugal to serve the remainder of a 15- to 30-year sentence for murder. Portuguese judicial authorities could not be reached Tuesday for details of the extradition process.  Wright is fighting extradition, a U.S. federal agent said, and his next court appearance in Portugal is in about two weeks.

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