Eddie Hicks - Illinois - 2003 Oct 24, 2013 11:40:35 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on Oct 24, 2013 11:40:35 GMT -5
Fugitive Profile Statistics as of August 5, 2014 (based on 2011 amw.com archived profile, online news articles):
Aliases: Clarence Jenkins
Current Age: 64-66
Weight: 165 lbs.
Hair (Color, Description, Facial Hair):Black, His hair is black and grey. Hicks has a slight black mustache, peppered with grey.
Eyes: Brown, Glasses
Other Phys. Characteristics: He is described as having a medium build.
Traits and Habits: Hicks wears eyeglasses. He is described as being a nice guy.
Location information: Eddie Hicks worked for the Chicago Police Department for 30 years and he retired as a sergeant in 2000. In 2001, he was arrested for his part in a drug conspiracy involving both current and former CPD officers as well as two civilians.
Last Seen: Chicago , IL. Eddie Hicks has been a fugitive since 2003, when he failed to appear for the start of his trial in which he was charged with racketeering, extortion and violation of federal drug laws.
Other Possible Locations:Brazil, Nevada. Hicks has been known to travel to Brazil in the past, though his current whereabouts are unknown.
Last Known Locations: Chicago , IL. Hicks worked in Chicago as a member of the CPD for 30 years before retiring as a sergeant in 2000 and has not been seen since 2003, after he failed to appear in court for his trial.
Who to call if you've seen him: Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact the FBI's Chicago office at 312- 421-6700. You can also submit anonymous web tips to the FBI at tips.fbi.gov
Former police officer Eddie Hicks is wanted on racketeering charges out of Chicago. He was aired on AMW five times from 2008 to 2011.
Eddie Hicks had been a member of the Chicago Police Department for 30 years until he retired in 2000. He was even trained at the FBI Academy in Quantico. Federal officials say that since the early 90s, Hicks became a corrupt cop for his own benefit. Him and others would impersonate DEA agents and rob known drug dealers of drugs, money and other valuables. They provided falsified signatures indicting an arrest warrant, take the cash for themselves and sell the narcotics for profit. The operation may have netted anywhere from $500,000 to 1 million in drug money.
An investigation brought down Hicks and his crew after a Chicago drug dealer's girlfriend contacted police who showed up at a fake sting and questioned the crew. In 2001, indictments were brought forth and everyone was arrested. Hicks's second in command, former Chicago police sergeant Larry Hargrove got 18 years in prison while others entered plea agreements. Hicks failed to appear to his 2003 trial and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Interestingly, the Chicago Tribune's Fugitives From Justice report revealed that Hicks made financial transactions while on the run. As an example, he directed the Chicago Police Pension fund to deposit $300,000 into a credit union account that he controlled. He also signed papers in 2005 directing a Chicago property to his son Anthony, who at the time was also a Chicago police officer. Six days before he became a fugitive, he married a former Chicago police officer named Carroll Pierce.
Thoughts? With his son a Chicago police officer himself and him marrying a former officer, part of me wonders if he's still getting help from certain members of the Chicago PD. He may have also traveled to Brazil, so if he fled the US at some point that's most likely where he traveled to.
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