John and Julieanne Dimitrion- Hawaii- 2010 Apr 7, 2014 8:47:13 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Apr 7, 2014 8:47:13 GMT -5
American Greed: The Fugitives episode on hulu: www.hulu.com/watch/394133
If you have any information on the whereabouts of John and/or Julianne Dimitrion, please call 'The Hunt" tip line at 1-866-THE-HUNT or submit a web tip to the show at cnn.com/thehunt
Vida G. Bottom, Special Agent in Charge of the Honolulu Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is seeking the public’s help in providing information leading to the location and arrest of fugitive husband and wife, John and Julieann Dimitrion.
In April 2009, the Dimitrions pled guilty to operating a fraud scheme in which they used their companies to convince distressed homeowners to relinquish their homes with the promise of improving the victims’ financial position. They promised to invest the proceeds of the home sales, but, instead, the Dimitrions used the victims’ money to fund their own lavish lifestyles. Multiple Oahu families lost their homes as a result of the Dimitrions’ crimes.
The Dimitrions were scheduled to be sentenced in Honolulu U.S. District Court on Tuesday July 6, 2010, but they failed to appear at the sentencing. Warrants were immediately issued for their arrests, and an FBI fugitive manhunt is underway.
The Dimitrions were last seen by witnesses on the evening of Friday July 2, 2010, at church services held at the Mililani Recreation Center. The FBI suspects that they have joined a domestic extremist group affiliated with the Sovereign Citizen’s Movement who arranged for the couple to be flown to the U.S. mainland on a private jet to escape justice. They were last known to have been hiding in Alabama in 2011. Their current whereabouts are unknown.
John Michael Dimitrion is 34 years old, 5’7” tall, 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He is known to have expensive tastes in sports cars, clothing, and jewelry. He is an enthusiast for high-end personal electronics and falsely claims to be an expert in international high finance.
Julieanne Baldueza Dimitrion is 32 years old, 4’11” tall, 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She is also known to enjoy the material trappings of the ultra-rich. During the fraud investigation, the FBI noted that she spent tens of thousands of dollars on lingerie from expensive boutiques and actually sought to declare this lingerie as a “business expense” on her taxes. At the time of her arrest on the original fraud charges, the FBI discovered closets filled to capacity with designer purses and shoes.
Thoughts? This case was scheduled to be featured on the Season 1 finale of The Hunt but did not air (there was no explanation as to why not). According to the debut episode of CNBC's "American Greed: The Fugitives" (which also featured AMW fugitive Spiro Germenis), the island of Hawaii, especially the part the Dimitrions were on, is hard to get out of without a trace. Which led many to believe they may have committed suicide. But then the militia route was found out.
Their attorney found the story preposterous because he couldn't imagine the high-life couple living in such a simple manner, but it does seem the militia was just a way to get to the U.S. While I agree the Dimitrions are certainly scumbags and con artists (I don't need to mince words here and say allegedly- they plead guilty), I also can't really picture them as domestic terrorists. So I do wonder if perhaps they were done away with once the militia found out they were just being used to get to the states. (This is not a scenario I especially believe but a long-shot I felt should be brought up).
In my opinion, if the Dimitrions are out there, they are in a city with a vibrant night life such as Las Vegas or Miami. They're not going to lay low and stay in a small town in the South forever based on how they liked to live before they became fugitives.
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