Fugitive arrested after more than 25 ...

Fugitive arrested after more than 25 years on run

There are 49 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Sep 24, 2008, titled Fugitive arrested after more than 25 years on run. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Anthony Ragno is pictured in the 1980s and in 2008 . A fugitive who faked his own death and has been on the run for more than 25 years was arrested in Central Florida on Tuesday, where he apparently has been ...

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GHOST TRAVELERS

Boca Raton, FL

#51 Sep 24, 2008
Because the women from Mexico look like hogs comapred to the bronze goddesses that emerge from the forests and valleys of Brazils interior. When they strip down and ride horse back on vast radiant beaches at moonlight you will forget your old name and your old life of crime. This is why all the mobsters and nazis fled to this heaven on earth.
miffed

Miami, FL

#52 Sep 24, 2008
John wrote:
I have a question.
He was arrested in Florida and wanted out of Florida. Why did the Feds need to do an extradition proceeding? I realize that South Florida is not part of another country but still......
because individual counties have to follow protocol between each other. Often a county will refuse to extradite their wanted criminals.
miffed

Miami, FL

#53 Sep 24, 2008
John wrote:
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Under Florida law but these were Federal agents. They don't go by Florida law or their criminal rules of proceedure.
As for Florida law on this, that's just plain ridiculous and idiotic!
even the feds have to follow the law. This isn't just in Florida it is pretty much anywhere a fugitive is caught outside the jurisdiction of the crime.
wondering

Raleigh, NC

#54 Sep 25, 2008
GHOST TRAVELERS wrote:
It would be very easy to fake a death. Go out fishing by your self and vanish leaving evidence of a drowning with sleeping pills and empty beer bottles. Everyone would think you went the way of Natalie Wood. Learn spanish, Brazil is a vast country with thousands of villages full of humble working people who don't ask many questions. Cops in Brazil don't care what your name or what your social security number is they just take cigarettes,booze and cash, no investigations or court dates. The dollar goes far in these countries. If it is done correctly, you will never be heard from again.
Spanish won't help you in Brazil as they speak, read, and write Portuguese...
wondering

Raleigh, NC

#55 Sep 25, 2008
GHOST TRAVELERS wrote:
Because the women from Mexico look like hogs comapred to the bronze goddesses that emerge from the forests and valleys of Brazils interior. When they strip down and ride horse back on vast radiant beaches at moonlight you will forget your old name and your old life of crime. This is why all the mobsters and nazis fled to this heaven on earth.
Most of the Nazi's fled to Argentina, Chile and Paraguay, not Brazil...
John

AOL

#56 Sep 25, 2008
miffed wrote:
<quoted text>even the feds have to follow the law. This isn't just in Florida it is pretty much anywhere a fugitive is caught outside the jurisdiction of the crime.
I understand what your saying but I still say it's the waste of time. A Federal agent represents the United States so they should be allowed to transport any prisoner from one part of the country to another without having to do an extradition proceeding. But with our system, a prioner can object wasting taxpayers money and prosecutors time when they should be doing other things.

In Florida, there should be no extradition either if the person is apprehended within the state. I have yet to hear a logical explaination for why we have these proceedures. Sounds to me it's more like the "That's the way it's always been done" way of doing things. I mean just look at it. Cops in Broward are in fresh pursuit of a felony suspect into Miami-Dade. Once arrested, they cannot bring them back to Broward. The detectives have to go there and question the suspects and there has to be an extradition hearing to bring them back to Broward.

You don't see the military being subjected to this. Someone gets apprehended for being AWOL, the military authorities come and get them. No extradition proceedings. A much more efficient system.
miffed

Miami, FL

#58 Sep 28, 2008
John wrote:
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I understand what your saying but I still say it's the waste of time. A Federal agent represents the United States so they should be allowed to transport any prisoner from one part of the country to another without having to do an extradition proceeding. But with our system, a prioner can object wasting taxpayers money and prosecutors time when they should be doing other things.
In Florida, there should be no extradition either if the person is apprehended within the state. I have yet to hear a logical explaination for why we have these proceedures. Sounds to me it's more like the "That's the way it's always been done" way of doing things. I mean just look at it. Cops in Broward are in fresh pursuit of a felony suspect into Miami-Dade. Once arrested, they cannot bring them back to Broward. The detectives have to go there and question the suspects and there has to be an extradition hearing to bring them back to Broward.
You don't see the military being subjected to this. Someone gets apprehended for being AWOL, the military authorities come and get them. No extradition proceedings. A much more efficient system.
yes but civilians have certain right not afforded to military personnel.

as for extradition within Florida, often counties refuse to extradite those that they have arrest warrants for. They don't want them bad enough to go and get them or to pay transportation costs.Sometime the extradition does not take place even if the accused waives his objection to the extradition.

Extradition protocol isn't a waste of time, it is there to protect the rights of the accused. The extradition hearing gives the accused the opportunity to show why he should not be sent to answer the charges, it is part of due process during which the accusing jurisdiction must show adequate cause to force the accused to be brought against his will to face the charges.
matt

Imperial, CA

#59 Jul 5, 2012
Mike wrote:
This idiot was only going to get 1 year and he ran for 25? Sorry buddy, your judgement is as crooked as your nose. I know you regret that decision. I feel sorry for you pal you really messed up your life.
. He fled because they were going to kill him in jail not because he didn't want to serve.
Krypto_Doc

Boston, MA

#60 Sep 21, 2013
He felt like he was getting life, for cooperating with the FBI. John David, and his brother had made it clear that they were going to kill this guy, got testifying against them. I commend him for staying alive, while leading an interesting existence. One never feels more alive than when they are living on the edge of life. He wasn't running from his sentence. He was running from a certain death sentence. Why the FBI didn't do more to help protect him, I don't understand, b/c it seems like it would be clear that his life was in danger.

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