German Fugitive Linked To $100M Fraud Scheme Arrested In Vegas

CBS Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A German fugitive who had been sought for five years in a fraud scheme that netted more than $100 million has been arrested in Las Vegas, authorities said Friday.

Ulrich Felix Anton Engler, 51, was arrested in the Las Vegas area late Wednesday, Las Vegas police Officer Bill Cassell said.

Engler, who is accused of also using the names Joseph Miller and Joseph Walter, was being held by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on an immigration violation, ICE spokeswoman Nicole Navas said.

The FBI and local police on Friday seized more than 1,000 pieces of artwork from a storage facility that Engler was renting in Boulder City, about 25 miles east of Las Vegas.

FBI Agent Patrick Turner in Las Vegas called the warrant search an effort to recover proceeds on behalf of alleged victims of the scheme.

Engler had been named in a warrant issued…

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