Fugitive businessman 'Fat Leonard' to seek asylum in Venezuela: Reports

  • 📰 STForeignDesk
  • ⏱ Reading Time:
  • 31 sec. here
  • 2 min. at publisher
  • 📊 Quality Score:
  • News: 16%
  • Publisher: 71%

Singapore Headlines News

Singapore Latest News,Singapore Headlines

Leonard Glenn Francis was arrested on Sept 21 at the international airport outside Caracas as he prepared to leave for Russia. Read more at straitstimes.com.

CARACAS - A fugitive Malaysian businessman nicknamed 'Fat Leonard' who is at the centre of a major US Navy bribery scandal wants to seek political asylum in Venezuela after being detained in the country last week, local media said on Monday.

He was under a red notification requested by the United States, Interpol's Venezuela chief said, adding that authorities were planning to begin his extradition procedure. He reportedly told the hearing that he wanted to stay in Venezuela to appeal for political asylum and that he was suffering from metastatic kidney cancer, the newspaper said.

Francis arrived in Venezuela via Mexico and Cuba, and planned to continue to Russia, last week's Interpol statement said.in the United States earlier this month ahead of his impending sentencing, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.


Thank you for your comment. Your comment will be published after being reviewed.
Please try again later.
We have summarized this news so that you can read it quickly. If you are interested in the news, you can read the full text here. Read more:

 /  🏆 4. in SG

Singapore Latest News, Singapore Headlines

Similar News:You can also read news stories similar to this one that we have collected from other news sources.

Fugitive ex-lawyer arrested on return to S'pore after 15 years with help from Chinese authoritiesAfter David Khong left Singapore in August 2007, allegations emerged that he had misappropriated $88,000 belonging to his client. A warrant of arrest and an Interpol Red Notice were subsequently issued. 'Man in the Net'
Source: stompsingapore - 🏆 11. / 53 Read more »

Turtle concern: Australian businessman denies threatening to sell Conflict Islands to ChinaIan Gowrie-Smith says he was frustrated the Australian government did not respond to urgent funding request for turtle conservation
Source: YahooSG - 🏆 3. / 71 Read more »

Man gave colleague $4,000 to bribe policeman and ICA officerHe had sought policeman's help over a rioting incident in Little India. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Source: straits_times - 🏆 5. / 69 Read more »

'We know our boundaries', actor Zamarul Hisyam says of latest role with co-star Bella AstillahKUALA LUMPUR-- Actor Zamarul Hisyam sought the approval of Bella Astillah's husband before they started working together in their latest telemovie Aku Tanpa Ci
Source: IndependentSG - 🏆 2. / 72 Read more »