- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin man who was a fugitive for 13 years was apprehended and handed an 18-month sentence after police found him on Facebook.

Raul Olguin, formerly of Marshfield, was sentenced Thursday for conspiring to distribute cocaine. He went to Mexico while police were investigating him in 2000 for drug trafficking at a food plant. Both Olguin and his brother, who served two years in prison and was later deported, were indicted on a cocaine conspiracy charge, the (Marshfield) News-Herald Media (https://mnhne.ws/1BXaxMx ) reported.

Olguin lived as a fugitive with several aliases in Tennessee after he left Mexico, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Graber. A U.S. Marshals agent assigned to the case learned of Olguin’s whereabouts on his sister’s Facebook page. The agent contacted Memphis police and was able to confirm the fugitive’s identity.

Olguin was arrested at the end of February. He eventually admitted to authorities that there was a warrant out for his arrest in Wisconsin, authorities said.

The fugitive and his brother, Ismael Olguin Sr., were accused of selling more than 7.8 ounces of cocaine to an undercover agent between a three-month period.

Although Graber suggested Raul Olguin receive the same amount of time or more than Ismael Olguin Sr., the judge sentenced him to 18 months in prison, and said he would then be subject to deportation.


Information from: News-Herald Media, https://www.marshfieldnewsherald.com

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