- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 17, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A judge in Ohio says an ex-fugitive deep-sea treasure hunter must submit to more questions about the location of 500 gold coins pulled from a historic shipwreck off South Carolina.

Investors in the 1988 discovery of the S.S. America say Tommy Thompson was evasive in responses on his first go-around Oct. 19 and violates his plea agreement by refusing to say more.

As part of his guilty plea to a contempt of court charge, the 63-year-old Thompson must answer questions in closed-door sessions about the coins’ whereabouts.

Federal Judge Algenon Marbley on Monday ordered Thompson to answer more questions before his Nov. 24 sentencing. Marbley says sentencing could be delayed if the new session can’t occur before then.

Thompson was apprehended in January at a hotel near Boca Raton, Florida.



Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide