- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A judge in Ohio wants an update in the case of an ex-fugitive deep-sea treasure hunter under orders to answer 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.

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

Federal Judge Algenon Marbley scheduled the update for Tuesday, the day he was supposed to sentence Thompson.

Instead, it appears sentencing is delayed to allow more time for Thompson to answer questions about the coins.

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