Fugitive Treasure Hunter Due Back in Florida Court

Fugitive Treasure Hunter Due Back in Florida Court
Posted at 5:14 AM, Feb 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-12 00:33:02-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A deep-sea treasure hunter accused of bilking his investors is due back in court.

Tommy Thompson will appear before a federal judge Thursday in West Palm Beach.

He made a historic find of gold 27 years ago, but those who invested in his pursuit of the shipwreck said they never got their fair share. He went missing amid demands he appear in an Ohio courtroom and is charged with criminal contempt.

It's the fourth court appearance for Thompson since being caught two weeks ago. He has repeatedly cited his poor health in previous hearings.

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