International Fugitive from Vietnam Nabbed at Dulles
Babay, Emily, Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The
A Vietnamese man who allegedly abused official power to commit real estate fraud was arrested after he flew into Washington Dulles International Airport and U.S. authorities began investigating him on visa fraud.
An Interpol notice had been in effect for 41-year-old Quan Anh Nguyen for alleged fraud offenses. He had been wanted in Vietnam for misusing a government position, fraud and bribery, according to Steve Sapp, spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Vietnamese media reports indicate he fled that country after police began investigating him.
But his plans unraveled when he was being questioned by CBP officers after he arrived at Dulles on a flight from Berlin on Feb. 23. CBP officers performed record checks that showed the Interpol notice and that Nguyen was wanted for abusing positions and powers while performing official duties and defrauding citizens property, according to court documents.
Nguyen admitted in an interview that he had been arrested and convicted of fraud in Vietnam in 1999 and was currently facing charges of real estate fraud, the documents say. …