In December 2000, Robin J. McPherson, formerly of San Diego, plead guilty of conspiring to defraud the IRS, and for tax evasion. McPherson was the President, CEO, and co-owner of Continental Wireless Cable, Inc., a telemarketing company that sold more than $30 million in purported partnership interests until the SEC shut them down. Rather than risk a sentence of five years in prison on each of the conspiracy and tax evasion counts, McPherson fled to Coast Rica. Thanks to the hard work by the FBI, Department of Justice, and Government of Costa Rica, McPherson was found and deported back to the United States where he is also wanted to stand trial for a more recent 2020 case involving fraud and money laundering charges in Oregon.
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