‘Fat Leonard’ captured: Navy corruption scandal mastermind nabbed in Venezuela after weeks on the run

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A U.S. fugitive named Leonard Francis, also known as “Fat Leonard,” was captured in Venezuela on Tuesday – after more than two weeks on the run. He was nabbed while trying to board a plane to another country, authorities said Wednesday. 

Francis was being held on house arrest in San Diego, awaiting his sentencing later this month, but he allegedly cut his ankle bracelet on Sept. 4 and fled. 

He failed to respond to messages and knocks at his…

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