LOS ANGELES- A former tycoon who was one of Taiwan’s most wanted fugitives was in the middle of a decade-long combat to stay in the United States when he was killed in a California car accident, federal court evidences show.
Wang You-theng was ordered withdrawn from the U.S. last year after wasting almost a decade in Southern California. The 89 -year-old Wang filed an appeal of that guild in December and was waiting to indicate his occasion before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
Wang was killed in a Friday morning crash on a highway in West Covina, California, about an hour outside Los Angeles, according to Taiwan’s foreign ministry. His wife had scorches to her left shoulder and arm but was stable, according to California Highway Patrol.
Wang was a passenger in one of five working automobiles involved in the clang on the busy superhighway. The car Wang was in, driven by his wife, was one of three to catch fire in the wreck, believed to be caused by a getaway that sideswiped one car before rear-ending another and generating a chain reaction, is in accordance with California Highway Patrol.
Wang founded Rebar in 1959 to build steel lights and made a fortune from the business. But when Rebar sank into financial difficulties in 2006, Wang absconded Taiwan and eventually arrived in the United States.
Wang had been indicted on a long list of charges, including impostor, coin laundering and insider trading. Wang and his family were accused of siphoning off more than$ 9 billion in Rebar assets.
The documents links with Wang’s removal order from last year are shut, and it’s uncertain what Wang’s disputes to stay were, to review the U.S. and Taiwan don’t have an extradition agreement.
Wang left Taiwan in December 2006 with his wife, after which officials in Taipei problem a authorize for his arrest.
At the time, Taiwanese media reported that Wang moved to San Francisco after biding several days in the Chinese metropolitan of Shanghai.
Three months after his arrival in the U.S ., Wang ran from Los Angeles to Singapore in what Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said is an effort by Wang to reach Myanmar and go into secrete there. Singapore dominions returned Wang to Los Angeles, where he was held in an in-migration detention center for six months before he was released in August 2007.
Wang was released after an migration judge ruled that federal authorities mistakenly arrested him, according to media details and the time and Wayne McMillan, an attorney who told you he represented Wang between 2007 and last year.
The judge found that Wang had never left the U.S. since he hadn’t been admitted to another country.