American expatriate sentenced 20 years in U.S. after capture in Ecuador for drug trafficking in Florida

Posted on September 29, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Police/Military Activity, United States

Martin James Malone a U.S. citizen absconded from the United States in 1990 awaiting a jury verdict, establishes himself in Ecuador, extradited to the U.S., sentenced to prison.
According to ……. Malone, 51, was starting to take things gently less work more surf-when police surrounded his vehicle Ecuador last February and extradited him to the United States under the old warrant.

“My past is an island from which I sailed long ago. However, still here with me … We can not escape our past no matter how hard we try to do, “Malone wrote a reporter for the Sun Sentinel months ago.

Malone’s past finally caught up with him Wednesday at a Fort Lauderdale court, when a judge sentenced him to 21 years and 10 months in federal prison, about the same time he spent evading capture. The penalty was 20 years in the original case of drug trafficking and one year and 10 months for failing to appear at the end of his trial in 1990. Read Article

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