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  • Brian Ross Confronts A Fugitive

    Brian Ross tracks down Andreas Leimer, an American fugitive living under Costa Rica citizenship in the capital of San Jose, to ask about his role in scamming seniors out of millions. Leimer allegedly set up dozens of boiler rooms so scammers could call into U.S. homes claiming to be awarding sweepstakes winnings from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The scammers made their money by convincing the victims to pay "luxury taxes" or "insurance" in advance on winnings they will never receive.
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  • Brian Ross Confronts A Fugitive

    Leimer tells Brian Ross he's done nothing wrong. He blames the illegal call centers on his Nicaraguan ex-wife.
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  • Brian Ross Confronts A Fugitive

    The American fugitive abruptly ends the interview, complaining that he is being "attacked by cameras."
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  • Brian Ross Confronts A Fugitive

    The American fugitive has been hiding in a posh gated community in the Costa Rican capital. But his house is easy to spot because of the 30-foot communications tower he lashed to his roof.
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  • Brian Ross Confronts A Fugitive

    Brian Ross tracked the fugitive through a web of corporate shell companies and identified him using an FBI photo.
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  • Brian Ross Confronts A Fugitive

    After refusing to speak further with ABC News, Leimer jumped in his pick-up truck and attempted to get away. He only got a few feet before smashing into a neighbor's Mercedes.
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  • Brian Ross Confronts A Fugitive

    The American fugitive called his Costa Rican lawyer after the crash. The lawyer came out of the house to deliver a message for Brian Ross: "Gringo, go home!"
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  • Brian Ross Confronts A Fugitive

    Costa Rican police threatened to arrest Brian Ross for filming without a permit, until a more senior official told them there was no such law.
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  • Brian Ross Confronts A Fugitive

    In this San Jose neighborhood, Brian Ross tracked down another American fugitive who was allegedly part of the sweepstakes scam, Roberto Fields Curtis.
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  • Brian Ross Confronts A Fugitive

    Wanted for fraud, Roberto Fields Curtis tells Brian Ross he did not know he was a fugitive from American justice.
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  • Brian Ross Confronts A Fugitive

    Prosecutors say this man, Richard Panas, also remains a fugitive in the sweepstakes scam. He was last seen in Mexico, getting off a cruise ship.
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  • Brian Ross Confronts A Fugitive

    Mug shot of Andreas Leimer.
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  • Brian Ross Confronts A Fugitive

    Mug shot of Roberto Fields Curtis.
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