Ohio judge orders arrest of woman in treasure case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge in Ohio has ordered marshals to arrest a second fugitive in a shipwreck salvaging case.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/Z0dsm6 ) reports that the judge declared 45-year-old Alison Antekeier a fugitive Wednesday after she didn't show up for a hearing in U.S. District Court.

She was ordered to be in court in Columbus to answer questions in a federal lawsuit against shipwreck salvager Tommy Thompson.

Authorities have been searching for the 60-year-old Thompson since August.

More than two decades ago, Thompson and his crew located and retrieved millions of dollars in gold bars and coins from a ship that sank off the North Carolina coast. Wednesday's situation stemmed from a lawsuit by seamen who claim they're entitled to some of the treasure.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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