Now who are America's most wanted criminals?

With bin Laden dead, here are the nine fugitives most urgently sought by the FBI

Published May 3, 2011 10:04PM (EDT)

James "Whitey" Bulger, the Boston mobster who now tops the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list
James "Whitey" Bulger, the Boston mobster who now tops the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list

Public Enemy No. 1 has finally been eliminated. So, how much do you know about the nine at-large fugitives left on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list? (The FBI does not rank them on its website; we've listed them here according to the reward offered for information leading to their arrest, from most to least.)

  • James "Whitey" Bulger was a Boston mobster active during the 1970s and 1980s. He is wanted on charges that include racketeering, murder, conspiracy to commit murder, extortion and narcotics distribution. (According to the FBI, he is also "an avid reader with an interest in history" who is "known to frequent libraries and historic sites," and he and his partner, Catherine Elizabeth Greig, "love animals.") Reward: $2 million.
  • Former security guard Victor Manuel Gerena allegedly worked to score nearly $7 million in the 1983 armed robbery of a Connecticut security company. Reward: up to $1 million.
  • Jason Derek Brown "allegedly shot and killed an armored car guard outside a movie theater" in the course of a 2004 robbery in Phoenix. Reward: up to $100,000.
  • The list of charges Semion Mogilevich will face if he is found includes: fraud by wire, RICO conspiracy, mail fraud, money laundering, securities fraud and false filings with the SEC. "Thousands of investors lost in excess of 150 million dollars" when his scheme collapsed in 1998, and Mogilevich was indicted five years later. Reward: up to $100,000.
  • Alexis Flores allegedly kidnapped, raped and killed a young girl, Iriana DeJesus, in Philadelphia just over a decade ago. DNA has since been used to connect him to the 2000 murder. Reward: up to $100,000.
  • Robert William Fisher, one-time cardiovascular technician at the Mayo Clinic and Navy veteran, is wanted for the murders of his wife and children in Scottsdale, Ariz., a decade ago; he allegedly blew up their family home after committing the murders. He had no criminal record before the horrifying incident, which thoroughly shocked neighbors and acquaintances. Reward: up to $100,000.
  • Glen Stewart Godwin escaped from California's Folsom State Prison in 1987 and was soon arrested in Mexico on drug trafficking charges. He escaped his Guadalajara prison in 1991 and is now on the run; the FBI's official listing says he is "thought to be involved in narcotics distribution" somewhere in Central or South America. Reward: up to $100,000.
  • Barrio Azteca gang Capo Eduardo Ravelo has been indicted on charges of racketeering, conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, and conspiracy to possess heroin, cocaine and marijuana with the intent to distribute. Reward: up to $100,000.
  • Joe Luis Saenz is wanted on charges of murder, kidnapping, rape and parole violation. He allegedly murdered four people between 1998 and 2008 -- including a girlfriend he also kidnapped and raped. Reward: up to $100,000.


By Emma Mustich

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