SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 70-year-old man who became rich owning a chain of halfway houses in Alaska has been
captured in Mexico and faces a sexual charge involving a 6-year-old
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that William C. Weimar was
caught in Cancun Saturday and was being held in Texas awaiting
extradition to Florida.
Weimar pleaded guilty in 2008 of funneling money to a consultant
for a state Senate candidate for the candidate's support for a private prison project. It was part of the same corruption investigation that led to former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, being convicted of lying on Senate disclosure forms to conceal hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts from a wealthy businessman.
Stevens' case was later thrown out and he died in an August
Weimar was living in Sarasota.
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