Fla. Fugitive Caught; Accused of Molesting Girl, 6

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
Sarasota girl.

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
plane crash.

Weimar was living in Sarasota.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Honor Location: Turnagain, Alaska on Feb 14, 2011 at 07:13 AM
    I've known Bill over forty years.... he was friendly but I would not say we were 'friends.' This was all before private prison industries tempted him with all that money.... the private prisons are disasters .. filthy and dangerous... so are the halfway houses he ran... when you put men in a 'monster factory'... don't be surprised when they have finished their 'rehabililitation' that they have become monsters who are being released to your communities
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