FBI's most wanted 'white collar criminal' accused of supercar fraud arrested in Abu Dhabi
The former owner of a car dealership in the US has been accused of a $1.5 million fraud involving super cars including Lamborghinis, Porsches and Rolls Royces, was arrested by the FBI in the UAE, according to a report in Arabian Business.
Scottish-born Afzal Khan, also known as Bobby Khan, had been on the FBI’s most wanted ‘white collar criminals’ list for five years. He was caught in Abu Dhabi on Monday and flown back to New Jersey where he will face trial.
In 2015, the 37-year-old was charged with five counts of wire fraud. He is said to have fraudulently obtained 21 loans totalling more than $1.5m, but has been on the run ever since.
Special Agent in Charge, Gregory W Ehrie, of the FBI’s Newark field office, said: “Mr Khan came to the sobering reality that he could not outrun the FBI.
“People who flee to other countries to avoid prosecution only delay the inevitable and live every day with the knowledge that we are still in pursuit. Mr Khan obviously reached the conclusion that it wasn’t worth it.
“The Newark field office would like to thank the dedicated members of law enforcement whose hard work and determination forced the hand of this fugitive and will now bring him to justice.”