US Deports Pyramid Scheme Suspect to Germany | News
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Immigration officials said they have deported and handed over to German authorities a man accused of defrauding European investors out of more than $100 million.
Fifty-one-year-old Ulrich Felix Anton Engler was flown to Frankfurt on Friday under the supervision of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.
Engler had been sought for five years in an alleged Internet pyramid scheme. Last month, officers from ICE, the U.S. Marshals Service and Las Vegas police arrested Engler after his fingerprints were recorded in a drunken-driving case.
Authorities said Engler collected almost $101 million from more than 3,500 investors in Germany, Switzerland and Austria in 2003 and 2004.
The investors allegedly lost control of their money after it got to the United States. It wasn't immediately clear Friday if Engler had an attorney.