NEW YORK – A U.S. citizen captured in Poland after almost six years as a fugitive will face financial fraud charges before a Brooklyn judge Wednesday.
Aleksander Efrosman returns to court in what appears to be a repeat performance, as prosecutors describe it.
Efrosman was charged with similar crimes years ago and fled the country. He was arrested in France and returned to the U.S., where he was convicted and served time in prison. Prosecutors say he returned to his old ways after his release from prison in 2003 and fled when he was indicted again.
Efrosman is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday on charges that he ripped off investors, spending their money on himself rather than the safe investments he had promised.
His lawyer did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.