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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 17, 2022

Convicted Fugitive Who Escaped Justice for 30 Years Extradited From Singapore to United States to Serve Sentence for Bank Fraud, Embezzlement

A man who fled to Taiwan to escape a 33-month prison sentence has been returned to the U.S. after 30 years as a fugitive, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Chad E. Meacham.

In February 1992, Jack Hsu, 74, was convicted at trial in Dallas of five counts of bank fraud and five counts of embezzlement from a bank. He was sentenced in April 1992 to 33 months in federal prison, but allowed to remain free on bond pending his prison designation.

On May 21, 1992, Mr. Hsu allegedly failed to report to his designated prison facility in Boron, California, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.  U.S. authorities later determined Mr. Hsu allegedly fled to Taiwan.

At the request of the United States, the Singapore Police Force arrested Mr. Hsu on Tuesday, July 12, 2022.

Following court proceedings in Singapore, Mr. Hsu consented to his extradition, and the Singaporean Minister for Law ordered his surrender on October 11.  He was returned to Texas by plane on Friday, October 14, and appeared in court on Monday, October 17.

He will immediately begin serving his 33-month bank fraud and embezzlement sentence.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Dallas Field Office conducted the investigation. The extradition from Singapore was secured by the Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs.  The FBI and the Justice Department expressed appreciation to Singaporean authorities for their cooperation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua D. Detzky is prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Contact: 
Erin Dooley Press Officer 214-659-8707 erin.dooley@usdoj.gov
Updated October 19, 2022