NJ robbery suspect caught in Ghana after 10 years

October 6, 2009 7:09:18 AM PDT
His luck has run out.

A former Atlantic City casino dealer who's been on the lam for 10 years after being charged with armed robberies of five casinos and a bank has been arrested in Ghana.

The FBI says it got help from Scotland Yard to track down 32-year-old Edmund Osei in April in Accra North, Ghana. He was arrested last week by Ghanaian police after what officials call a diplomatic process.

Osei, who once worked as a poker dealer at the Trump Taj Mahal, is accused of taking $60,000 from casino and a bank during a robbery spree in the summer of 1999.

He disappeared after failing to show up for an arraignment in January 2000.

It's unclear when he'll be returned to the U.S.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City, http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com


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