Once into the radical 1960s, the list reflected the revolutionaries of the times with destruction of Government property, sabotage, and kidnapping dominating the list.
During the 1970s, with the FBI’s concentration on organized crime and terrorism, the “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” included many fugitives with organized crime ties or links to terrorist groups.
The resulting story generated so much publicity and had so much appeal that late FBI Director J.
Edgar Hoover implemented the “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” program.
The “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” program is a publicity program founded by the FBI in March of 1950 in conjunction with the nation’s news media.
It is designed to publicize particularly dangerous fugitives who might not otherwise merit nationwide attention.
The following contains current and historical information for internal and external distribution.
This information is based on FBI records and is updated by the Investigative Publicity and Public Affairs Unit, Office of Public Affairs.
The selection of the “proposed” candidate(s) is then forwarded to FBI Executive Management for final approval. First, the individual must have a lengthy record of committing serious crimes and/or be considered a particularly dangerous menace to society due to current criminal charges. Gerena 12/15/2016 1968………………..33Victor Manuel Gerena Dates: 5/14/84 - 12/15/16Billie Austin Bryant Dates: 1/8/69 - 1/8/69 (Special Addition)Katherine Ann Power Dates: 10/17/70 - 6/15/84Thomas J.
The first person to be placed on the list was Thomas James Holden, wanted for the murder of his wife, her brother, and her stepbrother.
What is the purpose of the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” Program?
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Second, it must be believed that the nationwide publicity afforded by the program can be of assistance in apprehending the fugitive, who, in turn, should not already be notorious due to other publicity. “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” are only removed from the list when they meet one of the following conditions: First, they are captured. Holden Wanted For: UFAP for murder Dates: 3/14/50 - 6/23/51William Bradford Bishop, Jr.