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Friday, February 13, 2015

Lucky Luke: Fugitive Who Escaped Jail Busted in South Bay

Posted By on Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 9:44 AM

Luke Brugnara, aka "Lucky Luke" ran out of luck yesterday when he was arrested after slipping out of jail last week. 

The FBI reports that the fugitive was captured yesterday in Los Gatos and has since returned to jail. Brugnara had been on the lam since he bolted the San Francisco federal building last week during a meeting with his attorney. A judge granted Brugnara a furlough to meet with his lawyer, a move that federal marshals called "highly unusual." 

It's not yet clear how he managed to get out of the courthouse unnoticed.

Brugnara was about to stand trial on charges of mail fraud for not paying for approximately $11 million in art. The San Francisco commercial and real estate developer was previously convicted of tax evasion.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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