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Friday, March 13, 2015

Lucky Luke: S.F. Fugitive Busted After Escaping Jail Slapped With More Charges

Posted By on Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 5:01 PM

Not surprisingly, a  San Francisco grand jury this week indicted Luke D. Brugnara (again), with new charges after he bolted from a local jail while reportedly meeting with his attorney. 

In early February, Brugnara, aka Lucky Luke, was granted a brief furlough from jail so he could meet with his attorney. Instead of taking the scheduled meeting, Brugnara escaped from the federal building and was later busted in the South Bay six days later. 

It remains very unclear how Brugnara slipped out of the courthouse unnoticed. 
The additional charges claim that Brugnara violated a court order governing a furlough established by the district court, according to United States Attorney Melinda Haag.

Brugnara, 50, previously had been charged with mail and wire fraud, in addition to false declarations before a court, in connection with his alleged agreement to purchase several works of art for a combined total of approximately $11,000,000. 

Brugnara is scheduled to appear in court again on Tuesday, March 17. 

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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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