Mon, 15 Aug 1994

A Yankee on the run sent home

JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian immigration authorities have deported an American citizen who has been on the United States wanted list for a major fraud case since March 1993.

James William Miller, 54, was picked up from his hotel room at the Kumbokarno Hotel in Yogyakarta last Wednesday after the immigration authority in Jakarta received a tip of his presence.

Miller surrendered without putting up a significant fight and was put on an Intercontinent flight bound from Guam on Friday night, according to a statement by the Directorate General of Immigration received on Saturday.

He was tightly guarded by both officers from the directorate general as well as from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), according to the statement.

The directorate general said that according to the information received from the U.S. authorities, Miller's arrest warrant was issued by a U.S. court in March 1993 and the authorities also invalidated his passport last September. (emb)