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Arizona's Most Wanted: Men Accused of Child Sodomy, Sharing Kiddie Porn, Bilking People

Arizona's Most Wanted: Men Accused of Child Sodomy, Sharing Kiddie Porn, Bilking People

Among the FBI's Most Wanted are individuals from Arizona (or with ties to the state) who have evaded authorities for decades in cases involving child porn, the sexual assault and sodomy of children and defrauding the public out of millions of dollars.

Suspects featured here are presumed innocent -- until a judge or jury says otherwise.

Ponzi Scheme Artist On the Run

Joseph Wayne McCool is wanted by the FBI for his alleged involvement in a ponzi scheme he was running in Mesa.

The 65-year-old has been on the run for a while -- and may possibly now be in the Philippines. He's 6-foot-2, weighs 230 pounds and has gray hair and blue eyes. He was born in Myrtle Point, Oregon, and has a scar on his right knee and right wrist.

Sometime before February 2004, the FBI reports that McCool allegedly conspired with two other individuals, who have since been arrested, to operate The Brixon Group Ltd., which fraudulently solicited millions of dollars from the public.

McCool got individuals to invest approximately $10 million in Brixon by making misleading them about how the money would be used, the rates of return, the security of the investments, and his own qualifications to conduct such investments.

Instead of investing the money, he allegedly pocketed a substantial portion of it for himself and used new funds to make payments to earlier investors.

The United States District Court for the Southern District of California issued an arrest warrant for McCool on May 11, 2006. He's charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and wire fraud.

Up Next: Alleged Child Rapist  

Wayne Arthur Silsbee is wanted by the FBI for his alleged involvement in multiple incidents of sexual assault involving several female victims between the ages of eight and 10.

These assaults occurred between September of 1995 and April of 1996, in Clackamas County, Oregon. Silsbee knew each of the victims, having either babysat for them or taken them to various events.

Silsbee was charged with first degree sodomy, first degree sexual abuse, endangering the welfare of a minor, and first degree unlawful sexual penetration in a local arrest warrant in Clackamas County, Oregon, on July 24, 1996.

A federal arrest warrant charging him with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was issued on September 19, 1996, in the United States District Court, District of Oregon, Portland, Oregon.

The 56-year-old, who has ties to Arizona, also goes by the names Bill Lee and Bill Wayne. He's 6-foot-2, weighs 270 pounds, and has brown hair and blue eyes. He's worked as a security guard, tax preparer, school bus driver, warehouseman, and for temp agencies.

The FBI reports that Silsbee is fluent in sign language, has previously shown interest in nudist activities, including prior membership in the American Sunbathing Association, and is purported to be an active member of the Adventist Church.

This well-rounded absconder's hobbies include computer repair and programming, short-wave radio and CB operation, and singing in church or community choirs. He also enjoys playing musical instruments, including the piano, guitar, and handbells.

Up Next: Felon Pockets Millions in Scam  

Federal officials believe that Craig John Oliver, a convicted felon, is living in Arizona or San Diego. He was last seen driving a green 1998 Chevy Tahoe with an Arizona Tag AAX-6801.

Federal authorities report that on October 3, 2005, Oliver pleaded guilty in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia to defrauding 68 Virginia and Maryland homeowners of more than $2.5 million through a home renovation business. From 2002 to 2005, he used fraudulent business license to get people to pay for work he never completed.

He was released from jail on bond, but never returned to court. He's facing 20 years in federal prison.

His wife, Jennifer Louise Oliver, is not a fugitive. She uses the aliases Jennifer Harris, Jennifer Jones, Jennifer Simmons, Jani Sullivan, Janie Sullivan, Millicent Sullivan, and Janie Guidet.

Oliver, 60, also goes by the names of John Oliver, Craig J. Oliver, Mel Merlowe, Danny Sullivan and Daniel Sullivan. He's 6-foot-2, weighs 190 pounds, has blue eyes and a scar on his right ankle.

Oliver is also wanted for probation violation in 1995 which followed a securities fraud conviction in Arlington County, Virginia.

Up Next: Pediatrician Accused of Sharing Child Porn  

The feds are searching for Emilio Luna, a Phoenix pediatrician who has been indicted for five counts of distribution of child pornography.

The 43-year-old, accused of sharing kiddie porn on a peer-to-peer (P2P) network, fled house confinement on September 12, 2010, according to federal authorities.

He also uses the name Emilio Luna Del Real. He's 5-foot-10, weighs 170 pounds, is fluent in Spanish and is a naturalized U.S. citizen.

A few days before he skipped town, Luna was granted a pretrial release which stipulated he remain on house arrest with electronic monitoring. On September 12, 2010, he was allowed to attend church services, and later that evening cops found his abandoned vehicle, which contained bolt cutters and his monitoring device.

Luna may have fled to Texas, California, Illinois, or Zacatecas, Mexico.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading directly to Luna's arrest.

If you have a tip on any of these cases, you might be able to muscle as much as $1,000 from Silent Witness. Call 480 W-I-T-N-E-S-S (480-948-6377), or toll free at 1-800-343-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip at silentwitness.org.

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