A federal judge has sentenced a former deep-sea treasure hunter from Columbus to two years in prison and fined him 250 thousand dollar for failing to appear in court three years ago to answer questions about 500 missing gold coins.
A federal district judge has ruled the ex-fugitive deep-sea treasure hunter from Columbus must submit to more questions about the location of 500 gold coins pulled from a historic shipwreck off the South Carolina coast.
Court documents show a fugitive deep-sea treasure hunter from Columbus will plead guilty to a contempt of court charge related to his refusal to testify about gold he recovered from a historic shipwreck.
The U.S. Marshals Service says a treasure hunter locked in a legal battle over the proceeds from a wrecked ship was paying cash for the Florida hotel room where he and a companion lived for more than a year.