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Top Texas Tax Fugitives

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, email cid@cpa.texas.gov or call 1-800-531-5441 ext. 3-8707. You do not have to give your name.

Yousef Ishaq Abuteir

Age: 51

Offense: Evades or Attempts to Evade Motor Fuel Tax (F2)

Cause number: D1DC07-900187

Other Counts: Bail Jumping & Failure to Appear (F3)

Status: Convicted by Travis Co. jury in 12/08; jumped bond before sentenced. Jury returned a verdict of 7 years in prison and $10,000 fine. Abuteir subsequently indicted for Bail Jumping, a third-degree felony. He faces an additional 10 years in prison on that charge.

Dollar Amount Evaded: $4.5 million

Location: Travis County Jail

Booking Date: 9-25-2015, 1740 hours

Bond: $1,000,000 bond on state charges
Federal Hold with No Bond
Recently extradited back to the United States from overseas pending federal sentencing.

Tao Lu

Age: 40

Offense: Possession of Unstamped Cigarettes < 10,000 (F3) (Warrant)

Cause number: 9-03-0466

Status: Lu and co-defendant indicted June 24, 2003. Lu's capias issued July 2, 2003. Co-defendant's case adjudicated; Lu remains at large.

Dollar Amount Evaded: $23,165

Prosecution by: Travis County District Attorney's Office

Last Known Location: A Pomona, CA resident in 2003, Lu was last seen in Oldham Co., Tx in April 2003 by DPS.

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