10 Tech CEOs That Were (And Still Remain) Fugitives

Jacob Alexander

Company: Comverse Technologies

Date captured: Sept. 27, 2006

Before being charged with multiple accounts of fraud, the former CEO, who ran a leading voicemail-software company, evaded the authorities by bouncing to a nation that has no extradition treaty with the U.S.: Namibia. He managed to transfer over $70 million from his US account to Israel, but was captured and held in Africa. From there, he was forced to pay back $53 million in civil suits. Alexander continued to fight extradition from Namibia and went on to sue his former company for $72 million in severance. 

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