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Man Spotted at 2016 Baseball Game Resembles Fraudster Wanted Since 1998, Authorities Say

A man who sat behind home plate during a game at Dodger Stadium in 2016 "strongly resembles" fugitive fraudster John Ruffo, the U.S. Marshals Service said

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A man who was convicted in a $350 million bank fraud scheme and has eluded capture for more than two decades, may have attended a game at Dodger Stadium in 2016, the U.S. Marshals Service said Tuesday.

Federal authorities are hoping that photos from the game will help the public identify the man who "strongly resembles" John Ruffo.

Ruffo, 66, is on the list of the “15 Most Wanted" fugitives, the Marshals Service said.

Ruffo, a New York University graduate and computer expert, and a co-conspirator, Edward Reiners, were convicted in a bank fraud scheme that involved a fake Philip Morris research project on smokeless cigarettes.

The two men amassed more than $350 million lent to them by seven foreign and domestic banks before the scheme began to fall apart in 1996.

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