The FBI needs the public's help to find a fugitive husband and wife in Hawaii, according to Vida G. Bottom, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Honolulu office of the FBI.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to their capture.
The couple will be featured this week on the world premiere of the new CNBC program "American Greed: The Fugitives."
In April 2009, the Dimitrions pleaded guilty to operating a fraud scheme in which they used their companies to convince distressed homeowners to relinquish their homes with the promise of improving the victims' financial position.
They promised to invest the proceeds of the home sales, but instead the Dimitrions used the victims’ money to fund their own lavish lifestyles.
Multiple Oahu families lost their homes as a result of the Dimitrions' crimes.
The Dimitrions were scheduled to be sentenced in Honolulu U.S. District Court on Tuesday July 6, 2010, but they failed to appear at the sentencing. Warrants were immediately issued for their arrests, and an FBI fugitive manhunt is still underway.
The Dimitrions were last seen by witnesses on the evening of Friday July 2, 2010 at church services held at the Mililani Recreation Center. The FBI suspects that they have joined a domestic extremist group affiliated with the Sovereign Citizen’s Movement who arranged for the couple to be flown to the U.S. mainland on a private jet to escape justice. They were last known to have been hiding in Alabama in 2011. Their current whereabouts are unknown.
The Dimitrions' episode of "American Greed: The Fugitives" is titled, "Mr. & Mrs. Mortgage Fraud" and will air on CNBC at the following times (all times below are Hawaii Standard Time):
- Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. HST
- Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 4 p.m., 7 p.m. HST