A fugitive living on a fake ID was arrested in Florida after 35 years


OCALA, Fla. “A man arrested in Florida who escaped a drug conspiracy in Nebraska 35 years ago was arrested in Florida, where he lived with a false identity,” authorities said.

According to court records, 72-year-old Howard D. Farley was arrested at his Florida home on Wednesday. You have to count on a passport in the Ocala Federal Court and you could face up to 10 years in prison.

According to a criminal complaint, in February Farley applied for a passport with the name, date of birth and social security number of the man who died in 1955 as an infant.

In 1985, Farley and 73 others were indicted by the Nebraska Federal Grand Jury. Prosecutors identified Farley as the “drug peak” of the Southern Line, a railway line where drugs were used by drug dealers in the entire U.S. registry. They show that Farley was the only defendant not arrested in the case.

Fingerprints confirmed Farley’s identity after his weekly arrest, officials said.

Farley’s attorney was not on the online court record.

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