US suspect nabbed in Ghana

2009-10-06 19:07

Atlantic City - A former Atlantic City casino dealer who's been on the run for 10 years after being charged with armed robberies of five casinos and a bank has been arrested in Ghana.

The Press of Atlantic City reports the FBI says it got help from Scotland Yard to track down 32-year-old Edmund Osei in April in Accra North, Ghana. He was arrested last week by Ghanaian police after what officials call a diplomatic process.

Osei, who once worked as a poker dealer at the Trump Taj Mahal, is accused of taking $60 000 from casinos and a bank during a robbery spree in the summer of 1999.

He disappeared after failing to show up for an arraignment in January 2000.

It's unclear when he'll be returned to the US.