Lantigua, 63, was accused this week of conspiracy and bank fraud in a court filing that's usually used when a defendant has already agreed to plead guilty.
Lantigua is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday to answer the charges. His wife,
Court papers said he told Simpson he had to disappear because a drug cartel was looking to kill him over his history as the leader of an unspecified government special operations tem. Lantigua was never part of any team like that, the papers said.
Simpson collected paperwork from the American embassy in
The insurance companies claimed fraud, and a chain of lawsuits unfolded until federal agents found Lantigua behind the wheel of a
He pleaded guilty to passport fraud and identity theft in an
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