Deep-sea treasure hunter still must answer for missing gold

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Posted: Sep 25, 2015 1:05 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A deep-sea treasure hunter who pleaded guilty to contempt of court after spending years as a fugitive will have to testify before his sentencing about gold he discovered in a historic shipwreck.

Tommy Thompson went missing three years ago amid demands that he appear in court. He and his longtime companion, Alison Antekeier (an-tuh-KEER'), were apprehended in January at a hotel where he was living near Boca Raton, Florida.

Federal judge Algenon Marbley has rescheduled sentencing for Oct. 29 for the 63-year-old Thompson.

During the week before the hearing, Thompson will have to answer questions in a closed court session about the location of the gold and other assets sought by his investors.

Thompson faces two years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.