One of America’s Most Wanted fugitives has been spotted in SeaTac after escaping from USP Lee's camp 8 years ago. The U.S. Marshals are asking for the public’s help to locate Edward Porta.
In 2007, The 61-year-old pleaded guilty to defrauding the US government out of more than $400,000 for his role in a cotton import\export scheme that also ripped off banks and businesses in the U.S. and Mexico for more than $2.5 million dollars. He and was sentenced to 38 months in prison. Because he was not convicted of a violent crime, he was placed in a low security area at the US Penitentiary Lee County Satellite Camp in Virginia. Porta walked away on February 25, 2008. His case was featured on America’s Most Wanted in 2009.