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Treasure hunter who refused to disclose location of shipwreck’s 500 coins marks 6th year in jail

Tommy Thompson, 69, still won't cooperate with authorities

A former deep-sea treasure hunter is preparing to mark his sixth year in jail for refusing to disclose the whereabouts of 500 missing coins made from gold found in an historic shipwreck. 

Research scientist Tommy Thompson has been held in contempt of court since Dec. 15, 2015, for that refusal. He is also incurring a daily fine of $1,000. 

Thompson's case dates to his discovery of the S.S. Central America, known as the Ship of Gold, in 1988. The gold rush-era ship sank in a hurricane off South Carolina in 1857 with thousands of pounds of gold aboard, contributing to an economic panic. 

https://www.foxnews.com/us/deep-sea-treasure-hunter-6th-year-jail

 

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On 12/9/2021 at 2:03 PM, Dakota Slim said:

Treasure hunter who refused to disclose location of shipwreck’s 500 coins marks 6th year in jail

Tommy Thompson, 69, still won't cooperate with authorities

A former deep-sea treasure hunter is preparing to mark his sixth year in jail for refusing to disclose the whereabouts of 500 missing coins made from gold found in an historic shipwreck. 

Research scientist Tommy Thompson has been held in contempt of court since Dec. 15, 2015, for that refusal. He is also incurring a daily fine of $1,000. 

Thompson's case dates to his discovery of the S.S. Central America, known as the Ship of Gold, in 1988. The gold rush-era ship sank in a hurricane off South Carolina in 1857 with thousands of pounds of gold aboard, contributing to an economic panic. 

https://www.foxnews.com/us/deep-sea-treasure-hunter-6th-year-jail

 

No surprise, look what they did to the Treasure Salvors when Mel Fishers crew found the Atocha and the Santa Margarita. 

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14 hours ago, middleforkminer2 said:

Reading more of the story….he had investors and they sued him….the specifics of the case might be interesting….maybe I should have sued one of my old dredging partners for heading south with over 12 oz.

It probably would have cost you more than the value of the gold you were suing for. 

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