Tommy Thompson Sunken Treasure Hunter Wanted by US Marshal’s
Published by Junior Staff Writer on June 20, 2014
The U.S. Marshal’s Office is currently seeking Tommy Thompson on a warrant charging him with contempt of court. Marshal’s report that Tommy Thompson and his 45-year-old assistant Alison Antekeier were last known to be in Florida.
In the late 1980s, Thompson discovered millions of dollars in gold bars and coins from a ship that sank off the North Carolina coast in 1857. The central Ohio crew that helped him locate the SS Central America sued to get a share of the bounty but Thompson hasn’t showed up to a hearing and hasn’t been seen since 2006.
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