Former civil rights leader arrested at Dulles Airport
© Virginia News GroupA former D.C. politician and civil rights leader is in custody in Loudoun County after he was arrested on an outstanding warrant at Dulles International Airport Monday morning.
Edward Fauntroy, 83, of Washington, had been missing since 2012. There were outstanding warrants against him for failure to appear in court and fraud in Maryland. He arrived at Dulles from the United Arab Emirates.
Fauntroy is a former District delegate to Congress and civil rights leader, according to the Washington Post. He left Washington in 2012 for the Persian Gulf, leaving his aging wife in debt and eluding a criminal charge in Maryland, the Post reported.
“As the nation’s border security agency, Customs and Border Protection sometimes encounter travelers with outstanding arrest warrants and returns them to face their charges,” said Wayne Biondi, CBP Port Director for the Area Port of Washington Dulles, in a prepared statement. “These warrant arrests are examples of CBP’s collaboration with our law enforcement partners to protect victims’ rights, return fugitives to justice, and to help keep our communities safe.”
Read more about Fauntroy at the Washington Post.