Thompson's Attorneys Seek His Release

Dec 6, 2018

Attorneys for jailed Columbus treasure hunter Tommy Thompson are asking a judge to release their client after a jury ruled last week Thompson should pay back investors more than 19 million dollars.  

Thompson has been in prison for nearly four years on a contempt of court charge for failing to disclose the location of 500 gold coins recovered from the wreck of the S.S. Central America. His attorneys argue since the coins are part of the jury's ruling, the contempt charge no longer applies.