A Texas judge has revoked the probation of former fugitive George Warren Ingram III and remanded him to complete a two-year sentence.
Ingram, who founded American PureTex Water Corp. of Lincoln, Ill., was convicted in 2003 of fraudulently issuing a $10,000 check on an account with insufficient funds. He appealed, but the conviction was affirmed in March 2005, when a five-year probation period started.
Ingram, however, fled to Illinois and then Peru and Ecuador. A return to the U.S. was his undoing.
He was arrested Aug. 21 when he arrived on a flight from Ecuador.
``When the defendant was in Miami, our warrant caught up to him,'' said James Ishimoto, assistant district attorney for Bexar County in San Antonio.
Visiting Judge Fred Shannon revoked Ingram's probation Oct. 9 in San Antonio District Court.
``While Ingram already has about eight to nine months of credit in jail, he will be a guest at a state jail facility in Texas for the next 14 months or so,'' Ishimoto said.