Treasure hunter sought by U.S. Marshals

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A slick-talking nautical treasure hunter was as adept at attracting investors for his projects as he was for locating sunken treasure off the Carolina coast.

He promised huge returns to investors who backed his search for the SS Central America, which was dubbed the “Ship of Gold” because the 280-foot ship sank during a hurricane off the North Carolina coast in 1857, taking 425 lives and up to 21 tons of gold to the ocean floor some 8,000 feet deep.

But like a pirate captain who refuses to share the booty, he stiffed his crew and investors, according to a lawsuit — and now no one knows where to find him.

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