Sacto 9-1-1
May 10, 2012
El Dorado Hills fugitive arrested by FBI

Federal authorities have arrested fugitive Daniel Lee Chartraw, a one-time El Dorado Hills resident who is accused of perpetrating huge frauds.

Chartraw is being held without bail in Sacramento after appearing in federal court Wednesday.

The FBI has not yet issued a statement on Chartraw's arrest but documents filed to obtain an arrest warrant accuse him of fraudulently having obtained a $1 million investment for an Arizona mineral extraction company he did not represent.

The affidavit also said he obtained loans of $75,000 and $25,000 on false pretenses, forging phony shipping documents to suggest he sent lenders collateral for the loans.

The affidavit does not mention Sacramento-area victims of Chartraw, but he also is the target of a $5 million dollar judgment recorded in El Dorado County, according to attorney Kathleen Kerekes, who represented Chartraw's victims in that case.

Chartraw was arrested near San Diego, reportedly after being captured by Mexican authorities in Baja California, after the FBI got a warrant in February.

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