Have You Seen This Man?

Have You Seen This Man?

Have You Seen This Man?

CATEGORY: True Crime
John Ruffo engineered one of the most outlandish frauds in American history -- a $350 million swindle. But even after his arrest, no one really knew Ruffo. When the unassuming Brooklyn computer salesman pleaded guilty in 1998 and received a 17-year prison sentence, his story was just beginning. He turned in his ankle monitor, made a final stop at an ATM, drove to JFK Airport and vanished. In Season 2, the ABC News investigative unit joins the U.S. Marshals cold-case fugitive manhunt for Ruffo as they span the globe and uncover surprising details about his cloak-and-dagger past. The final clue may come from listeners who will once again be asked, Have You Seen This Man?
  1. October 15, 2019
    2 min
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    S1 | Trailer: Join the Nationwide Manhunt for Lester Eubanks
    The U.S. Marshals recently added notorious murderer Lester Eubanks, who's been on the run for over 45 years, to their 15 Most Wanted list. While on bail awaiting trial for sexual assault in 1965, Eubanks shot a…
  2. October 23, 2019
    30 min
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    S1 | Ep. 1: Outside the Half-Hour Laundromat
    The murder of an Ohio middle school student in 1965 shocks a hard-working community. And the arrest of a 22-year-old military man with a checkered record appears to be the end of a painful chapter for her famil…
  3. October 23, 2019
    32 min
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    S1 | Ep. 2: A Trip to the Mall
    For years, Ohio's prisons operated as menacing dungeons, with inmates facing unchecked violence of the sort depicted in Hollywood movies. But Lester Eubanks arrives at the Ohio State Penitentiary in the midst o…
  4. October 30, 2019
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    S1 | Ep. 3: Blood is Thicker Than Water
    Lester Eubanks finds himself outside the prison walls. As he sets out to start his life on the run, he turns to a relative for shelter and support. And some people begin erecting barriers to avoid questions abo…
  5. November 06, 2019
    42 min
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    S1 | Ep. 4: Father Figure
    With a fishing license for identification and a ten-speed bike to get around, Lester Eubanks starts a new life with a new identity. And he becomes the mentor to a young teenager, who speaks publicly about that…
  6. November 13, 2019
    33 min
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    S1 | Ep. 5: He Ain't Gonna Give You S---
    Mary Ellen's family makes a public plea for help. The US Marshals meet a relative of Lester Eubanks' who appears ready to help. And we make an unexpected discovery. Could an oil painting hold important clues to…
  7. November 20, 2019
    44 min
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    S1 | Ep. 6: Gone Too Soon
    The U.S. Marshals explore the potential for genetics to lead them to Lester Eubanks as the manhunt continues to heat up. And the community of Mansfield rallies behind the surviving relatives of Mary Ellen Deene…
  8. November 19, 2020
    38 min
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    S1 | Bonus: Sweet Home Alabama?
    The search for convicted killer Lester Eubanks winds into the thick woods of Warrior, Alabama, as this podcast and enhanced media attention delivers a steady flow of fresh tips to the U.S. Marshals. The deputy…
  9. July 29, 2021
    2 min
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    S2 | Trailer: Join the Global Manhunt for John Ruffo
    John Ruffo was an unassuming computer salesman from Brooklyn who engineered one of the most outlandish frauds in American history. He received a 17-year sentence for his $350 million swindle -- but his story di…
  10. August 11, 2021
    41 min
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    S2 | Ep. 1: ‘Hold On, Marshal Kevin’
    John Ruffo, a small-time computer salesman from New York City with a surprising gift for deception, committed a staggering $353 million bank fraud. After Ruffo was handed a 17-year sentence, the U.S. Marshals h…
  11. August 18, 2021
    43 min
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    S2 | Ep. 2: Project Star
    The crime was audacious –- the biggest swindle of its time –- falsely trading on the name and clout of American’s tobacco giant, Phillip Morris. Getting access to millions, John Ruffo transformed himself into a…
  12. August 25, 2021
    47 min
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    S2 | Ep. 3: The Dream
    Linda Lausten spent 19 years married to a man she never really knew. His escape sent her reeling -- as if widowed by a husband who wasn’t dead. She starts to uncover clues about who John Ruffo really was. As th…
  13. September 01, 2021
    51 min
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    S2 | Ep. 4: The Long Con
    Investigators thought they knew John Ruffo when they exposed his crime. But in tape-recorded prison calls, Ruffo’s accomplice tells the FBI they don't know the half of it. One of Ruffo’s lawyers reveals the rea…
  14. September 08, 2021
    48 min
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    S2 | Ep. 5: In from the Cold
    In secret diaries he left behind, John Ruffo spins an exotic Cold War tale. But is it all part of another Ruffo con? Did one FBI veteran carry crucial information to the grave? We go in search of retired agents…
  15. September 15, 2021
    58 min
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    S2 | Ep. 6: The Barber
    A scrap of paper that Linda found in Ruffo’s coat pocket reveals an early clue pointing investigators to Italy. Does Ruffo’s Italian barber know more? U.S. Marshals head to Rome for answers in the midst of a gl…
  16. March 24, 2022
    2 min
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    An Update from 'Have You Seen This Man?'
    Following the second season success of ABC Audio’s podcast “Have You Seen This Man?,” ABC News Studios brings the international search of fraudster John Ruffo to streaming with a new Hulu Original. Emmy® Award-…

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