"Fast Eddie" Maher Will Be Deported
|Edward Maher as he appears today, at the age of 56.|
Maher's original crime was the theft of $1.5 million in an armored car robbery in Felixstowe, England; he was working as a security guard for the company transporting the money, and the truck, the money and Maher all disappeared at the same time. For almost two decades, it appeared he'd committed the perfect crime. His daughter-in-law eventually tipped off the Ozark police that John Maher was actually the fugitive Eddie Maher.
The whereabouts of the money have yet to be determined. Maher was supporting himself as a cable TV installer, and he's asked for a court-appointed attorney to handle his American charges (illegal purchase of firearms under a false name). There is no timetable yet for Maher's deportation, which he is not fighting.