SAN FRANCISCO—U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers at San Francisco International Airport positively identified Richard Liu as the subject of a $1 million bond arrest warrant. The 54-year old U.S. citizen was taken into custody on Monday morning immediately upon his arrival from China.
Liu was wanted on charges of involuntary manslaughter out of Santa Clara County. Liu and his construction company, U.S. Sino, were recently indicted in a case involving the 2012 cave-in death of an employee.
“CBP’s authority over international inbound and outbound air, land, and sea traffic places our officers in a position to intercept wanted criminals as they cross the border,” said Brian J. Humphrey, CBP Director of Field Operations in San Francisco. “Working closely with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners allows us to cast a wider net, thus providing greater opportunity to bring fugitives to justice and protect the citizens in our communities.”
Liu was turned over to Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office investigators for further processing.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.