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Missing Hedge Fund Chief Sam Israel's Girlfriend Arrested

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An arrest was made Thursday in the search for former CEO of hedge fund Bayou Management, Samuel Israel III. Israel's girlfriend, Debra Ryan, was nabbed by investigators in connection with the case, according to WNBC:

Investigators arrested Debra Ryan on Thursday for allegedly aiding the escape of Samuel Israel. Federal investigators said she is being arraigned in the White Plains federal court Thursday evening.

The Wall Street Journal has posted a PDF of the official complaint of U.S. v. Debra Ryan, which says that Ryan admitted to helping Israel load up an RV and scooter:

4. During an interview with RYAN today, RYAN, the defendant, admitted that, on or about June 7, 2008, she met ISRAEL at an auto repair shop in the vicinity of Bedford, New York to help him attach a motor scooter to a hydraulic lift on the back of a recreational vehicle (the "RV") and that on or about June 8, 2008, RYAN helped ISRAEL pack the RV with ISRAEL's belongings. RYAN also disclosed that early in the morning on June 9, 2008, ISRAEL woke her up and told her that he needed her help. Shortly thereafter, according to RYAN, she, in her own car, accompanied ISRAEL, who was driving the RV, to a rest area off of Interstate 684, near the intersection of Interstate 684 and Interstate 84. RYAN further stated that after ISRAEL parked the RV in the parking lot of the rest area, RYAN drove ISRAEL off of Interstate 684, near the intersection of Interstate 684 and Interstate 84. RYAN further stated that after ISRAEL parked the RV in the parking lot of the rest area, RYAN drove ISRAEL back to their home. ISRAEL failed to surrender later that day.