Peter Medel Aro is wanted for his alleged involvement in mail fraud and money laundering schemes that obtained millions of dollars from investors all across the United States, many of them elderly.
Aro allegedly owned and operated two telemarketing companies, Coastal Gaming and WRI Holdings, which operated out of Los Angeles, California. Coastal Gaming customers were led to believe they were investing in a river boat casino, and the company received approximately five million dollars in investments. WRI Holdings sold a fraudulent investment in the music industry. This scam brought in approximately one million dollars.
Aro was charged in two separate indictments in the Central District of California on November 24, 1998, and February of 1999, for mail fraud and money laundering violations related to the aforementioned telemarketing companies. He is believed to have left Los Angeles, California, in 1998, to move to Miami, Florida. His current whereabouts are unknown.
Peter Medel Aro may possibly be traveling between San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico, and may be using an alias.