Cashing in on El Chapo

By Serena Elavia Markets FOXBusiness

Federal authorities are ready to shell out the big bucks for big time criminals. While there are differing opinions on whether or not high cash rewards lead to more tips, the government continues to offer large paydays. 

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Here are five of the most expensive criminals. 

  • 1. El Chapo

    El Chapo


    Mexican authorities have offered $3.8 million for the capture of the world's most famous drug lord. 

  • 2. David Sweat and Richard Matt

    David Sweat and Richard Matt


    The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, offered $100,000 for finding both of the escaped New York convicts, or $50,000 for finding one. 

  • 3. Osama Bin-Laden

    Osama Bin-Laden


    The U.S. government offered $25 million for the capture of Osama Bin-Laden. The reward was never paid because the information that led to Bin-Laden's capture was provided by electronic intelligence and not humans. 

  • 4. Whitey Bulger

    Whitey Bulger


    One of Boston's most well known criminals, Whitey Bulger was worth big bucks to authorities. $2.1 million was paid out to tipsters who provided information leading to Bulger's arrest. One of the tipsters was a former Miss Iceland turned yoga instructor who received $2 million. 

  • 5. Victor Manuel Gerena

    Victor Manuel Gerena


    After allegedly robbing a Connecticut security company of $7 million in 1983, Victor Manuel Gerena is on the FBI's Most Wanted List. The FBI will offer up to $1 million for information leading to his capture and arrest. 

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