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Nevada DMV nabs criminal with facial recognition technology


LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man who fled federal custody more than 25 years ago couldn't escape new-age crime fighting, thanks to facial recognition technology.

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles said it nabbed 64-year-old Robert Frederick Nelson in June as he tried to renew his state identification card. Nelson has since been turned over to the federal Bureau of Prisons. He's expected to serve his remaining sentence and additional time for fleeing federal custody in 1992.

Federal authorities aren't clear on how Nelson fell through the cracks for so long, said Chris Clifford, a spokesman for...

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