A 2.5 million reward has been offered for any tips on the 2001 murder of fed. prosecutor, Thomas Wales.
The Department of Justice and National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys offer the reward for any tips regarding the case. The reward money was announced on the 20th anniversary of Wales’s death.
According to KNKX, Thomas Wales was an 18 year veteran of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and focused on white-collar crime. The federal prosecutor was also the head of a gun-control group called Washington CeaseFire.
Wales was killed in October 2001 when someone slipped into his backyard and shot him through his window.
The FBI have a theory regarding the federal prosecutor’s murder. The murder is believed to have been an assassination.
The Seattle Times reports that FBI believe his death to be work-related. The theory is that their prime suspect, an airline pilot that Wales indicted for fraud hired a hitman. The case against the airline pilot and his business partners quickly fell apart, but the pilot attempted to sue Wales for damages.
A task force continues to work towards solving the case even 20 years after Wales’s death.