George Wright was arrested in September 2011 in Sintra, Portugal where he had been living in exile as a former Black Liberation Army combatant.
He was released from Portuguese custody after repeated attempts to extradict him back to the United States failed.
In the words of Sketchy Thoughts:
Mainstream news reports state that Wright escaped from prison where he was serving a sentence for murder in 1970. He then apparently joined the BLA, and was one of a group which hijacked a Delta Airlines flight from Detroit to Miami, forcing it to land in Boston, where they exchanged their hostages for 1 million dollars before flying on to Algeria. While the Algerian government did seize the million, Wright and the others were not handed over to the united states. According to these same mainstream news reports, Wright has spent the past forty years living in Africa and then Portugal.