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Orange County jail escapee fled the law before, fleeing to Iran

Hossein Nayeri had run before. When confronted by the law, it seemed to be his reflex. Soon after detectives began investigating the October 2012 kidnapping and torture of a Newport Beach marijuana dispensary owner, Nayeri, who was one of the chief suspects, fled the country. He escaped to Iran,...

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