SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A former San Francisco financier accused of molesting boys overseas has died in Mexico, where he had been fighting extradition to the United States.
Stuart Hanlon, an attorney for 77-year-old Thomas Frank White, said Friday the one-time philanthropist died Tuesday of pneumonia at a Mexican hospital.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that White had been imprisoned for eight years in Puerto Vallarta while he fought extradition on charges he had molested boys in Mexico and Thailand.
White had argued that he had been set up by con artists who paid boys to accuse the financier of assaulting them.
White moved to San Francisco and started his own financial firm in the late 1970s. He once donated $3.5 million to build an orphanage, school and hotel near Puerto Vallarta.
The Associated Press