FBI Offers $30,000 for Information on Wanted Fugitive

 by Tom MarinoJanuary 12, 2021

The FBI, Boston Police Department, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, and U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts launched an international campaign seeking information on locating armed and dangerous fugitive Hung Tien Pham.

The FBI is offering a $30,000 to anyone who can provide information leading to Pham’s capture and conviction

Authorities allege Pham shot six men on January 12, 1991, inside a building on Tyler St. in Boston that hosted illegal gambling. One man survived and identified Pham as one of the three shooters.

The other two shooters, Nam The Tham and Siny Van Tran, were arrested in China in 2001. Tham and Tran are serving five consecutive life sentences after being convicted Suffolk County Superior Court in 2005.

Boston Police seek Pham for another murder committed on January 8, 1991.

Investigators believe that Pham was a major associate of the Ping On crime syndicate in the 1980s and 1990s. The syndicate operated in Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and Toronto, South Korea and North Vietnam.

Pham boarded a flight from New York to Hong Kong on February 1, 1991.

At the time of the murders, Pham was a legal, permanent resident of the United States. He was born in Mong Cai, Quang Ningh Province, North Vietnam and is a Vietnamese national of Chinese descent. He speaks fluently in Vietnamese, Chinese, and English.

At the time of the murders, Pham had black hair, brown eyes, weighed approximately 115 to 135 pounds. He was approximately 5’2” to 5’4” tall. He lived on Clayton St. in Dorchester.

Pham is now 60 years old. His aliases include Hung Suk, Hung Pham, Pham Hung, Hung-Tien Pham, Chung Hung Fan, Hung Tien Fan, Ah Hung, Fan Chung-Hung, Tien Pham Hung, and Hung T. Pham.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should take no action themselves but should immediately call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), their local law enforcement agency, or their nearest American embassy or consulate.  Tips can also be electronically submitted at tips.fbi.gov.

January 12, 2021 FBI

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