A Treasure Hunter Sits in Jail as Investors Seek Whereabouts of Gold Coins – Wall Street Journal

Tommy Thompson, a brilliant research scientist and treasure hunter, is spending the holidays in an Ohio jail cell for a second year as he continues to rack up fines of $1,000 a day.

All he has to do to stop the fines and begin working his way to freedom: Give up details that will help his former investors locate a cache of missing gold coins that were minted from Gold Rush-era ingots he found in a famous wreck at the bottom of the…

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