Former UFC fighter and infamous robber, “Lightning” Lee Murray has been released from jail in Morocco.
Lee Murray, the MMA star accused of masterminding the biggest cash robbery in history, has been released from a Moroccan prison cell to freedom, his lawyers in Morocco and London said Wednesday.
The surprise move came after a hearing before the Moroccan Supreme Court in which a panel of judges upheld Murray’s claim that he is a citizen of the North African nation. British prosecutors were trying to extradite the fighter on charges that he masterminded the Feb. 22, 2006 robbery of a cash warehouse on the outskirts of London, making off with a record $92 million in cash.
Murray is free as a Moroccan citizen. He now has to stays out of trouble and never leave Morocco.
Murrays freedom was short lived, MMAFanhouse.
“Lee was indeed rearrested right away, because the British Authorities did put [in] a formal request to the Moroccan Authorities to have him tried in Morocco for the alleged robbery,”
For some back history on Lee Murrays heist check out the ESPN E:60 video below.
Watch part two of the Lee Murray story.