Alleged Turkish murder-for-hire mastermind Serhat D. Gumrukcu has a documented history of fraud

Federal prosecutors say alleged Turkish murder-for-hire mastermind Serhat D. Gumrukcu has a documented history of fraud and fleeing criminal charges. Gumrukcu, 39, has been accused along with three other men in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Danville resident Greg Davis, 49, in 2018. Gumrukcu remains in federal custody in Los Angeles, Calif. while he awaits his detention hearing scheduled for today. Gumrukcu has told the court he is willing to post $6 million dollars in bail so he could be released pending trial on a federal racketeering and murder charges. But on Monday, United States Attorney Tracy L. Wilkison of California filed a 17-page motion asking the court to keep Gumruku behind bars. “He was arrested in 2017 and charged with multiple felonies involving two different fraud schemes,”  “One, involved evidence that in 2014 Gumrukcu defrauded a Turkish investor of almost $1 million in a real estate investment.  The government also alleges that Gumrukcu was arrested in Turkey in 2012 for fraud but then fled the country while that criminal case was pending. Wilkison also said that Gumrukcu has a history of violating his conditions of release. The government alleges that one of Gumrukcu’s violations while free on conditions was the murder of Greg Davis. According to court documents, Gumrukcu was arrested on May 24 at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, Calif.