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Deep-sea secrets and the 'Ship of Gold': Why a treasure hunter sits behind bars as bounty tours nation

A treasure hunter, a historic ship laden with tons of gold and a bunch of angry investors. The saga of the S.S. Central America and the man who found it deepens by the day.

A treasure trove of artifacts recovered from a 165-year-old shipwreck at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean is about to go on a nationwide tour while the man responsible for the discovery sits behind bars for a sixth year.

Tommy Thompson, a deep-sea explorer who found the SS Central America shipwreck in 1988, could get out of the federal prison in Michigan if he would reveal the whereabouts of 500 gold coins.