Sunday, January 5, 2012 – 11:30 p.m.

A federal fugitive tied to the corruption case involving former Upland Mayor John “J.P.” Pomierski was taken into custody Sunday afternoon.

Anthony Orlando Sanchez was arrested by the United States Marshals Service at Los Angeles International Airport upon his re-entry into the U.S.

Sanchez, 36, fled the country after agreeing to a plea agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice over his involvement in an alleged bribery scheme involving Pomierski.

The deal would have left Sanchez a convicted felon and required the revocation of his California real estate brokers license.

Sanchez is being held without bail at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Central Detention Center in San Bernardino.