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Wanted Fugitives Captured After Newburgh Gang Takedown, More Being Sought

FBI New York May 17, 2010

On May 13, 2010, the FBI’s Hudson Valley Safe Streets Task Force (HVSSTF) conducted a major operation in Newburgh, New York. Seventy-eight gang members were indicted in the Southern District of New York on various federal charges. Starting in the early morning hours, over 500 law enforcement personnel carried out a major arrest operation.

Fourteen fugitives were originally being sought by the FBI and the HVSSTF following the operation. Several have already been captured and the FBI and the HVSSTF are searching for the remaining fugitives and seek the public’s assistance.

The wanted poster at the following web address lists the names of the fugitives and those that have been captured: http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/alert/newyork.htm.

Supervisory Special Agent Jim Gagliano, leader of the HVSSTF said, “The operation was a success, but we won’t rate it a complete success until all these men have been arrested. Since Thursday night, many of these men have been apprehended. We encourage the others to do the right thing and turn themselves in.”

“The public can play a valuable role in tracking down the remaining fugitives. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is requested to call the FBI or local police,” said Special Agent Richard Kolko.

The Hudson Valley Safe Streets Task Force is comprised of agents and law enforcement officers from DOJ (SDNY); City of Newburgh PD; New York State Police; Orange County D.A.'S Office; Orange County Sheriff's Office; ATF; ICE; USMS; NYS Dept. Of Corrections; City of Middletown PD; Town of Newburgh PD; Town of New Windsor PD; Village of Monticello PD; City of Poughkeepsie PD; Dutchess County Sheriff's Office; Beacon Police Department; Sullivan County Sheriff's Office; and NYS Department of Parole.