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January 22, 1990 | United Press International
A Colombian indicted in Massachusetts on drug trafficking charges was extradited Sunday for trial in the United States, the U.S. Marshals Service said. Joseph Amsili-Cohen, 38, was turned over by Colombian authorities to a team of the Marshals Service's Special Operations Group in Bogota, authorities said. Amsili-Cohen, a native of Morocco and a naturalized citizen of Colombia, was indicted in Boston in 1988 on charges of participating in a cocaine trafficking ring.
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NATIONAL
August 18, 2003
A man listed on the U.S. Marshals Service's 15 most wanted list was shot to death in a confrontation with authorities, the agency said. Edward Mathis was shot in a Redford hotel room after refusing orders from law enforcement officials to come out, the Marshals Service said. Mathis, 39, was wanted on a Drug Enforcement Administration warrant out of New York. Federal officials say he was the triggerman in a double homicide. Mathis was recently profiled on the TV show "America's Most Wanted."
NEWS
November 6, 1987 | Associated Press
Authorities on Thursday captured convicted bank robber Elton Royce Winchester, who had been on the run for more than seven years as one of the U.S. Marshals Service's "15 most wanted" fugitives. Winchester, 47, is described by the Marshals Service as "a career criminal" with convictions for bank robbery, burglary, grand larceny, escape and firearms violations. Winchester also is wanted in connection with a slaying in Salinas, Calif., and on drug charges in Florida.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2010 | Richard Marosi
Jason Harrington, wanted on a battery charge in Alameda County, was caught after a chase across rooftops in the Baja California fishing village of San Felipe. Alleged child molester Father Joseph Briceno of Phoenix was handcuffed amid a crowd of parishioners in Mexicali. Tony "The Big Homie" Rodriguez, a Mexican Mafia boss from Indio, hurled threats after being hauled off a street corner by Mexican police posing as junkyard dealers. All three fugitives had a similar escape plan: Flee to Baja California and leave their troubles at the border.
NEWS
September 11, 1987 | United Press International
President Reagan will nominate John McKay of Anchorage to be U.S. marshal for Alaska, the White House announced Thursday. McKay, who has been with the U.S. Marshals Service since 1976, would succeed William Opel.
NEWS
November 10, 1987 | Associated Press
Alphonse Persico, 57, the reputed former head of the Colombo organized crime family in New York, was arrested Monday by the U.S. Marshals Service in West Hartford, Conn. Persico had fled in 1980 after being convicted of extortion in connection with alleged loan sharking activity.
NATIONAL
March 14, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
The U.S. Marshals Service never forgets a face. James Robert Jones learned that the hard way this week when nearly four decades after allegedly escaping from federal prison in Kansas, marshals used facial-recognition technology to track him down in Florida. Authorities say Jones, 59, escaped from a maximum security prison in Ft. Leavenworth in 1977 while serving a 23-year sentence. Jones has been convicted three years earlier for premeditated murder and aggravated assault while he was a private in the U.S. Army.
REAL ESTATE
February 9, 1992
For an article in the Real Estate section ("Drug War Cross Fire," Jan. 12), author Ron Galperin seems to have done a fair amount of research. Unfortunately, he didn't do enough. As a result, there is a glaring error which I feel compelled to call to your attention. Near the end of the article, Mr. Galperin makes reference to a General Accounting Office (GAO) report that, according to Mr. Galperin, said the U.S. Marshals Service is mismanaging seized properties. Wrong! The report to which he refers is entitled "Asset Forfeiture: Need for Stronger Marshals Service Oversight to Commercial Real Property Seizures", and its obvious Mr. Galperin never read it. Nowhere in the report does GAO accuse the Marshals Service of mismanagement.
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