US Marshals Service

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US Marshal Worker Caught Being Naughty on Court Roof

Nearby resident in Harrisburg, Penn., snaps photos

(Newser) - The US Marshals Service says one of its employees was photographed having sex on the roof of a federal courthouse in Harrisburg, Penn. A resident of a nearby apartment building who was concerned that there was a security breach snapped the pictures this week and sent them to ABC27 News...

Police Have Been Using Radar to Peek Into Homes

Legal and privacy concerns emerge as law enforcement uses detection technology

(Newser) - The gist of the Fourth Amendment, according to the Supreme Court , is "the right of a man to retreat into his own home and there be free from unreasonable governmental intrusion." Which is why legal and privacy concerns are cropping up regarding the recent revelation that at least...

US Marshals in Disguise Help Mexico Marines

Wall Street Journal: American personnel taking part in armed raids in Mexico

(Newser) - The Wall Street Journal has an interesting scoop about how American personnel are helping Mexico's military catch drug suspects—they're disguising themselves as Mexican marines and taking part in armed raids. It's generally members of the US Marshals Service doing so, but FBI and DEA agents sometimes...

Only Woman on US Marshals' Most-Wanted List Is Busted

Janet Killough Barreto was on lam for 5 years

(Newser) - Janet Killough Barreto, who apparently adopted multiple kids from Central America in the mid-2000s, was ultimately accused of abusing one of them to death and released on bond, reports the Columbian . But she was a no-show at her 2009 trial to face charges of manslaughter, child abuse and neglect, and...

Gunman Dead in NYC Firefight, 3 Officers Shot

They were reportedly trying to apprehend fugitive when he shot

(Newser) - A gunman is dead after a firefight inside a Greenwich Village smoke shop today, the New York Post reports. Two US Marshals and an NYPD detective, all of whom were working as part of a fugitive task force, were shot as they tried to apprehend a fugitive behind the counter...

US Marshals Just Kind of Lost 2K Radios

Encrypted gadgets' estimated value: $6M

(Newser) - The US Marshals aren't quite sure what happened to some 2,000 of their encrypted two-way radios—gear that's worth at least $6 million, according to one estimate. The agency says the "issue is in large part attributable to poor record-keeping as a result of an older...

After 24 Years, Most-Wanted Fugitive Caught in Cancun

Vincent Walters wanted for kidnapping, murder, and drug charges

(Newser) - One of the US Marshals' 15-most-wanted fugitives has been caught after 24 years on the lam—selling time-shares from a small booth at the Cancun airport, reports the LA Times . Vincent Legrend Walters had been living in Cancun under the name Oscar Rivera, working for a nearby resort's airport...

Ponzi Schemers Busted After 12 Years On the Run

Illinois 'mini-Madoffs' found in small Arizona town

(Newser) - An Illinois couple who ripped off friends, family, and elderly people in a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme has been arrested in Arizona, 12 years after they fled their home state before they could be sentenced on fraud and money laundering charges. Nelson Grant Hallahan, 65, and wife Janet Hallahan, 54,...

Feds Raid California Medical Pot University

...armed with sledge hammer, power saws

(Newser) - A small army of feds yesterday raided California's only "medical marijuana university" in Oakland. Two of a mob of protesters who descended on the school—many of them smoking dope—were busted by cops as federal agents swarmed Oaksterdam , a college dedicated to training people how to grow...

Unabomber's Hoodie Pricier Than Scrawled Manifesto

And in other weird auction news...

(Newser) - Get out your checkbooks, kids: There is a slew of famous and infamous items up for auction. The US Marshal's office's online auction of the Unabomber's personal effects ends tomorrow, and Aol's Weird News astutely observes that Ted Kaczynski's 35,000-word handwritten manifesto ($17,525)...

East Coast Rape Suspect to Cops: What Took So Long?

Investigation may have found 12-time serial rapist

(Newser) - When cops arrested Aaron Thomas and charged him with being the infamous East Coast Rapist, the 39-year-old unemployed truck driver apparently had one question: "What took you so long to get me?" A prosecutor says Thomas has admitted his “involvement in numerous, alleged rapes,” while in custody....

'East Coast Rapist' Suspect Attempts Suicide in Jail

Aaron Thomas suffers only slight injuries, returned to jail later

(Newser) - The man accused of being the East Coast Rapist tried to hang himself in his jail cell yesterday, but suffered only minor injuries, reports the Hartford Courant . Aaron Thomas, who was arrested Friday for a series of rapes dating back to 1997 , was taken to a local hospital, but returned...

New Jared Lee Loughner Mugshots Released
 New Loughner Mugshots Out 

New Loughner Mugshots Out

Lawyers had sought to block them

(Newser) - Jared Lee Loughner's second set of mugshot photos—shot by US marshals when he was taken into federal custody—have been released, despite his lawyers' best efforts. He's still smirking, though not as broadly as in the widely distributed mugshot taken by the Pima County Sheriff's Office, and sports an...

US Marshal, Suspect Killed in W. Virginia Shootout

Two other federal marshals were wounded

(Newser) - A US marshal is dead and two fellow marshals injured after a gunman opened fire inside his West Virginia house when they tried to serve a warrant. The gunman was killed in the ensuing shootout, reports the Charleston Gazette . Marshals were at the home of a 51-year-old man accused of...

Lawsuit Accuses Marshals of Dirty Madoff Loot Sale

Victims of white-collar criminals deprived of millions

(Newser) - The head of a US Marshals Service unit sold off millions in assets forfeited from white-collar criminals—including some seized from Bernie Madoff’s family—at a deep discount to his “business contacts,” swindling crime victims out of a pile of money, according to a whistle-blower lawsuit from...

Cops Catch 1 Escapee in Wyo.
 Cops Catch 1 Escapee in Wyo. 
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Cops Catch 1 Escapee in Wyo.

One still on lam with his fiancee/cousin

(Newser) - Federal agents today captured one of the two convicted killers who escaped from an Arizona prison, and were still searching for the other inmate and a suspected accomplice. Tracy Province was arrested with a handgun in northwest Wyoming, about 60 miles outside Yellowstone National Park, said a US Marshal. The...

Officer Dead After Shootout at Vegas Federal Building

Suspect killed, marshal seriously wounded

(Newser) - A gunman opened fire in the lobby of a federal building in downtown Las Vegas today, killing a court officer and wounding a second before he was shot to death. The victims included a 65-year-old court security officer, who was killed, and a 48-year-old deputy US marshal, who is in...

Madoff's $8.75M Beach House Not All That

Marshals Service puts property up for sale

(Newser) - Those who see Bernard Madoff as an evil purveyor of excess might be disappointed by his beach house: It's not that palatial. At 3,014 square feet, the home is cottage-size by super-rich standards. There's no garage. Not even a walk-in closet. But the 1.2-acre lot sits closer to...

Marshals Seize Ruth Madoff's Penthouse

She 'left voluntarily': lawyer

(Newser) - US Marshals seized Ruth Madoff’s $7 million Manhattan penthouse today after she made a deal to give it up last week, the New York Post reports. Madoff “left voluntarily and in an orderly manner to which all sides agreed,” said her lawyer. “We’re not here...

Madoff's Taste in Home Decor Full of Bull

(Newser) - While seizing Bernie Madoff's Palm Beach possessions yesterday, US Marshals got an eyeful of the fraudster's home furnishings, reports the Palm Beach Post. And they weren't impressed. "I've never seen so much bull in my life," said one deputy. "Pictures of bulls, bull statues, even bulls on...

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