FBI Gang Fugitive from Newburgh Captured, 77 out of 78 Now in Custody
|FBI New York July 09, 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. All but one have been captured. The FBI and the HVSSTF are searching for the remaining fugitive, Moleek Sampson, and seek the public’s assistance.
Today, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kamar Everett. Everett, a fugitive since May 13, 2010, was placed into custody without incident.
Carl E. DuBois, Sheriff of Orange County New York added, “Early this morning, one of our deputies searching for fugitives as part of a warrant squad comprised of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), NY State Police, Newburgh Police, U.S. Marshals Service, and NY State Department of Parole were out working. The officers, familiar with Kamar Everett from his FBI wanted poster located him at an apartment complex on Mullins Street in Newburgh. The team arrested Everett without incident at about 6:30 a.m. The OCSO has been a part of the HVSSTF since its inception and we have worked this case with the FBI and numerous other partners. We’re proud to do our part to help clean up the streets of Newburgh.”
“Thirteen out of 14 are now caught, we’re almost there. All of those who became fugitives following the operation on May 13 had their picture featured in newspapers, on the web, on TV, and even on the Clear Channel electronic billboard in Times Square. This aided in the public playing a valuable role in tracking them down. We ask for the public’s assistance once again in locating Sampson, who is likely still in the local area. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is requested to call the FBI or local police. We thank the OCSO for their assistance with this arrest,” 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.