FBI New York Wanted Poster Leads to Surrender of Fugitive
|FBI New York December 21, 2010|
Chung-Hsueh Li surrendered to the FBI on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, at 26 Federal Plaza. He was one of more than 20 defendants charged by the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York on November 17, 2010, for their alleged involvement in a multi-state, illegal sex trafficking and prostitution network. The FBI had been searching for three fugitives since November 17, but the number of those who remain at large is now brought to two with Li's surrender. Hyun-H Lee and Hae-Kyung Lee are still being sought by the FBI.
"This is a huge success," said Supervisory Special Agent Timothy Flannelly of the Joint Asian Criminal Enterprise Task Force. "After Li's picture and wanted poster appeared in a local newspaper and on NewYork.FBI.gov, he decided to turn himself as a result of the incredible scrutiny he faced walking the streets of New York. We look forward to working with our media partners in the future to assist with the apprehension of fugitives."
"The public can play an important role in capturing fugitives by alerting law enforcement if they have information. We use the Internet, wanted posters, and even electronic billboards to publicize fugitives. The media often publishes the pictures as a public service. We encourage everyone to sign up for our e-mail alerts so they can receive the latest information from the FBI's New York Office on breaking news, arrests, and fugitives," said Special Agent Richard Kolko.
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