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New York CBP Officers Arrest United States Citizen Wanted by FBI

Champlain, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the arrest of a United States citizen wanted in Florida and Louisiana.

On October 3, CBP officers received notification from Canada Border Services Agency that Alexander Legault, a 59-year-old United States citizen from Evergreen Park, Ill., was being deported to the United States after a failed refugee claim in Canada. Record checks by Canadian authorities revealed the possibility of an active warrant in the United States.

Upon notification, CBP officers performed additional record checks and verified that Legault was in fact, the subject of two active felony warrants, the first issued on March 14, 1986 by the FBI’s New Orleans office and the second issued on January 7, 2000 by the Volusia County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office. The warrants charge Legault with Racketeering, Conspiracy, Organized Fraud, Mail Fraud, Unregulated Security, and Sale/Security by an Unregulated Dealer. The FBI’s is a no-bond warrant and the bond in Louisiana is set at $10,000,000.

CBP officers verified the validity of the warrants and confirmed extradition. Legault was then arrested and turned over to the custody of the New York State Police and transported to the Clinton County Jail pending extradition to Florida and Louisiana.

“This arrest demonstrates the continued cooperation among various U.S. and Canadian law enforcement agencies, as well as CBP officers due diligence in apprehending wanted criminals,” said acting Champlain Port Director Steven Bronson.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

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