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For Immediate Release

Contact:
December 01, 2010 USMS Headquarters Public Affairs, (202) 307-9065;
USM Kevin A. Carr (414) 297-3707

United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Wisconsin announces the extradition of Kulwant Hans from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

MILWAUKEE – Kevin A. Carr, United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced the extradition of Kulwant Hans from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Hans had been charged in Milwaukee County with Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety While Armed in May of 2008.  It is alleged that Hans followed a young woman from his corner store at 2235 W. Center Street in Milwaukee, believing that she had stolen merchandise. As Hans confronted the woman, he allegedly shot her in the leg. On May 5, 2008 Hans posted a $10,000 bail and subsequently failed to appear at the October 2008 trial.

 

On October 15, 2008 the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force initiated an investigation, which included leads in both India and Canada.  On November 10, 2008 Hans was featured on the Fox 6 program ‘Wisconsin’s Most Wanted’. Callers provided information that narrowed the search to British Columbia. Hans made the search easier by allegedly committing an armed robbery in Vancouver in December of 2009. The Canadian authorities took Hans into custody, and notified the United States Marshals. The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office worked with the Office of International Affairs and the Crown Prosecutor’s Office in Canada to extradite Hans back to Wisconsin. Hans fought extradition, but eventually lost his battle, leading to today’s extradition.

 

Marshal Carr praised the work of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in following through on the extradition process, which resulted in Hans’ return to Milwaukee County to face charges.

 

Hans, currently at the Milwaukee County Jail, now awaits trial for both the endangerment charge and for Bail Jumping.  

 

                                                                           
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