For Immediate Release
|February 02, 2011||
District of Connecticut
Andrew Tingley SDUSM/PAO (860) 240-3245;
HQ/USMS Chief of International Investigations Branch
Billy Sorukas (202) 353-4070
|Connecticut Fugitive Adam Zachs Apprehended After 22 Years on the Run|
Hartford, CT – After 22 years on the run, Adam Zachs was apprehended by Mexican authorities Tuesday in Leon Guanajuato, Mexico. The arrest is the culmination of an exhaustive investigation by the U.S. Marshals Service, West Hartford Police Department and the FBI.
“The U.S. Marshals has a long, successful history of bringing fugitives to justice. The arrest of Adam Zachs is a testament to our continued dedication to our fugitive mission,” said U.S. Marshal Joseph P. Faughnan. “In 1896, Judge Isaac Parker said it best, ‘permit no innocent man to be punished, but let no guilty man escape.’”
In 1988, Zachs, a West Hartford resident, was
convicted by a Connecticut jury for the murder of Peter Carone after a
dispute at the Prospect Café. Zachs was sentenced to 60 years imprisonment
and allowed to remain out of custody by posting a $250,000 bond, while his
conviction was being appealed.
In July of 2006, the FBI relinquished investigative authority to the U.S. Marshals Service, which has been assisting the West Hartford Police Department since.
The investigation also revealed Zachs was married in Mexico and has two kids.
Based on the recent investigation, a Provisional Arrest Warrant was issued in Mexico last Fall, which seeks the extradition of Zachs. A Mexican court will decide if and when Zachs will be returned to Connecticut to begin his 60-year period of incarceration.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov