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For Immediate Release

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November 21, 2012 Edward Holst, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 346-7277
U.S. Marshals Arrest Video-Taunting State Parole Fugitive in Upstate New York

Scranton, PA – United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the United States Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Scott Binsack, a 43-year old man, in Bath, New York.

Binsack was being sought on an arrest warrant issued by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole on November 5, 2012.

Binsack was on state parole supervision based upon his sentencing in Monroe County in 2001. This stemmed from Binsack being convicted on multiple counts of theft and fraud-related charges.

In June 2011, Binsack was released on parole from the State Correctional Institution in Dallas.

Shortly after the issuance of the fugitive warrant on November 5, the USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania adopted the case.

On November 20, U.S. Marshals developed information that Binsack may be hiding in upstate New York. During the late evening hours, U.S. Marshals located and apprehended Binsack at the Budget Inn in Bath, New York. The fugitive was arrested without incident. Binsack was lodged in the Steuben County (NY) Jail, awaiting court proceedings concerning his extradition to Pennsylvania.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The successful ending of this intense search for Scott Binsack is an example of federal and state authorities working together. The United States Marshals Service is dedicated to locating and apprehending those persons who have no respect for the criminal justice system.”

U.S. Marshals were assisted by several agencies that comprise its Middle District of Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force. This included officers from the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole and the Lackawanna County Sheriff’s Office. Assistance was also provided by the New York State Police.

The concept of all USMS-led fugitive task forces is to seek out and arrest the nation’s most dangerous and violent offenders.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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