WASHINGTON – A team of Deputy U.S.
Marshals in Las Vegas, Nevada arrested a foreign fugitive Monday who was
wanted on an outstanding federal warrant based on charges from Quebec,
Marc Adam, age 60, is accused of abducting his two children and fleeing to
the United States. On Oct. 29, a Justice of the Peace in Quebec, Canada
issued an arrest warrant for Adam. Canadian authorities sought the help of
the U.S. Marshals Service to apprehend the fugitive. On Friday, a federal
arrest warrant was issued by the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.,
which seeks his extradition from the United States to Canada, based upon the
outstanding criminal charges in Quebec. The warrant was issued as a result
of a request from the Government of Canada to the Department of Justice
Office of International Affairs.
On Sunday, Deputy U.S. Marshals from Washington D.C., with assistance from
the U.S. Marshals Investigative Operations Division, obtained information
that Adam was in Las Vegas, Nevada. A request for assistance was forwarded
to the U.S. Marshals in Las Vegas, where Deputy U.S. Marshals arrested Adam
without incident, and the two children were safely recovered and turned over
to child protective services. The United States Marshals Service and the
Department of State are working with authorities in Canada to return the
children to their legal guardian.
“Our team acted quickly to ensure the safe resolution of this case. I am
proud that the U.S. Marshals could assist our international counterparts.”
said U.S. Marshal for the District of Columbia Edwin Sloane.
Adam made an initial appearance Monday in the District of Nevada, where he
now faces extradition to Canada.
Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals Service result in
the apprehension of approximately 36,000 federal fugitives.
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