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For Immediate Release

Contact:
December 13, 2013 Chris Bozeman, Lone Star Fugitive Task Force
Deputy U.S. Marshal/Public Information Officer (PIO)
Western District of Texas – San Antonio (210) 657-8500
Financial Crime Spree Ends
Fugitive Captured & Potentially Facing Bank Fraud Charges

LSFTF LogoSan Antonio, TX – Gino Gambino-Andolini, 42, was arrested Wednesday by the United States Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) in San Antonio, TX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the United States Probation Office (USPO), where it is alleged that Gambino-Andolini violated the conditions of his supervised release.

On July 19, 2013, the LSFTF was contacted by the USPO for assistance in locating and apprehending Gambino-Andolini. On Wednesday, task force officers, through investigative efforts, determined that Gambino-Andolin was hiding out at a Red Roof Inn in the 6800 block of North West Loop 410. Task force officers conducted a brief surveillance and observed Gambino-Andolini exit a hotel room. Task force officers identified themselves, made contact with Gambino-Andolini, and took him into custody without incident. Task force officers also encountered and arrested 3 additional fugitives who had active arrest warrants on allegations involving possession of marijuana, indecency with a child, and out of state weapon offenses. Incident to arrest, task force officers seized over 7 grams of methamphetamines, over 2 grams of marijuana, and what appeared to be tools utilized for forgery from the hotel room. Gambino-Andolini has been under investigation as a potential suspect in a string of bank fraud crimes and may face additional charges.

In October of 2011, Gambino-Andolini was sentenced to 4 years in a federal prison after being convicted for 6 counts of bank fraud and aiding and abetting. He was also ordered to serve 5 years of supervised release after completing his prison sentence. In June of this year, Gambino-Andolini allegedly violated the conditions of his supervised release, because he failed to report for drug testing and absconded from supervision. An arrest warrant was issued soon after.

Gambino-Andolini is currently being held in federal custody.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, stated, “Task force officers did an outstanding job apprehending this elusive fugitive and with this arrest, put other dangerous fugitives behind bars and potentially ended a spree of financial crimes.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force:

  • New Braunfels Police Department
  • San Antonio Police Department
  • San Antonio Independent School District Police Department
  • Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
  • Comal County Sheriff’s Office
  • Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office
  • Bexar County District Attorney’s Office
  • Texas Office of The Attorney General
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Office of the Inspector General
  • U.S. Marshals Service

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

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