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For Immediate Release

April 09, 2014 Linwood Battle, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of Columbia (202) 353-0600
USMS Office of Public Affairs, 202-307-9065
District of Columbia Sets the Clock to Jump Start “Operation Spring Forward”

Washington, DC – U.S. Marshal Edwin Sloane announces the completion of a district warrant sweep. The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), District of Columbia along with the assistance of the USMS Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force and USMS Investigative Operations Division, Criminal Investigations Branch conducted a four day warrant sweep entitled “Operation Spring Forward”. The sweep began on April 1, 2014 and commenced on April 4, 2014.

The purpose of this operation was to complete a timely review of all the pending warrants for federal probation violations and federal bail default issued in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and initiate investigative endeavors for each. A total of ninety seven endeavors were completed and thirty two arrests made.

Information during this operation revealed that eighteen wanted subjects are now residing outside of the United States. Additionally, valuable information was obtained that permitted the closure of older cases.

The operation was a success.

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