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For Immediate Release

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April 24, 2019

Van Grady, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of Georgia (404) 909-2242;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Georgia Man Convicted of $2M Bank Fraud Caught After Two Years

Atlanta, GA – After more than two years on the run, a Georgia man who was convicted of a $2 million bank fraud conviction in 2016 will begin serving his nearly 10-year sentence after he was arrested on April 23rd at his girlfriend’s house in East Point.

On March 4, 2016, in the Northern District of Georgia, Rives pleaded guilty to a 23-count indictment for bank fraud. The total loss sustained in these crimes was in excess of $2 million, for which Rives was sentenced to serve 234 months in federal custody.

On Oct. 4, 2016, while on writ to a local jurisdiction for state charges, Rives was erroneously released. An arrest warrant was obtained Oct. 14. Atlanta-area deputy U.S. Marshals and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office conducted exhaustive searches for Rives that would lead federal and state law enforcement throughout the southeastern U.S. Deputies and task force officers from the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in San Antonio, Texas, would subsequently provide valuable information that would lead to Rives’ eventual arrest.

The capture of this fugitive was possible only with the combined efforts of the U.S. Marshals Service - Northern District of Georgia, the Fulton County Sheriff’s office, the USMS Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the USMS Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.

The U.S. Marshals Service, America’s first federal law enforcement agency, arrested more than 25,000 federal fugitives, 63,000 state and local fugitives and 11,000 sex offenders in 2016. Our investigative network and capabilities allow for the unique ability to track and apprehend any fugitive who attempts to evade police capture, anywhere in the country.

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

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