Orlando, FL – A Rochester, NY, mobster who escaped federal custody by walking away from a halfway house near Orlando was apprehended without incident by the U.S. Marshals Service from the Southern District of Florida and the Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force at approximately 11 a.m. today in Hialeah.
After Dominic Taddeo, 64, failed to return from a previously authorized medical appointment March 28 he was placed on escape status by the Bureau of Prisons.
Taddeo was transferred in February from a medium-security prison in Sumter County, Florida, to the halfway house and was scheduled to be there until his release in February 2023.
From 1990 to 1992 Taddeo was convicted of federal racketeering charges and pleaded guilty to multiple other cases involving weapons offenses, drugs, and enterprise corruption among other offenses which included the killing of three men on behalf of the La Cosa Nostra, a Rochester-area crime family.
Taddeo's arrest is the result of a combined effort by the U.S. Marshals Service Middle District of Florida, the Southern District of Florida, and the Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force, checking multiple locations of interest for Taddeo within Florida before pursuing other leads throughout the rest of the country.
"The tenacious work of the involved deputy marshals and the cooperation between our offices resulted in the quick capture of Mr. Taddeo," said U.S. Marshal Bill Berger of the Middle District of Florida.
The U.S. Marshals Service is the federal government's primary agency for fugitive investigations. With the broadest arrest authority among federal law enforcement agencies, the U.S. Marshals provide assistance to state and local agencies in locating and apprehending their most violent fugitives.