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Albany Sex Offender Sentenced for Escaping From Federal Custody

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Samuel Rodriguez, age 48, of Albany, was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for escaping from federal custody.

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and United States Marshal David L. McNulty made the announcement.

In November 2022, while Rodriguez was serving a prior federal term of imprisonment, the Bureau of Prisons directed him to reside in an Albany halfway house.  On November 11, 2022, Rodriguez had permission to leave the halfway house to update his sex offender registration with the police department, but Rodriguez never returned. A week later, he voluntarily surrendered himself to the New York State Police barracks in Auburn, New York. 

The U.S. Marshals Service investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ashlyn Miranda and Jonathan S. Reiner prosecuted the case.

Updated September 21, 2023