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Press Release

MS-13 Case Fugitive Apprehended

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – U.S. Attorney Benjamin C. Glassman announced that prior fugitive Jose Manuel Romero-Parada, 22, formerly of Indianapolis, Ind. and also known as Russo, was apprehended by the FBI at approximately 11:30am today in New Jersey.


Romero-Parada was one of 15 individuals recently indicted in the Southern District of Ohio for allegedly conspiring to extort and launder money in support of the transnational gang MS-13.


One of the 15 defendants charged, Nelson Alexander Flores, 46, also known as Mula, remains a fugitive.


Glassman commended the efforts of federal law enforcement and encouraged the continued support of the community in sharing information relevant to this case.


Individuals are asked to call the anonymous FBI hotline at 614-849-1765.


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Updated August 18, 2017