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 USMS 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.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency