SALT LAKE CITY — Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Salt Lake City Field Office removed Alexandru Claudiu Pascu, 24, a citizen of Romania, from the United States.
Pascu was wanted by law enforcement authorities in his home country to serve a prison sentence after being convicted by a Romanian court of battery stemming from a nightclub altercation that left one person hospitalized for 18 days. Pascu is also known as Marco Kalu and is the son of reputed Romania crime boss Marcel Kalu.
Pascu was arrested near Roma, Texas, and was released into the United States pending determination of his immigration status.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department arrested Pascu for domestic battery and discharging a gun or other weapon where persons might be endangered on May 16. He was convicted of domestic battery by the Las Vegas Justice Court on June 2.
ERO Salt Lake City encountered Pascu at the Clark County Detention Center Las Vegas on Aug. 26, lodging an immigration detainer the same day. An immigration judge granted Pascu a voluntary departure from the U.S. to Romania Sept. 21.
Pascu was removed from the United States on Nov. 9, with custody transferred to authorities in Romania upon arrival.
“Foreign fugitives will not find safe haven within the U.S.,” said ERO Salt Lake City Field Office Director Michael Bernacke. “ICE will continue its essential function in providing public safety by ensuring that those who are wanted by foreign law enforcement authorities face justice.”
Members of the public who have information about foreign fugitives are urged to contact ICE by calling the ICE Tip Line at 866-DHS-2-ICE. They can also file a tip online by completing ICE’s online tip form.
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