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CBP Officers in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Arrest Fugitive Wanted for Tax Fraud

Release Date: 
January 20, 2012

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations announced the arrest of a United States citizen residing in Canada who was wanted on outstanding charges related to tax fraud.

On January 19, CBP officers working at the Niagara Falls, NY port of entry encountered 66-year-old Ioannis Tzovelas, a United States citizen from Toronto, Canada and determined that he was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service in Arlington, Virginia. Mr. Tzovelas indicated that he was destined to the local Niagara Falls, NY area for tourism.

During secondary inspection, CBP officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Mr. Tzovelas was subsequently arrested by CBP and turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending extradition.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021