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News Release

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Media Relations

FBI 10 Most Wanted Suspect Arrested in FBI Joint Operation NA12253cj

What:
News Conference

When:
November 26, 2012
9 a.m.

Where:
FBI Headquarters
11000 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, Calif. 90024

Who:
FBI Assistant Director in Charge, Los Angeles, Bill Lewis
LAPD Assistant Chief Michel Moore
LASD, Captain Dave Smith

Why:
One of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, Jose “Joe” Luis Saenz, was arrested late Thursday following a joint operation with the Mexican government, announced Bill Lewis, the Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office. Assistant Director Lewis expressed thanks to the Secretaria de Seguridad Publica (Secretariat of Public Security/Mexican Federal Police); the Instituto Nacional de Migracion (Mexican National Institute of Immigration) and the Procuraduria General de la Republica (Mexican Attorney General), as well as the FBI’s Legal Attaché in Mexico City and its Guadalajara Sub-Office.

Saenz was wanted for multiple murders charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney and, federally, for Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution.

Saenz was returned from Mexico to Los Angeles this weekend under FBI escort.

Assistant Director Lewis will provide additional details at a joint press conference this coming Monday be joined by officials with the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.