FBI Chicago: Public’s Help Sought in Search for Alleged Chicago Gang Fugitive

Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF- Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is asking for the public’s help in trying to locate SAMUEL NUNEZ, age 23, whose last known address was 2719 West 39th Place in Chicago.

NUNEZ is the subject of a nationwide manhunt coordinated by the Chicago FBI’s Joint Task Force on Gangs (JTFG) since July of this year, when he was charged in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago with violation of federal drug and firearms laws.

NUNEZ and 24 others were charged with drug or weapons violations in a combined federal and state investigation which culminated in the arrest of 22 area defendants on July 21, 2010. NUNEZ was one of three defendants in this case who escaped capture and is still at-large.

NUNEZ, also known as “Sammy”, is described as a Hispanic male, 23 years of age, 5’8” tall, weighing approximately 180 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. NUNEZ has the name “Sabina” tattooed on his chest. Due to his extensive criminal record, he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone recognizing NUNEZ or having any information as to his current whereabouts is asked to call the Chicago FBI at 312-421-6700.

The Chicago FBI’s Joint Task Force on Gangs is comprised of FBI special agents and officers from the Chicago Police Department.

The public is reminded that a complaint is not evidence of guilt and that all defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Copies of the federal criminal complaints filed in this case are available from the Chicago FBI’s Press Office at (312) 829-1199. Copies of the state complaints are available from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Communications Office at (312) 603-3423.

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