International Fugitive Captured

On August 19th, 2009, PAWEL GUZAL dob 05/09/1970 a.k.a. JAROMIR HAVRANEK dob 04/26/1973, was captured in the Baltic Sea resort town of Wladyslawowo, Poland.

In or around 2000, GUZAL arrived in the U.S. on a stolen Czech passport. As a result of FBI New York’s investigation, GUZAL was indicted in February 2006 on federal RICO charges, and on March 1, 2006, a federal arrest warrant was issued by the Eastern District of New York. While GUZAL eluded authorities, he continued to defraud victims located in the United States.

GUZAL’s recent capture was a result of co-operative efforts between the New York FBI/NYPD Eurasian Organized Crime Task Force, the FBI’s Legal Attaché Office in Warsaw, the Polish National Police, the International Police Cooperation Bureau, and several Regional Police entities in Poland.

GUZAL is facing charges in the United States, Poland, France, and Germany.

Persons believing they may have been a victim of fraudulent activity involving GUZAL are requested to contact FBI New York at (212) 384-5000.