A 42-year-old man was arrested Wednesday and faces bank fraud charges after U.S. Marshals say he allegedly violated the conditions of his supervised release.
In Oct. 2011, Gino Gambino-Andolini was sentenced to four years in a federal prison after being convicted for six counts of bank fraud and aiding and abetting, authorities said. Gambino-Andolini was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release after completing his prison sentence.
In June of this year, U.S. Marshals said Gambino-Andolini allegedly violated the conditions of his supervised release because he failed to report for drug testing and absconded from supervision. An arrest warrant was issued soon after.
The U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force was contacted on July 19 by the U.S. Probation Office for help in finding and apprehending Gambino-Andolini.
Task force officers, through investigative efforts, determined on Wednesday that Gambino-Andolin was hiding out at a Red Roof Inn on North West Loop 410.
Authorities said officers conducted a brief surveillance and saw Gambino-Andolini exit a hotel room. After identifying themselves and making contact with him, officers took Gambino-Andolini into custody without incident.
In addition, officers encountered and arrested 3 additional fugitives who U.S. Marshals said had active arrest warrants on allegations involving possession of marijuana, indecency with a child and out of state weapon offenses.
Incident to arrest, task force officers seized over 7 grams of methamphetamines, over 2 grams of marijuana and what appeared to be tools utilized for forgery from the hotel room, authorities said.
U.S. Marshals said Gambino-Andolini had been under investigation as a potential suspect in a string of bank fraud crimes and may face additional charges.
"Task force officers did an outstanding job apprehending this elusive fugitive and with this arrest, put other dangerous fugitives behind bars and potentially ended a spree of financial crimes," said Robert R. Almonte, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas.
Gambino-Andolini is currently being held in federal custody.