May 18, 2013
One of the US 15 most wanted fugitives captured in Argentina
Paul Merle Eischeid, one of the US 15 most wanted fugitives, was captured in Buenos Aires by local authorities.
Investigations by the US Marshals Service and Diplomatic Security Service in Argentina developed specific information with regard to his possible location, at which time authorities contacted Interpol and local Argentinean authorities in an effort to locate and arrest Eischeid.
Eischeid, 39, was sought in connection with the brutal murder of a Phoenix area woman. The former Charles Schwab stockbroker is a member of the Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club, and is also wanted by federal authorities for drug trafficking and violating the RICO (Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization) statutes.
“Eischeid’s crimes were horrendous and his potential for continued violence made his arrest a priority for the US Marshals,” said Stacia A. Hylton, Director of the US Marshal Service. “His capture is both significant and rewarding, and we thank our domestic and international partners for their tireless persistence in bringing this fugitive to justice.”