ERO Salt Lake City detained a foreign fugitive and the son of a reputed crime boss

Officers from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Salt Lake City Field Office deported Alexandru Claudiu Pascu, 24, a Romanian citizen.


Pascu was wanted by Romanian authorities to serve a prison sentence after being convicted of battery in a nightclub altercation that left one person hospitalised for 18 days by a Romanian court. Pascu, commonly known as Marco Kalu, is the son of infamous Romanian crime lord Marcel Kalu.

Pascu was detained near Roma, Texas, and was let into the country while his immigration status was determined.

On May 16, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department arrested Pascu for domestic battery and discharging a gun or other weapon in an area where people might be endangered. On June 2, the Las Vegas Justice Court found him guilty of domestic violence.

On August 26, ERO Salt Lake City met Pascu in the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, where he filed an immigration detainer the same day. Pascu was allowed a voluntary departure from the United States to Romania by an immigration court on September 21.

Pascu was deported from the United States on November 9, and his custody was passed to Romanian authorities upon his arrival.

“Foreign fugitives will not find safe haven within the U.S.,” said ERO Salt Lake City Field Office Director Michael Bernacke. “ICE will continue its essential function in providing public safety by ensuring that those who are wanted by foreign law enforcement authorities face justice.”