FBI Announces the Arrests of Two Individuals on Federal Charges of Alleged Conspiracy to Kidnap, Attempted Kidnapping, Extortion

The Federal Bureau of Investigation on May 31, 2012 released the following:

“The FBI announces the arrests yesterday of Michael James Melillo, 50, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and Pavlos C. Kaimacliotis, 38, of Jupiter, Florida, on federal charges of conspiracy to kidnap, attempted kidnapping, and extortion. Melillo was arrested at approximately 8:30 p.m. on May 29, 2012 in West Palm Beach, Florida, and Kaimacliotis was arrested at approximately 9:15 p.m. on May 29, 2012, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, both without incident.

Melillo and Kaimacliotis both had their initial appearances in federal court yesterday in West Palm Beach, Florida, and are anticipated to have pre-trial detention hearings this Friday (June 1, 2012) in federal court in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The FBI, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department, Jupiter PD, and West Palm Beach PD continue their investigation. No further information will be released at this time.”


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