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FBI looking for fugitive who may be in Joliet

Christopher Slightam[]

The Federal Bureau of Investigation Westchester County Safe Streets Task Force is seeking the public’s help in finding a man wanted in connection with an investigation of a motorcycle gang operating in Rochelle, New York.

Christopher Slightam, 44, was released on bail after he was arrested in February 2017 on federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, and narcotics conspiracy charges, according to a news release from the FBI’s New York office.

Slightam pleaded guilty and was ordered to surrender to U.S. Marshals in July 2017, but failed to appear, the release said.

Agents believe Slightam may be in the Joliet or Will County area. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to Slightam’s arrest.

The investigation involving Slightam was of the Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang, according to the release.

Slightam was described as a white man with blue eyes and short brown hair styled in a buzz cut. Slightam was last seen with a short goatee and a mustache, although he may have changed his appearance.

An FBI wanted poster listed Slightam as 5 feet 11 inches tall and about 220 pounds.

Anyone with information on Slightam or his whereabouts is asked to call the FBI at 212-384-5000.

The FBI did not explain Slightam’s supposed connection to Joliet or Will County.