Vallee fought extradition, but was finally returned to the United States in Nov. 2006. The jury heard from more than thirty witnesses, and examined more than two dozen exhibits in reaching its determination.
While it took fourteen years to get Vallee into a courtroom, U.S. Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby said, it is important for the public to realize that law enforcement will not rest in bringing criminals such as Vallee to justice.
This was a tremendous example of international cooperation. We are especially grateful to the Surete du Quebec and the Service de Police de Montreal for the tremendous effort and support they gave to this prosecution.
Vallee's sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 14 in Albany before the trial judge, the Hon. Thomas J. McAvoy, Jr., Vallee will be sentenced to a statutory mandatory term of life in prison on Count 2, for which he faces a maximum term of life imprisonment.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the New York State Police, and the Surete du Quebec. The Assistant United States Attorney handling the case is William C. Pericak.