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Polish national deported, wanted in Poland for extortion, murder

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A man in the United States illegally and wanted in his native Poland for extortion, kidnapping and attempted murder, has been deported, after being arrested by federal authorities last year at his west suburban home.

Dariusz Gordziejczyk, 42, of River Grove, was taken by federal agents from Chicago and arrived in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday, according to a release from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations.

The Bialystok Criminal Court in Poland issued an arrest warrant for Gordziejczyk on Sept. 14, 2001, charging him with extortion, kidnapping and attempted murder, ICE said. He was found guilty but fled the country before serving his sentence.

Gordziejczyk was among a group of men who beat and kicked a man while trying to extort money from him in 1999, the release said. The victim escaped, and Gordziejczyk was found guilty and sentenced to two years in prison.

Also in 1999, Gordziejczyk was among several people who kidnapped a man, drove him into the woods, doused him with gasoline and threatened to set him on fire unless he gave them his BMW, the release said. He was also found guilty and sentenced to four years in prison, but never served the sentence.

Gordziejczyk came to the United States on a visitor's visa in February 2006, the release said. After his visa expired in February 2007, he remained in the county illegally.

Ice received information from the FBI that Gordziejczyk was living in the Chicago area, and he was located and arrested on July 12, 2011, at his River Grove home.

A federal immigration judge ordered deportation on March 19, and Gordziejczyk's appeal was denied on July 12. He was handed over to Polish authorities on Tuesday, according to ICE.

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