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3W3RR Roman Vega (aka Romeo Stepanenko)

This page, along with the entire website, is maintained by Romeo's friends

Smoking is prohibited in all U.S. federal prisons 
since November, 2004
You may contact the support crew by email: jailpedition@mail.ru - your message will be delivered to Romeo, eventually, one way or another.

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Some bio tidbits: Romeo is from Crimea, on the Black Sea. He received his degree in mathematics, from Simferopol State University. Was in Red Army and in private business worldwide. Professionally, he specializes in the area of secure communications, countersurveillance and integrated security systems; organizing protective, intelligence, counterintelligence and anti-terrorist measures.

Between 1989 and 2002 Romeo lived and/or worked in Crimea, Moscow (and all around Russia), Ukraine, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Republic of Georgia, Belarus, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Netherlands, Germany, India, Pakistan, Burma (Myanmar), Egypt, Libya, Seychelles, Maldives, U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, North Korea, Turkey, Ireland, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Italy, Hungary, Grenada, Turks & Caicos, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucie, St. Martin, Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Trinidad & Tobago, Curacao, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Barts, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, China, Spain, Japan, Moldova, Transnistria, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Syria and Malta.

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Romeo was off the air from the second half of 1990's, being occupied with different business and personal matters.

He  was arrested in Libya and Egypt in 1993 by counter-intelligence services of both countries, and in 1999 by the FBI - in Miami (that case was dismissed).

Interpol arrest warrant. 2004
His latest arrest was in Cyprus in February of 2003. After spending 18 months in prison there, Romeo was extradited to the United States on an Interpol warrant in 2004.

When he refuse to cooperate with the U.S. Department of Justice, Washington was pushing for his conviction on multiple life senetnces (PSR level 52).

Thankfully for the efforts of his legal teams in San Francisco and New York, friends' assistance and Lady Luck, instead of lifelong incarceration Romeo was "only" sentenced to 18 years in the U.S. federal prison system. This came about after 10 year-long investigation and preparation for trials in the federal district courts of California and New York.

Romeo's current U.S. sentence began in 2004, but he has been in prison continuously since February of 2003:
  • 2003 - Nicosia Central Prison (Nicosia, Cyprus)
  • 2004 - Nicosia Central Prison (Nicosia, Cyprus)
  • 2004 - U.S. Marshals' transfer: Cyprus > Amsterdam > Minneapolis > San Francisco
  • 2004 - San Francisco county jail (San Francisco, California)
  • 2004 - Santa Rita county jail (Santa Rita, California)
  • 2004 - Alameda Glenn Dyer North county jail (Oakland, California)
  • 2005 - Alameda Glenn Dyer North county jail (Oakland, California)
  • 2005 - Federal Detention Center Dublin (Dublin, California)
  • 2006 - Federal Detention Center Dublin (Dublin, California)
  • 2007 - Federal Detention Center Dublin (Dublin, California)
  • 2007 - ConAir transfer: San Francisco > Phoenix > Oklahoma-city
  • 2007 - Federal Transfer Center Oklahoma (Oklahoma-city, Oklahoma)
  • 2007 - ConAir transfer: Oklahoma-city > Orlando > Miami > Atlanta
  • 2007 - United States Penitentiary Atlanta (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • 2007 - ConAir transfer: Atlanta > New York
  • 2007 - Metropolitan Detention Center Brooklyn, East side (Brooklyn, New York)
  • 2008 - Metropolitan Detention Center Brooklyn, East side (Brooklyn, New York)
  • 2009 - Metropolitan Detention Center Brooklyn, East side (Brooklyn, New York)
  • 2009 - Metropolitan Detention Center Brooklyn, disciplinary segregation unit (Brooklyn, New York)
  • 2010 - Metropolitan Detention Center Brooklyn, East side (Brooklyn, New York)
  • 2011 - Metropolitan Detention Center Brooklyn, East side (Brooklyn, New York)
  • 2011 - Metropolitan Detention Center Brooklyn, disciplinary segregation unit (Brooklyn, New York)
  • 2012 - Metropolitan Detention Center Brooklyn, disciplinary segregation unit (Brooklyn, New York)
  • 2012 - Metropolitan Detention Center Brooklyn, West side (Brooklyn, New York)
  • 2013 - Metropolitan Detention Center Brooklyn, West side (Brooklyn, New York)
  • 2014 - Metropolitan Detention Center Brooklyn, West side (Brooklyn, New York)
  • 2014 - ConAir transfer: New York > Oklahoma-city
  • 2014 - Federal Transfer Center Oklahoma (Oklahoma-city, Oklahoma)
  • 2014 - ConAir transfer: Oklahoma-city > Salt Lake City > Las Vegas
  • 2014 - Nevada Sothern Detention Center (Pahrump, Nevada)
  • 2014 - ConAir transfer: Las Vegas > Oakland
  • 2014 - Alameda Glenn Dyer North county jail (Oakland, California)
  • 2014 - Federal Detention Center Dublin (Dublin, California)
  • 2014 - Federal Correctional Institution Mendota (Fresno, California)
  • 2014 - Federal Correctional Institution Lompoc (Santa Barbara, California)
  • 2014 - United States Penitentiary Lompoc, disciplinary segregation unit (Santa Barbara, California)
  • 2015 - Federal Correctional Institution Lompoc (Santa Barbara, California)
  • 2015 - United States Penitentiary Victorville (Mojave desert, California)
  • 2015 - ConAir transfer: Los Angeles > Oklahoma-city
  • 2015 - Federal Transfer Center Oklahoma (Oklahoma-city, Oklahoma)
  • 2015 - ConAir transfer: Oklahoma-city > Texas > Alabama > Georgia
  • 2015 - United States Penitentiary Atlanta (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • 2015 - Clayton County Prison (Clayton, Georgia)
  • 2015 - McRae Correctional Institution (McRae Helena, Georgia)
  • 2015 - McRae Correctional Institution, disciplinary segregation unit (McRae Helena, Georgia)
  • 2016 - McRae Correctional Institution, disciplinary segregation unit (McRae Helena, Georgia)
  • 2016 - United States Penitentiary Atlanta (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • 2017 - Federal Correctional Institution Williamsburg (Salters, South Carolina)
  • 2018 - Federal Correctional Institution Williamsburg (Salters, South Carolina)
  • 2018 - United States Penitentiary Atlanta (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • 2018 - ConAir transfer: Atlanta > Jackson (Mississippi) > Oklahoma-city
  • 2018 - Federal Transfer Center Oklahoma-city (Oklahoma)
  • 2018 - ConAir transfer: Oklahoma-city > Stewart airforce base, NY
  • 2018 - Metropolitan Detention Center Brooklyn, West side (Brooklyn, New York)
  • 2018 - Correctional Institution Moshannon Valley (Philipsburg, Pennsylvania)
  • 2019 - Correctional Institution Moshannon Valley (Philipsburg, Pennsylvania)
  • 2019 - Clinton County Correctional Facility (McElhatten, Pennsylvania)
  • 2019 - York County Prison (York, Pennsylvania)
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