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10/31/2014
San Antonio, TX
Enforcement and Removal
Of the 62 individuals arrested, 54 had previous criminal convictions including: aggravated assault, drug possession, burglary, alien smuggling and drunken driving.
10/30/2014
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation
On Feb. 28, HSI special agents arrested Jose Fernando Rodriguez-Vargas, of Carolina, after they received information from the Puerto Rico Police Department regarding Rodriguez-Vargas's attempt to use his cellular telephone to clandestinely take photographs of a 14-year-old girl at a local supermarket.
10/30/2014
Tampa, FL
Contraband
Hugo Adalberto Adrian Ramirez, 42, of Ontario, California, Edgar Hurtado-Ramirez, 45, of Ontario, and Luis Fernando Mancillas Medina, 49, of Los Angeles, have been charged in Florida with conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
10/30/2014
New York, NY
Contraband
Schiller Desgrottes, 66, a licensed internal medicine physician, faces 227 counts of criminal sale of a prescription for a controlled substance and one count of conspiracy in the fourth degree.
10/30/2014
Dallas, TX
Enforcement and Removal
German Ardon-Zavala, 57, was removed to El Salvador Oct. 29 via government charter flight from Dallas and was turned over to officials from El Salvador’s Policia Nacional Civil (PNC).
10/30/2014
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights
These new partners greatly strengthen the IPR Center, which was founded in 2000, and serves as one of the U.S. government's key weapons in the fight against criminal counterfeiting and piracy. The center uses the expertise of its 22 member agencies to share information, develop initiatives, coordinate enforcement actions, and conduct investigations related to IP theft.
10/29/2014
Columbus, OH
Child Exploitation
Jeremiah Malfroid, 33, was charged by criminal complaint Oct. 20 for production, receipt, distribution and possession of child pornography. Following a search of Malfroid's former Columbus-area residence in connection with the probe, officers with the Franklin County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) found nearly 700 sexually explicit videos of minors on his laptop computer and other digital media.
10/29/2014
Missoula, MT
Child Exploitation
The following 11 defendants pleaded guilty to child porography charges in April; they were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy of Missoula: Tony Bronson, 53, from Gary, Indiana; Charles Crosby, 43, from Trenton, New Jersey; Steve Humiston, 57, from Tacoma, Washington; John Johnson, 58, from Locust Grove, Virginia; Robert Krise, 66, from Gaithersburg, Maryland; Scott Long, 53, from Portland, Oregon; Ian Nosek, 42, from Charlottesville, Virginia; Phillip Morris, 42, from Jeffersonville, Indiana; Joseph Purificato, 23, from Mount Vernon, Missouri; Paul Wencewicz, a 48-year-old resident of Polson, Montana; Jeffrey Woolley, 53, from Nicholasville, Kentucky.
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