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11/21/2014
Lubbock, TX
Child Exploitation
U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings ordered Nicholas W. Schofield, 26, from Lake Charles, Louisiana, who has been on bond, to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons Jan. 25.
11/21/2014
Fort Worth, TX
Child Exploitation
Randy Way Wesson, 28, from Hurst, Texas, made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey L. Cureton in federal court in Fort Worth Nov. 21.
11/21/2014
Seattle, WA
Enforcement and Removal
Yichun Xu was placed on a commercial flight back to China Thursday afternoon by ERO officers. The former Puget Sound Community College student came to the attention of ERO following his November 2012 arrest on multiple vehicular assault charges
11/21/2014
Detroit, MI
Intellectual Property Rights
Since 2010, Ford and HSI Detroit have collaborated on dozens of enforcement efforts that resulted in the seizures of websites selling counterfeit diagnostics equipment, charges against individuals selling counterfeit airbags and airbag components, seizures of faulty Engine Control Modules (ECMs), which act as the vehicle’s “black box,” and seizures of other sensitive automotive parts.
11/20/2014
Dallas, TX
Child Exploitation
A forensic examination of Savell's laptop computers revealed more than 750 images and 250 videos of child pornography. That analysis also revealed that 14 of the files depicted sadism and/or masochism, and 22 files depicted infants or toddlers.
11/20/2014
Sacramento, CA
Contraband
David Schell, 54, and Teri Schell, 59, both of Durham, Calif., are charged in the indictment with conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana.
11/20/2014
New York, NY
Contraband
For decades, Daniel Barrera Barrera, 47, aka, Loco Barrera, a citizen of Colombia, manufactured and distributed hundreds of tons of cocaine and laundered tens of millions of dollars in drug proceeds. Barrera worked with two Colombian terrorist organizations to traffic cocaine to various parts of the world, including the United States.
11/19/2014
Martinsburg, WV
Document and Benefit Fraud
Jesse Antonio Garcia, 28, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 15 months in prison. He pleaded guilty in July 2014 to aiding and abetting unlawful production of identification document.
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