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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.
11/19/2014
Philadelphia, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Kim Meas, 60, was the managing director of LS Services Corporation, an employee leasing company in Philadelphia. He pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit an offense against the United States, transporting illegal aliens, and failure to collect and pay federal income and employment taxes.
11/19/2014
Houston, TX
Enforcement and Removal
Milton Xavier Zometa, 28, was flown to El Salvador Nov. 19 onboard a charter flight coordinated by ICE’s Air Operations (IAO) Unit. Upon arrival, Zometa was turned over to officials from the El Salvador’s Policia Nacional Civil (PNC).
11/18/2014
Seoul, South Korea
Child Exploitation
Those arrested include 12 Koreans, three Sri Lankans, two Vietnamese citizens, one Indonesian and one Thai national. The arrests were made in Seoul, Busan and Ulsan.
11/18/2014
Laredo, TX
Contraband
Guillermo Garcia, 55, a U.S. permanent resident from Atlanta, Georgia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Marina Garcia-Marmolejo Nov. 18 to 120 months in federal prison.
11/18/2014
Las Cruces, NM
Contraband
According to the terms of his plea agreement, Armando Conrad Gonzales, 33, will be sentenced to 100 months in federal prison and a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.
11/18/2014
Bogota, Colombia
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
The pre-Columbian artifacts include three bowls and three goblets that are from the area near the Colombia-Ecuador border and are from between 800-1500AD. CBP officers in Miami seized the artifacts after they were identified during a routine air cargo inspection. The artifacts were later turned over to the HSI Bogota Attaché for repatriation.
11/18/2014
Philadelphia, PA
Enforcement and Removal
These operations targeted enforcement in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and York areas from the last week in October through the first week in November. It is the latest effort by ERO Philadelphia to prioritize the removal of criminal aliens and egregious immigration violators.
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