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05/01/2015
Oklahoma City, OK
Financial Crimes
Bartice Alan King, aka “Luke,” 44, of Spring, Texas, was found guilty of conducting an illegal gambling business and engaging in a conspiracy to commit money laundering. A sentencing hearing has not yet been set.
05/01/2015
Waterville, OH
Enforcement and Removal
On April 24, members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, and ERO tracked Peach Girling to a Waterville, Ohio residence, where he was arrested on immigration charges for violating the terms of the Visa Waiver Program. He will remain in ICE custody pending removal from the United States.
05/01/2015
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation

In late 2011, Oscar Ernesto Avila Osorio entered the United States without inspection near McAllen, Texas. His entry into the United States took place around the same time he was charged in El Salvador for the rape of a minor.

04/30/2015
Midland, TX
Child Exploitation
Kyle Unterbrink, 47, was also ordered to pay $51,000 restitution to the identified victims of the child pornography he possessed and distributed. He is to be placed on supervised release for 10 years after he completes his prison term.
04/30/2015
Miami, FL
Enforcement and Removal
On March 20, the U.S. Coast Guard encountered Nash on board a 26-foot vessel attempting to enter the country illegally. Nash was detained, processed by Border Patrol and subsequently transferred to ICE custody for his removal.
04/30/2015
Del Rio, TX
Child Exploitation
Emilio Villalobos-Alcala, 29, and Jose Eluid Lugo-Lopez, 27, both from Mexico, were sentenced April 30 to life imprisonment for the following convictions: conspiracy to import marijuana, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and smuggling goods from the United States.
04/30/2015
Washington, DC
Operational
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04/30/2015
Tenancingo, Mexico
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Paulino Ramirez-Granados, who had been on the most wanted list since 2010, was charged in the Eastern District of New York with sex trafficking, alien smuggling, money laundering and conspiracy to import aliens.
04/30/2015
El Paso, TX
Child Exploitation
In addition to his prison sentence, Albert Hibbert, 44, was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, to supervised release for 20 years after he completes his prison sentence, and to register as a sex offender.
04/30/2015
New York, NY
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Akbar Ahmad Sherzai, 50, of Centerville, Virginia, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bribery. Sherzai offered to bribe a U.S. Army serviceman to falsify documents to reflect the successful delivery of fuel shipments that Army records indicate were never delivered.
04/30/2015
New York, NY
Financial Crimes
Genadi Yagodayev, 37, is the fourth conviction in connection with the investigation into Rockford Group.
04/30/2015
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Damion Hard, 40, aka World, and Aaron Granton, 40, aka E-Bay of Brooklyn, face a mandatory life imprisonment when sentenced. Granton was also convicted for his participation in a murder-for-hire scheme.
04/29/2015
Houston, TX
Financial Crimes
The indictment was returned under seal April 29 and unsealed upon the arrest of Avery Lamarr Ayers, 48. He is expected to make his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Wm. Smith April 30.
04/29/2015
Santa Ana, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
As detailed in the affidavits in support of those search warrants, federal agents are investigating multiple Chinese maternity operations in Southern California for suspected immigration fraud and tax fraud, as well as failing to report foreign bank accounts in China and Hong Kong.
04/29/2015
Hammond, IN
Narcotics
Vincente Osorio, 61, of Chicago, was sentenced April 29 to 120 months in federal prison for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine, and attempting to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.
04/29/2015
Seoul, South Korea
Operational
On any given day, you will find Taekuk Cho, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) attaché in South Korea, doing what he does best: combatting crime.
04/29/2015
Washington, DC
Student and Exchange Visitor Program
In order to be certified by SEVP to enroll international students, U.S. schools must nominate a designated school official to serve as a liaison between the school and SEVP.
04/29/2015
Dallas, TX
Child Exploitation
Mark Stamps, of Garland, Texas, 54, pleaded guilty in May 2014 to a felony information charging one count of transporting and shipping child pornography. He has been in custody since his arrest in April 2014.
04/29/2015
Corpus Christi, TX
Contraband
Those indicted are charged with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of marijuana between June 1, 2012 and the date of the indictment. Rodriguez and Elijio Perez are also charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering on Dec. 2, 2013.
04/28/2015
Dallas, TX
Enforcement and Removal
Wilson Lopez-Rodriguez, 32, aka Carlos Alberto Lopez-Rodriguez, was removed to Honduras after being driven from Dallas to Houston, Texas, April 27. From Houston, he was flown to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, by ICE Air Operations, and then turned over to Honduran officials the same day.
04/28/2015
Philadelphia, PA
Narcotics
HSI special agents took Ronald Mays, 63, into custody to face three counts of attempted possession of cocaine and distribution charges for delivery to Delaware County, Pennsylvania on or about Jan. 6, 2014, Feb. 12, 2014, and May 6, 2014.
04/28/2015
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Enforcement and Removal
Gilber Alonzo Hernandez Lopez, of Guatemala, was charged with murder for his alleged involvement in the 2013 murder of his cousin. According to the Guatemalan Policia Nacional Civil (PNC), in October 2013, Lopez and two other men argued with Lopez’s cousin for an unknown reason.
04/27/2015
Norfolk, VA
Narcotics
Steve Jacob Joseph and his co-conspirator, Nicole Felicia Clark, were found guilty Dec. 5 after a three-day trial by a federal jury. According to court records and evidence at trial, Joseph and Clark were both members of a large-scale drug trafficking organization that transported cocaine and heroin to the Norfolk area from New York and Atlanta.
04/27/2015
Houston, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Homero Gonzalez-Carranza, 30, a citizen of Mexico, pleaded guilty to being a boss for transporting illegal aliens from the Rio Grande Valley to Houston from January 2007 until January 2015. Illegal aliens were harbored at stash houses in Houston until being transported to their final destinations throughout the United States.
04/27/2015
Washington, DC
Operational
ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending April 24, 2015
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