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01/22/2020
San Salvador, El Salvador
Enforcement and Removal
The workshop, which took place in early December 2019, offered participants presentations about the SAFE task force program and later broke them into groups to formulate additional ideas on how to best expand the SAFE program throughout Latin America and around the world.
01/21/2020
Los Angeles, CA
Child Exploitation

Daniel Patrick Diaz, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge S. James Otero., Diaz pleaded guilty in July to four counts of receipt and distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

01/21/2020
Atlanta, GA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

As part of the month-long awareness campaign, HSI Atlanta is speaking in several high-profile events around the southeast. Events include: conducting presentations at the 5th annual Tapestri Human Trafficking Forum in Atlanta, the 5th annual Traffick Jam event in Savannah, and the United States Attorney’s Office Human Trafficking taskforce meeting in Birmingham, Alabama.

01/18/2020
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal

ICE uses statutorily-authorized immigration subpoenas to obtain information as part of investigations regarding potential removable aliens.

01/18/2020
Washington, DC
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

This month offers a unique opportunity to build on existing momentum to eliminate this crime and ensure all people are treated with dignity and respect. Throughout January, law enforcement works with communities across the nation to promote the work being done to prevent human trafficking and support those who have fallen victim to these crimes.

01/17/2020
Denver, CO
Document and Benefit Fraud

Rajesh Ramcharan, 45, Diann Ramcharan, 37, Sergeant Galima Murry, 31, and Pastor Ken Harvell, 60, were found guilty, Jan. 17, after a nine-day jury trial for conspiracy to commit marriage fraud and making false statements regarding that fraud to the government.

01/17/2020
Tampa, FL
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
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This outreach campaign was part of January’s Human Trafficking Awareness Month and began in 2019.

01/17/2020
Tucson, AZ
Enforcement and Removal
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The goal of the IRI is to return Mexican nationals to the interior of Mexico. ICE will continue these flights, as needed. Having this framework will reduce recidivism and border violence by returning Mexican nationals to their cities of origin, where there is a higher likelihood that they will reintegrate themselves back into their communities, rather than fall victim to human trafficking or other crimes in Mexican border towns.

01/17/2020
Las Vegas, NV
Child Exploitation

On December 12, 2019, the United States District Court, District of Nevada, issued a federal arrest warrant for Joseph George Terrone, Jr. for the charges of receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography.

01/16/2020
Columbus, OH
Enforcement and Removal

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has released 29 criminal aliens and immigration violators since November 2019, despite written detainer requests filed with them by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

01/16/2020
Anchorage, AK
Narcotics

ICE HSI Seattle announced that Matthew Sean Bremond, 32, of Soldotna, Alaska, was sentenced yesterday to nine years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing large quantities of heroin throughout the Kenai Peninsula.

01/16/2020
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal

ERO lodged an immigration detainer with the New York City Department of Corrections (NYCDOC) on Ricardo Andres Pena Perez after he was arrested for sexually assaulting a child younger than 13 years old.

01/15/2020
Miami, FL
Financial Crimes
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Gorrin Belisario was last seen in Caracas, Venezuela, and currently remains at-large.

01/15/2020
New Orleans, LA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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ICE HSI seized more than 700 counterfeit sports-related items worth an estimated $300,000 during a joint anti-counterfeiting operation Monday in downtown New Orleans the day of the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

01/15/2020
Providence, RI
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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The stone projectile points, used primarily for hunting, were unearthed by Harrie M. Wheeler, a noted Rhode Island collector and amateur archeologist, during excavations that he conducted between 1928 and 1950 in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.

01/15/2020
San Francisco, CA
Child Exploitation

John Blecka, 65, of San Rafael, Calif., pleaded guilty to the charge October 1, 2019. In his plea agreement, Blecka admitted that in May 2019, he possessed more than 150 images and videos containing child pornography.

01/15/2020
Tucson, AZ
Professional Responsibility

Elvira Contreras, 38, of Tucson, falsely represented to undocumented alien victims that she worked for ICE or that she was an immigration attorney who could obtain U.S. immigration documents/benefits for them for a fee.

01/14/2020
Grand Island, NE
Child Exploitation

Brian Mohr, 37, a teacher at Northwest High School in Grand Island, Nebraska, was taken into custody at his residence. A 17-year-old Northwest High School student was also taken into custody.

01/14/2020
Kansas City, MO
Enforcement and Removal

Jesus Vargas-Melendez, 40, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Maughmer to unlawfully reentering the United States after having been previously deported.

01/14/2020
Dallas, TX
Child Exploitation
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Dawn Greenwood, 39, who pleaded guilty in October to the charges, was sentenced to the statutory maximum.

01/13/2020
Cedar Rapids , IA
Child Exploitation

Derek Clemens, 31, of Evansdale, Iowa, was sentenced before United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams to 108 months’ imprisonment. His sentence follows an Aug. 5, 2019, guilty plea in which Clemens pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography. 

01/13/2020
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal

Reeaz Khan, 21, an unlawfully present Guyanese national, was arrested Jan. 10 by the NYPD and charged with murder, sexual abuse, contact by forcible compulsion, and sexual abuse against a person incapable of consent.

01/13/2020
Detroit, MI
Operational
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ICE has named Vance Callender as the new special agent in charge over Michigan and Ohio for HSI office, based in Detroit.

01/10/2020
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal

Law enforcement agencies in Cook County, Illinois, released 1,070 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Fiscal Year 2019, despite requests by ICE to notify the agency prior to their release from local custody.

01/10/2020
Carson City, NV
Enforcement and Removal

According to a USMS, Rene Antonio “Scrapy” Hernandez-Mejia was wanted for being part of the 18 Revolutionary Pandilla, a terrorist organization which is a faction of an El Salvadorian gang called Shadow Park Locos. It is alleged that this gang is involved with crimes such as homicide, extortion, and terrorization.

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