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11/16/2018
Philadelphia, PA
Child Exploitation

Jose Carrillo, 27, was federally indicted and charged with trafficking in and possessing more than 37,000 images and videos of pornographic images of children, toddlers, and infants on the Internet. The indictment charges the defendant with committing these crimes as recently as October 19, 2018.

11/16/2018
El Paso, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
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Federico Garcia Jr., 44, who had worked for the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) at the ports of entry in the 1990s, faces up to 20 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to defrauding numerous legal and illegal aliens.

11/15/2018
Philadelphia, PA
Enforcement and Removal
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Quanguan Zheng, 61, a Chinese citizen, entered the United States lawfully, on May 24, 2015, at the Newark International Airport. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) admitted Zheng to the United States as a nonimmigrant visitor for pleasure (B-2) until Nov. 23, 2015.

11/15/2018
New York, NY
Financial Crimes
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The defendants Enayatullah Khwaja, Abdulrahman Khwaja, Rahimi and Rhamatzada will be arraigned at the Federal District Court in Central Islip, NY and defendants Saenz, Melendez-Mendoza and Bokhari, were arrested in Florida and will be brought to the duty Magistrate at the Federal District Court in Miami, Florida, before being transferred to the Eastern District of New York.

11/14/2018
Springfield, MO
Child Exploitation

Brandon Hileman, 25, of Lebanon, Missouri, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to the charge contained in an Oct. 18, 2017, federal indictment.

11/14/2018
Denver, CO
Narcotics

Daniel Mata-Armendariz, 23, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver on Feb. 6, 2018; a superseding indictment was obtained on March 20. Mata-Armendariz pleaded guilty before by U.S. District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello on June 5, 2018. He was sentenced on Nov. 13.

11/09/2018
Trenton, NJ
Enforcement and Removal
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Luis Rodrigo Perez was being held at Middlesex County Jail in December of last year on domestic violence charges. ICE issued a detainer and requested notification prior to his release, so that he may be taken into ICE custody and placed in removal proceedings.

11/08/2018
Denver, CO
Child Exploitation

Alexander Isaiah Perez, 22, of Metro Denver, appeared at the sentencing hearing in custody and was remanded at its conclusion. This sentence was handed down by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Marcia S. Krieger.

11/07/2018
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal

Peralta, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, was previously removed by ICE on two separate occasions in August 2003 and July 2013. His 2013 removal, followed his February 2011 conviction in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York for illegal re-entry of an aggravated felon following removal, for which he was sentenced to a 45-months imprisonment, and 3-years of supervised release.

11/07/2018
Dallas, TX
Human Rights Violators

Dennis Wilfredo Pacheco-Zambrano, 48, a former Peruvian army second sergeant, has been charged in Peru for his alleged role in the July 4, 1991, torture, rape and extrajudicial killing of 15 Peruvian civilians in the rural village of Santa Barbara, Peru.

11/07/2018
Oklahoma City, OK
Worksite Enforcement

Seaboard Corporation, which operates a pork production plant in Guymon, Oklahoma, through its subsidiary Seaboard Foods L.L.C., agreed on Nov. 1, 2018, to pay a total of $1,006,000.

11/07/2018
Boston, MA
Intellectual Property Rights
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HSI special agents seized more than 3,000 items of counterfeit MLB apparel and merchandise being offered for sale by vendors in and around Fenway Park, throughout the Boston area, and along the post-series victory parade route in Boston. Merchandise included  baseball hats, knit caps, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and pennants. Had the goods been genuine, they would have retailed domestically for more than $87,000 dollars.

11/05/2018
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal

The sentencing of Rogelio Mendez, 38, follows a 2017 indictment pursuant to ICE's ERO securing the arrest warrant for illegal reentry.

11/02/2018
Miami, FL
Enforcement and Removal

ICE is firmly committed to the health and welfare of all those in its custody and is undertaking a comprehensive agency-wide review of this incident, as it does in all such cases.

11/01/2018
Dallas, TX
Enforcement and Removal

Dias Muratovich Kadyrbayev, 24, a citizen of Kazakhstan, was convicted June 2, 2015, of conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstruction of justice for removing and disposing of incriminatory items from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s dorm room. Tsarnaev was later convicted and sentenced to death for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three innocent bystanders, and subsequently two police officers.

11/01/2018
Philadelphia, PA
Cyber Crimes

During the 2015-16 school year, Jacob Waitze, a former Drexel University student, used a computer and the Internet to engage in a campaign of harassment and intimidation against a Drexel student following a personal dispute with the student.

11/01/2018
San Antonio, TX
Enforcement and Removal

Ignacio Leonel Campos-Chamagua, 19, was flown to El Salvador on Nov. 1 on a charter flight coordinated by ICE’s Air Operations Unit. Upon arrival, Campos-Chamagua was turned over to officials from El Salvador’s Civilian National Police (PNC).

10/31/2018
New York, NY
Cyber Crimes
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Four individuals were indicted Wednesday following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).  David Jones, David Duwayne Taylor, Kristin Knight, and Destiny Bishop are charged for their alleged involvement in a scheme by which they fraudulently duped their victims into believing that they had sent sexually explicit images to underage children and faced criminal prosecution if they did not pay to avoid involvement by law enforcement. 
10/31/2018
Washington, DC
Financial Crimes

Ivan Alexis Guedez, 47, from Katy, Texas, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to launder money and is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 20.

10/30/2018
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights
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IPR Center Director Alex Khu and CoLP Commissioner Ian Dyson pledged to combine resources to tackle the illegal importation and distribution of counterfeit goods that threaten the health and safety of consumers, wreak havoc on local and national economies, and fund criminal organizations involved in various illicit activities.

10/29/2018
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation

The criminal complaint alleges that Ruben Darío Báez-Aponte, 40, shared sexually explicit images and videos with a 14-year-old minor and, on several occasions, transported the victim to his home to engage in criminal sexual conduct.

10/29/2018
Camden, NJ
Enforcement and Removal

A Salvadoran man previously convicted for sexually assaulting a child was sentenced to 18 months in prison Monday for failing to register as a sex offender after unlawfully returning to the United States and traveling to New Jersey. The sentencing follows a multiagency investigation, which included U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

10/26/2018
Honolulu, HI
Child Exploitation

Michael Phillip Patrakis, 46, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, was sentenced Thursday to 292 months in prison for producing child pornography of two minor females. The case is the result of a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Hawaii Police Department.

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