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05/26/2015
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation
HSI special agents arrested Wally Irizarry Sisco, 60, of Ponce, for transporting an 11-year-old minor to a local motel in Juana Diaz for sex. In a similar, but separate, case, José E. Montalvo-Febus, 30, of Guayama, was arrested for illegally transporting a 13-year-old, now 17, to a secluded area and to local motels to engage in criminal sexual activity.
05/22/2015
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal
Carlos Cortez-Hernandez, aka Jesus Agaton-Martinez, 34, was removed to Mexico May 21 and turned over to the custody of the Mexican Attorney General’s Office.
05/22/2015
Colima, Mexico
Child Exploitation
Gary Michael Feroglia, 56, a previously convicted sexual predator in the United States, was also convicted in Mexico for possessing a firearm created solely for use by Mexican armed forces.
05/22/2015
Boston, MA
Human Rights Violators
Pedro Dombele, who had been living in the U.S. lawfully, was criminally arrested in Westborough, Mass. in April 2006 for assault and battery and later convicted.
05/22/2015
San Francisco, CA
Intellectual Property Rights
Hui Jin Chen was arrested Sept. 2, 2014, in Toronto by officers from the Toronto Police Department’s Fugitive Task Force.
05/22/2015
Washington, DC
Operational
HSI San Diego Special Agent William Thompson was awarded The Attorney General’s Special Commendation which recognizes an ICAC task force or affiliate agency for significant investigative contributions. HSI Norfolk Special Agent Paul Wolpert received the Mission Children’s Child Protection Award which honors a law enforcement officer who made a significant investigative contribution to protect children from abuse or victimization.
05/22/2015
Washington, DC
Operational
ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending May 22, 2015
05/21/2015
Detroit, MI
Operational
On May 13, seven employees from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations’ (HSI) Detroit field office were among 500 people from 23 different organizations recognized at the Detroit’s Federal Executive Board’s 38th annual Federal Employee Recognition Ceremony.
05/21/2015
Washington, DC
Operational
Through the collaborative relationship between the United States and Brazil, ICE and the DPF have made important law enforcement strides.
05/21/2015
Washington, DC
Enforcement and Removal
ERO’s recruits are immersed in real-life scenarios. They diligently search for items well hidden in homes, serve warrants to belligerent and uncooperative actors, find suspects hiding in vehicles, are peppered with every question imaginable as they would be in court and engage in dynamic action and combat shooting.
05/21/2015
El Paso, TX
Child Exploitation
Victor Jerome Reza, 54, was also ordered to be placed on supervised release for 10 years after he completes his prison term, register as a sex offender, and pay a $1,000 fine. U.S. District Judge Philip R. Martinez also ordered Reza surrender to federal authorities before July 20 to begin serving his prison term.
05/21/2015
Eloy, AZ
Enforcement and Removal
Jose de Jesus Deniz-Sahagun, 31, was transferred to ICE custody May 18 following his arrest three days earlier by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the port of entry in Douglas.
05/20/2015
Norfolk, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Linda Avila, of Frankford, Delaware pleaded guilty Nov 17.
05/20/2015
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
David Alberto Canales, 47, pleaded guilty to these charges in August 2014 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Upon completion of his prison term, Canales will be removed from the United States.
05/20/2015
Charlotte, NC
Transnational Gangs
Twenty-two of the 37 MS-13 members indicted Wednesday also face other felony charges to include murder, attempted murder, assault and firearms violations. HSI and its law enforcement partners arrested 16 of the indicted gang members early Wednesday morning during a coordinated operation. Five indicted suspects remain at large; another 16 suspects were already in custody on various state charges.
05/20/2015
Fairfax, VA
Enforcement and Removal
ERO Washington’s removal team escorted Alin Tomescu on flights from Washington Dulles International Airport in Fairfax to Bucharest Otopeni International Airport in Otopeni, Romania. On Tuesday, upon his arrival in Romania, ERO officers turned him over to the custody of Romanian law enforcement authorities.
05/20/2015
Dallas, TX
Child Exploitation
The detective determined that Jeremiah Chayse Gardiner, of Mesquite, Texas, uploaded images of child pornography to a social networking application called Tumblr. On April 17, 2014, Mesquite detectives visited West Mesquite High School to speak with Gardiner and execute a search warrant on his cellphone.
05/19/2015
Colchester, VT
Operational
“It made me feel very proud to have our team recognized,” said John Canfield, HSI Tip Line Unit Chief. “Every law enforcement agency was represented at the awards and several dignitaries were in attendance. It was a great day for our agency.”
05/19/2015
Boston, MA
Enforcement and Removal
Christian Starling Aguasvivas, 26, of the Dominican Republic, was arrested without incident outside of his residence in Lawrence, Massachusetts, May 8, by ICE officers and special agents along with Massachusetts State Police.
05/19/2015
New York, NY
Narcotics
Jose A. Mercedes, 46, aka Hippie of Yonkers, New York, and Yenci Cruz Francisco, 19, of the Bronx, New York are accused of operating as a major trafficker and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first degree.
05/19/2015
Newark, NJ
Financial Crimes
Anthony R. Pecoraro, 52, of Colts Neck, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion.
05/19/2015
Philadelphia, PA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Corderro Cody, 27, of Allentown, has been charged on four additional counts — three additional counts of sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion, or attempt; and one count of sex trafficking of a minor. The superseding indictment was filed in federal court May 14. Cody now faces a total of nine federal charges related to sex trafficking.
05/19/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Financial Crimes
Stephanie Pyle, 40, was charged Feb. 10 in a 12-count indictment alleging that between January 2010 and May 2014, she used credit cards and account numbers without authorization in the name of a construction company to defraud the company.
05/18/2015
Santa Ana, CA
Operational
Ken Zhiyi Liang, 38, of Irvine, was arrested Friday afternoon by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) after accepting $6,000 from the witness in exchange for helping her abscond to China.
05/18/2015
Washington, DC
Operational
ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending May 15, 2015
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