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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
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.

01/14/2020
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.

01/09/2020
Salt Lake CIty, UT
Enforcement and Removal

Denis Ivan Ortez, 35, a criminal alien from Honduras, was taken into ICE custody Jan. 7 after being pulled over for a traffic violation by the Utah Highway Patrol. Ortez, was convicted of spousal rape in April 2012, in Los Angeles, California, and sentenced to 3 years in state prison.

01/09/2020
Washington, DC
Enforcement and Removal
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Alain Paul DeCock, a 58-year-old Belgian man who murdered both his parents in northern Virginia with a .22 caliber rifle in 1982 was removed to his home country Tuesday by officers with ICE's ERO.

01/09/2020
San Francisco, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Ricardo Gabriele-Plage, 39, was sentenced to four years in prison by U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley for an identity-theft scheme, announced Special Agent in Charge Tatum King of ICE's HSI San Francisco Field Office and U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott, Jan. 9.

01/09/2020
Phoenix, AZ
Enforcement and Removal
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On Wednesday, ICE's ERO repatriated Roberto Carlos Silva-Pereira, 45, a citizen of El Salvador who is wanted for bribery and money laundering in his native country in addition to murder in Guatemala.

01/08/2020
Indianapolis, IN
Child Exploitation

Jeffrey Esposito, of Shelbyville, Indiana, who was charged by indictment with twenty counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of possession of child pornography on April 11, 2018, received the sentence in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

01/08/2020
Brownsville, TX
Child Exploitation

Dassahed Marines, 29, from McAllen, Texas, was also sentenced to 20 years of supervised release to be served immediately following his release from prison, during which time he will have to comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict his access to children and the internet. He must also register as a sex offender.

01/08/2020
Victoria, TX
Narcotics

Rafael Diaz, 31, Rio Grande City, was sentenced to 145 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by 5 years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess and distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana.

01/07/2020
Seattle, WA
Operational
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As special agent in charge, Debra Parker, a 25-year veteran of federal law enforcement, supervises a cadre of special agents responsible for investigative work across Alaska, Idaho, Washington and Oregon.

01/07/2020
Los Angeles, CA
Enforcement and Removal

Akeem Garnett, 37, a.k.a. “Akeen Dean Garnett” and “Emerson Edmund Hewitt,” whose most recent residence was in Beverly Hills, was named in a one-count federal grand jury indictment that alleges he illegally reentered the United States

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