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09/23/2016
El Paso, TX
Financial Crimes

Marco Antonio Delgado (aka Marco Delgado Licon), 50, was found guilty on three counts of wire fraud, seven counts of money laundering, and nine counts of engaging in monetary transactions of criminally derived property.

09/23/2016
New York, NY
Financial Crimes

NEW YORK — A civil complaint was filed in federal court Friday against several parties alleging a fraudulent scheme to avoid paying millions in import duties. The complaint stems from a joint investigation by U.S.

09/23/2016
Denver, CO
Narcotics

The objective of this operation was to apply an organized, methodical approach to locating and arresting ICE fugitive aliens, previously removed aliens, removable criminal aliens, and otherwise dangerous aliens at large who are involved in transnational gangs and/or heroin trafficking organizations in Denver, Colorado.

09/23/2016
Washington, DC
National Security
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During the operations that concluded Wednesday, the ICE National Fugitive Operations Program arrested the fugitives in coordination with the ICE Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center, the ICE Counterterrorism Section and ICE field offices in the following cities: Atlanta; Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco and St. Paul, Minnesota.

09/22/2016
New Orleans, LA
Child Exploitation

Don Francis, Jr., 46, of Metairie, previously admitted during his guilty plea in April 2016, that he transported child pornography. According to court documents, Feb. 5, 2014, HSI and state and local investigators executed a search warrant of Francis’ residence and discovered child pornography on a computer maintained and controlled by Francis.

09/22/2016
Amarillo, TX
Narcotics

On Sept. 20, Carlos Castro-Noriega, 34, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater to 63 months in federal prison.  Last month, Judge Fitzwater sentenced Cristina Melissa Gomez, 24, to 46 months in federal prison. 

09/22/2016
Dallas, TX
Narcotics

That superseding indictment charged Moniteveti Katoa, and the following three others, with the cocaine distribution conspiracy offense: Funaki Falahola, 34, Molitoni Katoa, 34, and Janelle Isaacs, 42.

09/22/2016
Las Cruces, NM
Narcotics

Joel Dominguez-Morales, 41, was arrested May 6, 2015, on a criminal complaint charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and participation in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Lea County, New Mexico. His co-defendants include Javier Amador-Flores, 49; Maria Marcelina Cardoza-Burciaga, 40; Jose Manuel Trujillo, 41; and Myrna Orozco, 32, a U.S. citizen.

09/21/2016
Buffalo, NY
Enforcement and Removal
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Mynor Guillermo Pinto-Lopez , 35, was repatriated on board an ICE Air flight that originated in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. After arriving in Guatemala City, ERO officers transferred Pinto-Lopez to the custody of Guatemalan law enforcement.

09/20/2016
New York, NY
Child Exploitation

Kevin Barry O’Connell was sentenced to five years in prison following his guilty plea to receiving child pornography at his residence in Patchogue, New York. O’Connell was also sentenced to five years supervised release to follow his prison sentence, during which time he must register as a sex offender and he will not be allowed unsupervised contact with minors.

09/20/2016
Chicago, IL
National Security

Hasan Edmonds, 24, also pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.  Jonas Edmonds, 31, pleaded guilty to an additional count of making a materially false statement to a law enforcement officer regarding an offense of international terrorism.

09/20/2016
Alexandria, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud

According to the court documents, Amit Chaudhry, 44, is an Indian national who became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2005.  Beginning in 2011, he was part of a large, international wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy that involved processing stolen credit card numbers and laundering the proceeds through hundreds of bank accounts.

09/20/2016
Seattle, WA
Child Exploitation

A multi-agency law enforcement operation in Thurston County targeting individuals intending to sexually exploit children resulted in the arrest of 21 males and one female, and the rescue of four children at risk of being abused.

09/20/2016
Sherman, TX
Financial Crimes

On Sept. 19, a jury found the following four men guilty of conspiracy to commit money laundering after a weeklong trial before U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant:  Miguel Rivas Estrada, 29, of Michoacán, Mexico; Felipa Torres, 49, of Dallas, Texas; Justa Centeno, 52, of Dallas; and Jose Angel Olvera, 40, of Dallas.

09/20/2016
Dallas, TX
Financial Crimes

Rolando Minano, 48, pleaded guilty in May 2016 to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud.  Rolando Minano’s ex-wife, Martha Irene Collantes, 53, and his stepson, Carlos Arturo Pastor Collantes, 32, were sentenced in May 2016 to 12 months and just over 10 months, respectively.

09/19/2016
Tampa, FL
Child Exploitation

According to evidence presented at trial, Matheus William Geronasso, 23, of Tampa, responded to an advertisement posted on Backpage.com by a person looking for individuals willing to pay to have sex with his girlfriend’s 14-year-old daughter.

09/19/2016
Washington, DC
Operational

In a September 15, 2016, ceremony at Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, DC, four ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents were among those honored with the FBI Director’s Award for Excellence.

09/19/2016
Abilene, TX
Child Exploitation

William David Harden, 65, formerly of Tye, Texas, has been in custody since his arrest based on a federal indictment in August 2015.

09/16/2016
Washington, DC
Narcotics
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“Kingdom of Shadows,” a film that features ICE HSI ASAC Oscar Hagelsieb, and highlights the realities and consequences of drug trafficking along the United States-Mexican border made its national television premiere Monday, Sept. 19, on PBS. 

09/16/2016
Chicago, IL
Operational

Daniel Raymond Glaus, 48, of Moline, Illinois, was charged Sept. 15 with one count of international parental kidnapping and one count of using a passport secured by a false statement.  The indictment and a criminal complaint were filed in the case last month.  

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