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05/06/2015
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal
Imran Farooq Mandhai, 32, pleaded guilty in August 2002 in the Southern District of Florida to conspiring to bomb electrical power stations and a National Guard Armory as part of a jihad mission in the United States.
05/05/2015
San Salvador, El Salvador
Enforcement and Removal
Wilfredo Hernandez Pastora was charged with homicide Oct. 15 and later convicted. He fled to the United States after having been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.
05/05/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Under the terms of his plea agreement, Andres Salinas faces a maximum sentence of six years, but not fewer than four years in federal prison, followed by a maximum of 15 years of supervised release. Also, he will be required to register as a sex offender after he completes his sentence.
05/05/2015
Dallas, TX
Enforcement and Removal
Jorge Amauri Domingos-Nascimento, 52, departed on a commercial flight from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport under ICE escort Monday night; he arrived in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday morning, and was turned over to Brazilian authorities without incident.
05/04/2015
Boston, MA
Narcotics
Santucci, Kenyhercz, Bertanza, Chickos, Gentile, Fernandes and Mase have been released on bond. Pecora remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing on May 5, 2015.
05/04/2015
New Orleans, LA
Enforcement and Removal
Sergio Tulo Vargas, 34, faces up to two years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted of illegally re-entering the United States following his 2012 removal.
05/02/2015
Paterson, NJ
Financial Crimes
These arrests resulted from an investigation by ICE HSI and the Passaic County (New Jersey) Narcotics, Gangs and Violent Crimes Task Force. Authorities arrested the following on one count each of promoting gambling, and possession of gambling records: Diana A. Nunez, Maximo Beltre, and Carlos B. Nouel.
05/01/2015
Oklahoma City, OK
Financial Crimes
Bartice Alan King, aka “Luke,” 44, of Spring, Texas, was found guilty of conducting an illegal gambling business and engaging in a conspiracy to commit money laundering. A sentencing hearing has not yet been set.
05/01/2015
Waterville, OH
Enforcement and Removal
On April 24, members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, and ERO tracked Peach Girling to a Waterville, Ohio residence, where he was arrested on immigration charges for violating the terms of the Visa Waiver Program. He will remain in ICE custody pending removal from the United States.
05/01/2015
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation

In late 2011, Oscar Ernesto Avila Osorio entered the United States without inspection near McAllen, Texas. His entry into the United States took place around the same time he was charged in El Salvador for the rape of a minor.

05/01/2015
Waco, TX
Operational
On Wednesday, April 15, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Senior Special Agent Brent Easter traveled to Waco, Texas to discuss art smuggling at Baylor University Law School.
05/01/2015
San Francisco , CA
Transnational Gangs
“Nothing can erase the pain and sorrow caused by Flores’ vicious, unrepentant, criminal behavior," U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said. “I hope that the life sentence imposed against him brings some measure of relief to Flores’ victims and their families, and that they will at least feel a sense of justice. I am extraordinarily proud of the professionalism and bravery demonstrated by the men and women of law enforcement in this case. They are true heroes and we are especially thankful for their service and commitment to the pursuit of justice."
05/01/2015
Greenbelt, MD
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

GREENBELT, Md. – A federal jury convicted a Springfield, Virginia, man Friday for attempting to illegally export defense articles, specifically firearms parts and accessories, to Lebanon, and for smuggling goods from the United States. This case was investigated by U.S.

05/01/2015
Camden, NJ
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Abelardo Delmundo, 53, of Toms River, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act and U.S. anti-smuggling laws.
04/30/2015
Midland, TX
Child Exploitation
Kyle Unterbrink, 47, was also ordered to pay $51,000 restitution to the identified victims of the child pornography he possessed and distributed. He is to be placed on supervised release for 10 years after he completes his prison term.
04/30/2015
Miami, FL
Enforcement and Removal
On March 20, the U.S. Coast Guard encountered Nash on board a 26-foot vessel attempting to enter the country illegally. Nash was detained, processed by Border Patrol and subsequently transferred to ICE custody for his removal.
04/30/2015
Del Rio, TX
Child Exploitation
Emilio Villalobos-Alcala, 29, and Jose Eluid Lugo-Lopez, 27, both from Mexico, were sentenced April 30 to life imprisonment for the following convictions: conspiracy to import marijuana, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and smuggling goods from the United States.
04/30/2015
Washington, DC
Operational
On Instagram, ICE will share images from across the agency to showcase the important work carried out every day by our more than 20,000 dedicated employees.
04/30/2015
Tenancingo, Mexico
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Paulino Ramirez-Granados, who had been on the most wanted list since 2010, was charged in the Eastern District of New York with sex trafficking, alien smuggling, money laundering and conspiracy to import aliens.
04/30/2015
El Paso, TX
Child Exploitation
In addition to his prison sentence, Albert Hibbert, 44, was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, to supervised release for 20 years after he completes his prison sentence, and to register as a sex offender.
04/30/2015
New York, NY
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Akbar Ahmad Sherzai, 50, of Centerville, Virginia, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bribery. Sherzai offered to bribe a U.S. Army serviceman to falsify documents to reflect the successful delivery of fuel shipments that Army records indicate were never delivered.
04/30/2015
New York, NY
Financial Crimes
Genadi Yagodayev, 37, is the fourth conviction in connection with the investigation into Rockford Group.
04/30/2015
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Damion Hard, 40, aka World, and Aaron Granton, 40, aka E-Bay of Brooklyn, face a mandatory life imprisonment when sentenced. Granton was also convicted for his participation in a murder-for-hire scheme.
04/29/2015
Houston, TX
Financial Crimes
The indictment was returned under seal April 29 and unsealed upon the arrest of Avery Lamarr Ayers, 48. He is expected to make his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Wm. Smith April 30.
04/29/2015
Santa Ana, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
As detailed in the affidavits in support of those search warrants, federal agents are investigating multiple Chinese maternity operations in Southern California for suspected immigration fraud and tax fraud, as well as failing to report foreign bank accounts in China and Hong Kong.
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