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02/08/2016
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Enforcement and Removal
Carlo Figueroa-Macedo, who entered the United States in 1977 as a lawful immigrant, was ordered removed by an immigration judge in August 2011. Figueroa-Macedo’s lawful status was revoked based on his criminal convictions involving moral turpitude.
02/08/2016
Tampa, FL
Financial Crimes
Naadir Cassim, 40, of Barcelona, Spain, and Orlando; Jon Craig Nelson, 69, of Houston, Texas; Michael Skillern, 49, of Houston, Texas; and Adriana Maria Camargo, a/k/a Adriana Palomino, 37, of Barcelona, Spain; each face a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison on the conspiracy count, 20 years’ imprisonment on the money laundering conspiracy count and 20 years in prison for each mail fraud count.
02/08/2016
Washington, DC
Operational
ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending February 5, 2016
02/08/2016
Houston, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Chudy and Sandra Nsobundu, 56 and 50, respectively, of Katy, Texas, were arrested Feb. 8 and are expected to make their initial appearance Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy Johnson. The criminal complaint was filed under seal Feb. 5, and automatically unsealed upon their arrests.
02/08/2016
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation
Michael Lee Martinez, 46, of Galveston, was sentenced to 360 months for each of three counts of producing child pornography, which are to be served concurrently.
02/05/2016
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
This day serves as an opportunity to reflect on victims who have suffered from female genital mutilation/cutting, including many women and girls who have died or suffered lifelong health complications from the practice. The day also renews a global commitment to the health and well-being of all women, girls and communities by eliminating the practice.
02/05/2016
Bangor, ME
Child Exploitation
Daniel Lajoie, Jr., 46, of Bowdoinham, Maine was sentenced to 57 months in prison on one count of possession of child pornography. Lajoie pleaded guilty to the charge on October 8, 2015.
02/05/2016
Salt Lake City, UT
Enforcement and Removal
Those arrested had criminal histories that included convictions for the following crimes: driving under the influence (DUI), burglary, resisting officer, making a false report, hit and run, obstructing a police officer, forgery, damage property, cocaine possession, assault, shoplifting, narcotic equipment possession, simple assault, amphetamine possession, dangerous drugs (heroin), carrying a concealed weapon, and controlled substance distribution.
02/04/2016
San Francisco, CA
Intellectual Property Rights
The results from Operation Team Player, an ongoing effort developed by the HSI-led National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) to crackdown on the illegal importation of counterfeit sports apparel and merchandise, were revealed at a press conference hosted by the NFL with participation from ICE, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Bay-area law-enforcement agencies.
02/04/2016
Fresno, CA
Child Exploitation
Juan Martin Torres, 28, of Firebaugh, was found guilty on one count of enticing a minor to engage in unlawful sexual activity. The case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California.
02/02/2016
Victoria, TX
Child Exploitation
James Peyton Busbee Jr., 30, was sentenced Feb. 2 to 360 months in prison by Senior U.S. District Judge John D. Rainey. At the hearing, an HSI special agent testified that Busbee used a pipe laced with methamphetamine during the assault of a child.
02/02/2016
Seattle, WA
Child Exploitation
Jason Christopher Pauer, 45, of Seattle, was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in December 2013 at Silver Star ski area in British Columbia, Canada.
02/02/2016
Corpus Christi, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Miguel Hernandez-Maldonado, 42, Manuel Garcia-Cabrera, 40, and Luis Diaz-Tinoco, 47, all illegal aliens from Mexico, pleaded guilty to the charges Oct. 29, 2015. All three were convicted of one count of conspiracy to transport illegal aliens and one count of illegal re-entry after deportation.
02/02/2016
Kansas City, KS
Document and Benefit Fraud
Samantha C. Elmer, 33, of Lawrence, Kansas, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated identity theft. In her plea she admitted she forged her husband’s signature on a document giving her consent to take their two daughters to Europe.
02/02/2016
Topeka, KS
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Tiara Jade Newman, 22, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking. In her plea, she admitted that on March 21, 2015, she and her husband, co-defendant Reginald Newman, 29, took a 17-year-old girl from Topeka to Junction City, Kansas, for the purpose of prostitution.
02/01/2016
Denver, CO
Intellectual Property Rights
Junaid Qadir, 33, of Karachi, Pakistan, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver Aug. 22, 2012. A superseding indictment was obtained June 25, 2015. He was arrested last spring after he traveled from Pakistan to Germany, which has U.S. extradition laws.
02/01/2016
Lubbock, TX
Narcotics
The indictment charges each of the following defendants with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine: Isabel Soto, Veronica Sanchez Lopez, Monty Fred Humble, Martin Leonard Lomas, Michael Brent Watson, Joe Louis Lara, Cruz Lee Betancur, Richard Luke Elam, Jonathon Christopher Chapa, Christopher Ray Lovington, Erica Dominguez.
02/01/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Contraband
The 13 defendants, who are named in a criminal complaint filed Sunday charging them with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, include: Hector Raul Bernal-Lara, Ricardo Sanchez-Marquez, Daniel Aguilar, Mark Garcia, Susana Tobaldo, Kevin Tes, Josh Rubio, Alfonso Aguilar-Ballestros, Jesus Moreno-Sepulveda, Santiago Galvan-Carrillo, Paul Armenta-Bueno, Bryan Castro, Daniel Fernando-Huizar.
02/01/2016
Washington, DC
Operational
ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending January 29, 2016
02/01/2016
Fresno, CA
Operational
Jose Javier Rosas, aka Jose Javier Rosas Jimenez, 62, was sentenced Monday. The case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California.
02/01/2016
Newark, NJ
287g Immigration and Nationality Act
ICE ERO Newark recognized its local partners at correctional facilities in Monmouth and Hudson counties for their ongoing efforts to help identify individuals detained on serious criminal charges who fall under the ICE priorities.
02/01/2016
Dallas, TX
Enforcement and Removal
Benito Alvarez-Gonzalez, 31, is accused of kidnapping two 15- and 17-year-old boys in Mexico in December 2015. He allegedly raped and shot the 17-year-old boy five times killing him; but the 15-year-old was able to escape and notify Mexican authorities.
01/29/2016
Santa Ana, CA
Child Exploitation
Robert “Bob” Warden Phillips, 65, of Lake Forest, made his initial appearance in federal court Monday and pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was released on a $50,000 bond pending trial, which is slated to begin March 22.
01/29/2016
Fairview Heights, IL
Contraband
Matthew Short, 29, of Marion, Illinois, pleaded guilty Jan. 28 in federal court to importing a controlled substance from China (anabolic steroids).
01/29/2016
Philadelphia, PA
Narcotics
Francisco Lopez, 37, a Mexican national formerly residing in Tuscon, Arizona, was the leader of an international drug trafficking organization which brought thousands of kilograms of marijuana from Mexico and laundered millions of dollars of drug proceeds.

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