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04/19/2019
New York, NY
Cyber Crimes
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More than 200 law enforcement personnel from local, state and federal partners attended ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York’s first Cyber Crime Symposium Thursday, highlighting HSI capabilities in the cyber world, emphasizing theneed for partnerships with prosecutor’s offices and law enforcement in combating cybercrimes.  

04/19/2019
Houston, TX
Financial Crimes

Hitesh Madhubhai Patel, 42, of Ahmedabad, India, arrived in the United States and is scheduled to be arraigned April 19 in Houston. The indictment, which was unsealed in October 2016, charged Patel and 60 other individuals and entities with general conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy.

04/18/2019
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Eleven of the targets were arrested pursuant to federal arrest warrants issued in the District of Massachusetts for charges of aggravated identity theft and misuse of a Social Security Number; the final target was arrested on probable cause for the same violations.

04/18/2019
Great Falls, MT
Narcotics

Michael Joseph Jacobson, 57, from Great Falls, previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

04/18/2019
Orlando, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud

According to court documents, in 2007, Alain Nezius, 36, was removed to Haiti following multiple convictions for possession of cocaine, delivery of cocaine, and possession of cocaine with the intent to sell or deliver it.

04/18/2019
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Chan Hung Le, 44, was arrested Tuesday morning by special agents with ICE's HSI pursuant to a criminal complaint that charges him with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods, conspiracy to illegally import merchandise, conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft.

04/17/2019
Philadelphia, PA
Enforcement and Removal

On June 11, 2017, Sergio Vitor Fagundes-De Oliveira, 29, was encountered by the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) as he attempted to enter the United States illegally. USBP issued him a Notice and Order of Expedited Removal, charging him as being removable pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

04/17/2019
Tyler, TX
Enforcement and Removal

Jose Eduardo Melara-Carcamo, 33, was named in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury on April 17 charging him with illegal re-entry of a deported alien.

04/16/2019
Rockford, IL
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Luis Alfredo Delacruz, 49, from DeKalb, Illinois, was indicted on the following charges:  two counts of bringing aliens into the United States at a place other than a designated port of entry for commercial advantage or private financial gain; two counts of bringing aliens into the U.S. at a place other than a designated port of entry; two counts of transporting illegal aliens within the U.S. for commercial advantage or private financial gain; and, eight counts of harboring illegal aliens for commercial advantage or private financial gain.

04/16/2019
Newark, NJ
Enforcement and Removal
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Veronica Del Rosario Suasnavas-Montaquiza entered the U.S. as a nonimmigrant alien March 22, 2016, however, did not depart the country in accordance with the terms of her visa.

04/16/2019
Boston, MA
Narcotics

Fourteen individuals were arrested as part of the operation, with two other suspects charged but still at large. The nearly 1,000 bags of heroin and 70 grams of cocaine base were seized by law enforcement after searches conducted on three residences and one hotel room in the area.

04/15/2019
Springfield, MO
Child Exploitation

George Ralph Pollock, of Springfield, Missouri, was sentenced to 360 months in federal prison without parole by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes. On April 3, 2018, Pollock pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting a child.

04/15/2019
Beaumont, TX
Enforcement and Removal

Luis Garcia-Torres, a 49-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, pleaded guilty April 15 to unlawful re-entry by a deported alien. According to information presented in court, Garcia-Torres was arrested in Orange County, Texas, on Jan. 13, 2019, for driving while intoxicated.

04/12/2019
San Antonio, TX
Child Exploitation

Tommy Ray Garcia, 23, from San Antonio, was sentenced April 11 by U.S. District Judge David A. Ezra to 360 months in federal prison to be followed by 10 years of supervised release.  On Jan. 2, 2019, Garcia pleaded guilty to one count of producing child pornography.

04/12/2019
Chicago, IL
Financial Crimes

Brian Brundage owned Intercon Solutions Inc. and EnviroGreen Processing LLC, which purported to recycle electronic waste on behalf of corporate and governmental clients.

04/11/2019
Corpus Christi, TX
Child Exploitation

On April 11, Jesus Ramirez Jr., 27, was sentenced to 280 months (23 years and four months) in federal prison for producing child pornography; Julio Cesar Diaz, 31, was sentenced to 23 years (276 months) in federal prison for producing child pornography and online solicitation of a minor.

04/11/2019
Orlando, FL
Operational

A man was sentenced yesterday to seven years and three months in federal prison for forcible assaulting a federal officer causing bodily injury.

04/11/2019
Oklahoma City, OK
Narcotics

An indictment filed on Nov. 13, 2018, charged Jerry James Kendall Ritchie, 32, of Enid, Oklahoma, with possessing 13.9 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possessing a firearm after a felony conviction, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

04/11/2019
Washington, DC
Enforcement and Removal

ICE announced today the creation of a “VOICE Most Wanted” fugitives list, highlighting fugitives connected to victims and families of victims who have sought help or information from ICE through the Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office.

04/10/2019
St. Paul, MN
Child Exploitation

Nearly four dozen people are facing state felony charges after being arrested for attempting to solicit children for sex following a four-day sting operation conducted during the Final Four weekend of the NCAA basketball tournament.

04/09/2019
Laredo, TX
Narcotics

Gabriel Garrido Isaias, 41, from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, was originally charged by criminal complaint March 15, 2019, and was later remanded to custody. On April 9, a Laredo grand jury returned the two-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to import and importing methamphetamine into the United States. Garrido Isaias is scheduled to be arraigned April 18.

04/09/2019
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Univar USA Inc. (Univar), a subsidiary of Univar Inc., of Downers Grove, Illinois, has agreed to pay the United States $62.5 million to settle allegations under the customs penalty statute that it was grossly negligent or negligent when it imported 36 shipments of transshipped saccharin between 2007 and 2012.

04/09/2019
Newark, NJ
Document and Benefit Fraud

Pal Singh, a/k/a “Surinder Singh,” a/k/a “Harpal Singh,” 67, an Indian national, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas to an information charging him with one count of attempted naturalization fraud.

04/08/2019
Newark, NJ
Enforcement and Removal
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The individuals arrested throughout New Jersey were nationals of Brazil (3), Costa Rica (3), Dominican Republic (1), Ecuador (16), El Salvador (8), Guatemala (24), Honduras (14), Jamaica (1), Mexico (41), Nicaragua (1), Peru (6), Poland (2), Spain (2), and Trinidad (1).

04/08/2019
Springfield, MO
Narcotics

Danny R. Jones, 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 18 years in federal prison without parole.  On June 27, 2018, he pleaded guilty to possessing heroin with the intent to distribute.

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