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01/24/2020
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs

Tomas Rivera, a/k/a Profugo, a/k/a Caballo, a/k/a Jonas Portillo Escobar pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to commit murder and extortion for his role as an MS-13 gang member, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Tatum King. The guilty plea was received by the Honorable Edward J. Davila, United States District Judge.

01/24/2020
Anchorage, AK
Narcotics

Abel Cruz-Perez, 24, of Anchorage, was sentenced Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, by Sr. U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Beistline to serve 33 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release.

01/23/2020
Atlanta, GA
Enforcement and Removal

Elizabeth Roxanne Haysom, 55, convicted of two counts of accessory before the fact to murder was removed from the U.S. Wednesday, pursuant to a final order of removal, by officers with ICE's ERO.

01/23/2020
Phoenix, AZ
Child Exploitation
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Joseph Charles Nolan, 51, was sentenced by Commissioner Julie LaFave in Maricopa Superior Court also who also ordered him to serve a consecutive term of lifetime probation in addition to requiring him to register as a sex offender.

01/23/2020
Philadelphia, PA
Enforcement and Removal

ICE ERO removed Eldar Rezvanov on Jan. 16, to his home country of Kazakhstan via commercial aircraft.

01/22/2020
San Salvador, El Salvador
Enforcement and Removal

The workshop, which took place in early December 2019, offered participants presentations about the SAFE task force program and later broke them into groups to formulate additional ideas on how to best expand the SAFE program throughout Latin America and around the world.

01/22/2020
McAllen, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Brenda Yadira Gamez-Castaneda, aka Guera La Trailera, 41, of Mexico was sentenced Jan. 22 before U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez to 120 months for her role in a conspiracy to transport illegal aliens. Gamez-Castaneda is illegally present in the United States and has previously been deported. She also received 24 months for illegally reentering the U.S. Her sentences will run concurrently. Once her sentence is completed, authorities will reinstate her prior order of removal to Mexico.

01/22/2020
Fargo, ND
Child Exploitation

Dustin James Gilleo, 33, of Wahpeton, North Dakota, was sentenced before U.S. District Court Chief Judge Peter D. Welte to serve 10 years in federal prison following his conviction for transporting a minor to engage in sexual activity.

01/22/2020
Laredo, TX
Narcotics

Jose Ramos-Delgadillo, 32, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced Jan. 22 to 46 months in federal prison. Ramos-Delgadillo, who was illegally present in the U.S., is expected to face removal proceedings following the sentence.

01/22/2020
Portland, OR
Child Exploitation

Darryl Gartley, 23, pleaded guilty on Aug. 12, 2019, to two counts of sex trafficking minors before U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Simon of the District of Oregon, who sentenced him earlier today and remanded him to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

01/22/2020
San Francisco, CA
Child Exploitation

David Jahve Nin, 40, of Salida, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill to 16 years and eight months in prison for receiving child pornography, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. Agents with ICE's HSI in San Francisco and Phoenix, Arizona actively worked the investigation contributing to the prosecution and sentencing of the case.

01/22/2020
Wilmington, DE
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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Following a lengthy investigation by HSI, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware, and the Italian Carabinieri Command for Protection of Cultural Heritage, investigators determined that, sometime in or around 1875, the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice, Italy acquired a copy of the Columbus Letter-Plannck I, described above. At an unknown time between 1985 and 1988, the Columbus Letter-Plannck I was stolen from the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.

01/21/2020
Los Angeles, CA
Child Exploitation

Daniel Patrick Diaz, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge S. James Otero. Diaz pleaded guilty in July to four counts of receipt and distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

01/21/2020
Atlanta, GA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

As part of the month-long awareness campaign, HSI Atlanta is speaking in several high-profile events around the southeast. Events include: conducting presentations at the 5th annual Tapestri Human Trafficking Forum in Atlanta, the 5th annual Traffick Jam event in Savannah, and the United States Attorney’s Office Human Trafficking taskforce meeting in Birmingham, Alabama.

01/21/2020
Philadelphia, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Ana Molina, 56, owned and operated Ana Molina & Associates, a/k/a Molina Multilegal Services, on Castor Avenue in Philadelphia, PA, through which she falsely claimed to be an attorney (or at times a paralegal) who could obtain lawful immigration status for them from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

01/18/2020
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal

ICE uses statutorily-authorized immigration subpoenas to obtain information as part of investigations regarding potential removable aliens.

01/18/2020
Washington, DC
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

This month offers a unique opportunity to build on existing momentum to eliminate this crime and ensure all people are treated with dignity and respect. Throughout January, law enforcement works with communities across the nation to promote the work being done to prevent human trafficking and support those who have fallen victim to these crimes.

01/17/2020
Denver, CO
Document and Benefit Fraud

Rajesh Ramcharan, 45, Diann Ramcharan, 37, Sergeant Galima Murry, 31, and Pastor Ken Harvell, 60, were found guilty, Jan. 17, after a nine-day jury trial for conspiracy to commit marriage fraud and making false statements regarding that fraud to the government.

01/17/2020
Tampa, FL
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
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This outreach campaign was part of January’s Human Trafficking Awareness Month and began in 2019.

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.

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