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04/01/2016
Chicago, IL
Document and Benefit Fraud
Dr. Kostic, 59, and Pozdol, 47, both from Chicago, are each charged with one count of knowingly making false statements in a document submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Dr. Kostic is also charged with one count of attempted unlawful procurement of citizenship or naturalization. Both charges carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
03/22/2016
Bangor, ME
Document and Benefit Fraud
Robert Jerome Bond, 47, of Gardiner, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for theft of public money and an additional two years for aggravated identity theft.
03/03/2016
Tallahassee, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
Michael Daniel Rubens, 31, formerly of Tallahassee, admitted between January 2012 and January 2015, he publicly humiliated dozens of young women by hacking into their online accounts, including email and social media, stealing photographs and other personal information, using the photographs to create pornography, and posting the pornographic images on social media websites and on a revenge pornography website that was recently shut down by the FBI.
03/01/2016
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud
On March 20, 2013, Francis J. Moloney, fraudulently obtained a driver’s license using the identity and Social Security number of an Irish national and former permanent legal resident, after that person renounced his legal status in the United States and returned to Ireland.
02/23/2016
Chicago, IL
Document and Benefit Fraud
After a five-day trial in federal court, the jury convicted Enkhchimeg Ulziibayar Edwards, aka “Eni Edwards,” on two counts of witness tampering and two counts of making false statements to the Executive Branch of the U.S. government.
02/12/2016
Sacramento, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Helaman Hansen, 63, of Elk Grove, is named in a 13-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud; 11 counts of mail fraud; and one count of wire fraud. The charges are the result of an investigation by the FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
02/09/2016
San Juan, PR
Document and Benefit Fraud
According to the 10-count indictment, Luis R. Santos-Baez, 32, forged and agreed to use supposedly legal documents bearing the false signatures of U.S Bankruptcy Court judges Mildred Caban-Flores and Edward A. Godoy, for the purpose of authenticating said documents for the bankruptcy proceedings.
02/09/2016
Santa Ana, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Ken Zhiyi Liang, 39, of Irvine, was sentenced Monday afternoon by U.S. District Judge Andrew J. Guildford. Liang was found guilty in September of conspiring to obstruct justice, obstructing justice, and tampering with a witness, who is referred to in court papers as “D.L.”
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.
01/28/2016
Worcester, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Patria Zuniga, 53, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, pleaded guilty to eight counts of wire fraud. Zuniga’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 24, 2016.

01/22/2016
Seattle, WA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Dalia Ivette Singh, aka Dalia Pena, 62, now residing in Clearwater, Florida, pleaded guilty to four counts of wire fraud in October. At the sentencing hearing, Singh was order to pay $222,000 in restitution to her victims.
01/20/2016
Providence, RI
Document and Benefit Fraud
Nimon Naphaeng, 34, a native and citizen of Thailand, who currently resides in Wakefield, Rhode Island, was charged with a 26-count indictment, for charges including visa fraud, mail fraud, aggravated identity theft and international money laundering.
01/15/2016
Cedar Rapids, IA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Ken Ngombwa, 56, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was convicted of the following crimes: one count of unlawfully procuring or attempting to procure naturalization or citizenship; one count of procuring citizenship to which he was not entitled; one count of conspiracy to unlawfully procure citizenship; and one count of making a materially false statement to agents of the Department of Homeland Security.
01/13/2016
Houston, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 24, was charged in a sealed indictment returned Jan. 6. These charges resulted from an investigation conducted by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and U.S. Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with the assistance of the Houston Police Department.
01/04/2016
Philadelphia, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Leonard Herrington, 42, was found guilty by a federal jury Sept. 4, 2015, for his role as a mid-level participant in a larger fraud conspiracy. He recruited and managed other co-conspirators in the extensive identity theft and fraud ring that spanned two states and defrauded seven financial institutions.
12/15/2015
San Jose, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

SAN JOSE, Calif. – A former San Jose immigration consultant was sentenced to 18 months in jail Monday and ordered to pay a $15,000 fine for encouraging illegal immigration for private financial gain, mail fraud, and willfully contributing to a fraudulent tax return.

12/10/2015
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Princehakeem Awolesi, 48, of Lynn, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to illegally obtaining U.S. citizenship, a U.S. passport and using a false Social Security number. Awolesi was arrested in August 2015 and charged with violating various federal immigration and social security laws. His sentencing is scheduled for March 17, 2016.
12/09/2015
Houston, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
The indictment was returned under seal Nov. 18 and unsealed Dec. 9. Folarin H. Alabi, 33, Justice Daniel, 40, and Ifeoma Adamolekun, 39, all of Houston, were taken into custody Dec. 9.
12/08/2015
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Rommer Valdez, 39, of Boston, was sentenced to five months in prison and three years of supervised release, the first five months of which is to be served in home confinement. He must also forfeit $26,200 and pay a fine of $3,000. Valdez had previously pleaded guilty in July to one count of conspiring to produce a false identification document.
12/04/2015
Chicago, IL
Document and Benefit Fraud
According to an indictment returned last month in U.S. District Court in Chicago, Dr. Marek Walczyk and Katarzyna Fergemann fraudulently declared U.S. citizenship applicants as suffering from a physical or mental impairment that purportedly rendered them unable to demonstrate the required knowledge of U.S. history and the English language.
12/02/2015
Philadelphia, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Saud Saleh, 30, owned and operated Twinz Meat Market, a retail grocery store, now defunct, that was located at 3083 Kensington Ave. in Philadelphia. At his guilty plea hearing, the defendant admitted that he knowingly trafficked in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program.
11/30/2015
Norfolk, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
According to court records, the defendants conspired to obtain reimbursement payments from the Virginia Medicaid Assistance Program by submitting false claims for mental health support services in 2011 and 2012.
11/19/2015
Dallas, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
Sherin Thawer, 45, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated identity theft.
11/17/2015
Minneapolis, MN
Document and Benefit Fraud
Mark Alin Hammerschmidt, 48, of Prior Lake, Minnesota, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to defraud the United States. Ornella Angelina Hammerschmidt, 36, also of Prior Lake, pleaded guilty to one count of tax fraud.

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