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12/07/2018
Newark, NJ
Enforcement and Removal
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Four individuals in the country illegally who have Interpol warrants based on crimes they committed in their home countries were among 105 foreign nationals taken into custody during a five-day operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) last week in New Jersey.

12/07/2018
New York, NY
Worksite Enforcement
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McAllister Towing & Transportation Company, Inc. (McAllister Towing) and its 13 subsidiaries operate a fleet of tugs, barges and ferries in all major East Coast ports of the United States, including but not limited to New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Charleston, Port Everglades and San Juan.

12/06/2018
Cincinnati, OH
Child Exploitation
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Kenneth B. Hendricks, 77, of Cincinnati, was arrested by Manila-based HSI special agents alongside Filipino  authorities Tuesday evening in the Philippines, where he currently serves as a missionary priest.

12/06/2018
Bogota, Colombia
Financial Crimes
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HSI Bogota special agents and the TCIU initiated Operation Viridi in November 2017 to target a Bulk Cash Smuggling Organization (BCSO) operating between Mexico, Colombia, and Europe found to utilize money couriers to smuggle large quantities of U.S. currency believed to be derived from drug trafficking concealed within double-sided suitcases, body carried, or transported internally to avoid the currency reporting requirements in violation of Colombian law. To date Operation Viridi has led to 55 arrests and 48 cash seizures totaling $5,960,676.00 USD.

12/06/2018
Boston, MA
Enforcement and Removal

Criminal histories of those arrested during the operation included charges and convictions for: Murder, Aggravated Identity Theft, Assault, Attempted Assault, Cocaine Possession, Cocaine Trafficking, Criminal, DUI and multiple other categories of crimes.

12/04/2018
New York, NY
Financial Crimes
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The indictment charges Ramses Owens, Dirk Brauer, Richard Gaffey, and Harald Joachim Von Der Goltz, with wire fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, and other offenses in connection with their roles in a decades-long criminal scheme perpetrated by Mossack Fonseca & Co. (“Mossack Fonseca”), a Panamanian-based global law firm, and related entities.

12/04/2018
Philadelphia , PA
Enforcement and Removal

Laveaux Francois, 56, a native of Haiti and citizen of Canada, entered the United States without admission or parole by an immigration officer.

12/03/2018
New York, NY
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
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Raul Granados-Rendon, a member of the Granados family sex trafficking ring based in Tenancingo, Tlaxcala, Mexico, was sentenced Monday in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) to eight years’ imprisonment.

12/03/2018
Jacksonville, FL
Enforcement and Removal

Guerman Volkov, 56, was pronounced dead at University of Florida Health Jacksonville Medical Center. Mr. Volkov died two days after he was discharged from another Jacksonville hospital after he made the decision to discontinue all medical treatment. The official cause of Mr. Volkov’s death is under investigation but is believed to be cardiac-related natural causes.

11/30/2018
Philadelphia, PA
Enforcement and Removal
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Fuyi Sun, 54, aka “Frank,” a citizen of the People’s Republic of China, was sentenced in New York federal court to three years in prison for violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) in connection with a scheme to illegally export to China, without a license, high-grade carbon fiber, which is used primarily in aerospace and military applications. 

11/29/2018
New York, NY
Worksite Enforcement
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A dozen New York based businesses have partnered with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New York Thursday by joining the agency’s employment compliance program IMAGE, or “ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers.”

11/29/2018
Great Falls, MT
Narcotics

Michael Christopher Laird, 26, of California, pleaded guilty on Aug. 23 to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

11/29/2018
Phoenix, AZ
Narcotics

Pharmacist Vilawoe Aku Boadu, 39, of Peoria, Ariz., was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan to 120 months in prison. Zinka Sisic, 30, of Phoenix, who worked as a Pharmacy Technician for Boadu, was previously sentenced to 48 months in prison. Boadu and Sisic were both convicted of conspiring to distribute controlled substances and conspiring to launder money involved in a drug trafficking offense.

11/28/2018
Plano, TX
Child Exploitation

Joseph Patrick Mosher, 49, from Carrollton, Texas, was named in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury on Nov. 15, 2018, charging him with sexually exploiting a child.  Mosher appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kimberly Priest Johnson Nov. 19 and was ordered detained until trial.

11/26/2018
Tacoma, WA
Enforcement and Removal

Consistent with the agency’s protocols, the appropriate state health and local law enforcement agencies have been notified about the death, as have the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General and the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility.

11/26/2018
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights
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Roughly 33,600 website domain names were criminally seized in a collaborative effort between ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Europol, Interpol and police agencies from 26 different countries. Industry partners participating in the operation were fully responsible for civilly seizing 1.21 million domain names and shutting down 2.2 million erroneous ecommerce links featured on social media platforms and third-party marketplaces.

11/21/2018
Dallas, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Following a sting operation at a Dallas hotel earlier this month, law enforcement liberated dozens of women sold for sex, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox, Northern District of Texas.

11/20/2018
Houston, TX
Enforcement and Removal
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Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) on Friday removed five illegal aliens from El Salvador, who were fugitives wanted in their home country for various serious crimes, including aggravated murder.

11/20/2018
Washington, DC
Financial Crimes

Raul Gorrin Belisario, 50, a Venezuelan citizen with a residence in Miami, Florida, was charged in an indictment filed, Aug. 16, 2017, in the Southern District of Florida with one count of conspiracy to violate the FCPA, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering and nine counts of money laundering. Former Venezuelan National Treasurer Alejandro Andrade Cedeno, 54, a Venezuelan citizen residing in Wellington, Florida, pleaded guilty under seal, Dec. 22, 2017, to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Gabriel Arturo Jimenez Aray, 50, a Venezuelan citizen residing in Chicago, Illinois, and former owner of the Banco Peravia bank, pleaded guilty under seal, March 20, 2018, in the Southern District of Florida to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

11/20/2018
Denver, CO
Narcotics

Margarito Yepez-Sanchez, 25, an illegal alien from Mexico, was first charged by criminal complaint on Sept. 21, 2017.  

11/20/2018
New York, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
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Andreea Dumitru, a/k/a “Andreea Dumitru Parcalaboiu,” an immigration attorney based in Queens, New York, was found guilty Nov. 19 in Manhattan federal court of asylum fraud, making false statements to immigration authorities, and aggravated identity theft.

11/20/2018
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
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A female MS-13 gang member wanted to face charges in El Salvador was arrested under Operation Matador in March, pursuant to an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations.  She was removed Nov. 16 to El Salvador by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). 

11/19/2018
New York, NY
Narcotics
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Six gang members and associates of the violent New York City gang, “Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods”, also known as “Nine Trey,” were charged Monday following an investigation by ICE's HSI New York with the NYPD and the New York Field Division of the ATF.  This investigation led to an indictment with multiple charges to include racketeering and firearms offenses.

11/16/2018
Philadelphia, PA
Child Exploitation

Jose Carrillo, 27, was federally indicted and charged with trafficking in and possessing more than 37,000 images and videos of pornographic images of children, toddlers, and infants on the Internet. The indictment charges the defendant with committing these crimes as recently as October 19, 2018.

11/16/2018
El Paso, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
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Federico Garcia Jr., 44, who had worked for the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) at the ports of entry in the 1990s, faces up to 20 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to defrauding numerous legal and illegal aliens.

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