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06/11/2018
Boston, MA
Child Exploitation

"Thanks to the tireless work of our Homeland Security Investigations New Haven office, in close coordination with our local and state partners in the Connecticut Child Exploitation Task Force, this predator has been brought to justice and will no longer be in a position to harm innocent children." said Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent In Charge of HSI Boston.

06/11/2018
Newark, NJ
Enforcement and Removal
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The individuals arrested throughout New Jersey were nationals of Anguilla (1), Bangladesh (1), Cameroon (1), Colombia (4), Cuba (3), Dominican Republic (14), Ecuador (4), Egypt (1), El Salvador (10), Ghana (1), Guatemala (3), Guinea (1), Guyana (2), Haiti (3), Honduras (4), Jamaica (3), Korea (2), Macedonia (2), Mexico (12), Nicaragua (1), Pakistan (2), Philippines (4), Peru (4), Poland (1), Spain (1), St. Lucia (1), Trinidad (3), and Venezuela (2).

06/08/2018
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation

On April 19, James Marvin Reed, 62, pleaded guilty to engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place.

06/08/2018
Cairo, Egypt
Enforcement and Removal

Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General and the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility were notified of the incident.

06/08/2018
Greensboro, NC
Enforcement and Removal

ICE's ERO arrested a previously deported Mexican national and convicted child sex offender Thursday in Greensboro, North Carolina. Alejandro Cortez-Lezo, an unlawfully present Mexican national, was arrested outside his Greensboro residence Thursday morning by a Greensboro-area ICE Fugitive Operations Team.

06/07/2018
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation

Andrew Craig Sustaita, 31, from Spring, Texas, who was a former Harris County sheriff's deputy, pleaded guilty March 15 to producing and possessing child pornography.

06/07/2018
Springfield, MO
Child Exploitation

Jeffrey Raymond Everett Jr., 23, of Reeds Spring, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 25 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Everett to spend the rest of his life under supervised release after he completes his prison sentence.

06/06/2018
Washington, DC
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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The letter, originally written in 1493, was stolen from the National Library of Catalonia in Barcelona and sold for approximately $1 million.

06/06/2018
New York, NY
Child Exploitation
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Gregory John Schaffer, 39, of Bayonne, NJ, was previously found guilty on all three counts of an indictment charging him with two counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. He was convicted following a three-day trial before U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares, who imposed the sentence Tuesday in Newark federal court.

06/06/2018
Philadelphia , PA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Tyler Robert Bachtel and two others were charged, on May 24, with sex trafficking and related crimes, following an investigation by special agents with HSI Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania State Police.

06/06/2018
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation

Paul Alan Shapiro, 71, a retired auto dealership employee, pleaded guilty one day before he was set to go on trial on July 24, 2017. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Shapiro will serve 10 years in federal prison, 20 years of supervised release following his prison sentence, and will pay $20,000 total to two victims, both of whom are citizens of the Kingdom of Thailand.

06/06/2018
Great Falls, MT
Child Exploitation

Michelle Andra Joyner, 46, from Dearborn, Montana, was sentenced June 6 by U.S. District Judge Brian Morris, to 300 months in federal prison and 10 years of supervised release.

06/01/2018
Jackson, MS
Narcotics

According to court documents, the indictments resulted from an extensive Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation dubbed Operation Highlife. The Mississippi-based drug trafficking organization is charged with distributing more than 40 kilograms of methamphetamine, more than 3 kilograms of cocaine and over 100 pounds of marijuana illegally smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico across numerous states to include Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Texas, Tennessee and California.

06/01/2018
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal
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Within the three months, from January to mid-April this year, ICE prepared more than 440 detainers against aliens booked by NYPD or NYDOC.

06/01/2018
Atlanta, GA
Child Exploitation

Benjamin Jenkins, a/k/a “Rei,” a/k/a “Reithe8th,” a/k/a “Dani Domo, was indicted by a federal grand jury May 23 and ordered held in federal custody pending trial in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

05/31/2018
Los Angeles, CA
Narcotics

Adam Scott Caward, 33, received the 26-year sentence from United States District Judge John A. Kronstadt after admitting that he sold and possessed acetyl fentanyl.

05/31/2018
Manalapan, NJ
Child Exploitation

Angelo Curato, 26, is charged by complaint with one count of producing visual depictions of a child engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Curato is expected to appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda Dunn Wettre in Newark federal court.

05/31/2018
Jacksonville, FL
Worksite Enforcement

Anyi “Angie” Artica-Romero, 33, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison. Milton Noel Romero, 35, who has been in custody for about 14 months, was sentenced to time served. The defendants were also ordered to forfeit more than $800,000 in illegal proceeds from the scheme. The court also ordered the defendants to pay more than $31,000 in restitution.

05/29/2018
Great Falls, MT
Child Exploitation

Timothy Allen Weaver, 36, from Dearborn, Montana, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian Morris, to 500 months in federal prison, a lifetime of supervised release, and $3,000 in restitution to the victim.

05/25/2018
El Paso, TX
Enforcement and Removal

Hernandez is the sixth detainee to pass away in ICE custody in fiscal year 2018, which began Oct. 1, 2017.

05/25/2018
Atlanta, GA
Enforcement and Removal
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Juan Saravia-Salamanca, an unlawfully present Salvadoran national, was located and arrested by an ICE ERO Fugitive Operations Team outside his Raleigh, N.C., residence Dec. 12, 2017, after the government of El Salvador informed ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) National Gang Unit Nov. 21, 2017, that it had issued a warrant for Mr. Saravia-Salamanca’s arrest.

05/25/2018
Dallas, TX
Enforcement and Removal

Deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed Emmanuel Olugbenga Omopariola, 61, to Nigeria May 24.  He had been in ICE custody in the Dallas area since his arrest on April 18, 2018, when he surrendered himself at the ERO Dallas Field Office.

05/25/2018
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal
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Of the 156 arrested, 74 had criminal convictions.  One hundred forty-seven men and nine women were arrested; they range in age from 19 to 64 years old.

05/25/2018
Eagle Pass, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

In addition to the 39 illegal aliens administratively arrested on immigration violations, HSI special agents also criminally arrested one U.S. citizen who is a suspected human smuggler; he has been federally charged with human smuggling.

05/24/2018
New York, NY
Narcotics
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Richard Laugel is charged with the unlawful possession of firearms silencers, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison; possession with intent to distribute narcotics, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; and the unlawful possession of firearms with defaced serial numbers, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

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