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05/31/2017
Newark, NJ
Enforcement and Removal

On April 14, 2016, ICE lodged an immigration detainer on Elder Antonio Quintero Rodriguez, a Honduran citizen. On May 19, 2017, the facility released him from custody without notifying ICE. Quintero Rodriguez has a felony conviction of endangering abuse; the neglect of a child. On April 21, 2017, ICE lodged an immigration detainer on Rolando Herrera Saavedra, a Mexican citizen. On April 29, 2017, the facility released him from custody without notifying ICE. Herrera Saavedra is currently facing state criminal charges. 

05/31/2017
Salt Lake City, UT
Narcotics

The following six individuals are charged in this superseding indictment: Aaron Michael Shamo, 27, of Cottonwood Heights, Utah; Drew Wilson Crandall, 30, of Brisbane, Australia; Alexandrya Marie Tonge, 25, and Katherine Lauren Ann Bustin, 26, both of South Jordan, Utah; and Mario Anthony Noble, 28, and Sean Michael Gygi, 27, both of Midvale, Utah.

05/31/2017
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal

Andres Flores Lopez, 36, entered the United States without inspection at an unknown date and location. His two misdemeanor convictions are from December 2012 and May 2014.

05/31/2017
Santa Ana, CA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Lawrence T. Gunn Jr., 33, whose last known residence was in Woodland Hills, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion. 

05/31/2017
New York, NY
Narcotics
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Two indictments were unsealed charging 25 defendants with a variety of narcotics, firearms, and robbery-related offenses. Of the 25 defendants, 21 are associated with a drug-distribution organization operating primarily in the Hunts Point neighborhood in the Bronx and are charged in United States v. Hector Palermo, et al. (Palermo Indictment).

05/31/2017
Dallas, TX
Enforcement and Removal

Retired Lt. Col. Hector Alejandro Cabuya de León, 52, was the commander of the Pantano de Vargas Battalion of the Colombian Army in 2002 and 2003. He is wanted in his native country on criminal charges for forced disappearance, homicide of a protected person, and weapons and ammunition trafficking.

05/25/2017
Denver, CO
Child Exploitation

Rande Brian Isabella, 60, of Hubbard, Ohio, was indicted by a federal grand jury May 20, 2014.  On Oct. 7, 2016, following a 11-day jury trial, he was convicted of coercing and enticing a minor, and one count of attempting to produce child pornography.

05/25/2017
Tulsa, OK
Enforcement and Removal
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Officers from the ERO Tulsa office arrested 22 criminal aliens and immigration violators during a six-week operation ending May 16. Those arrested are from the following countries:  Mexico (16), Guatemala (5) and Turkey (1).

05/25/2017
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal

A total of 186 foreign nationals were arrested over the last 10 days in the states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Delaware during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at criminal aliens, immigration fugitives, re-entrants, and other immigration violators.

05/25/2017
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

The lawsuits seek the forfeiture of nine properties: a commercial property in the City of Industry valued at over $3 million; five residences in the cities of Rancho Cucamonga, Arcadia (worth approximately $4 million), Diamond Bar, Riverside and Duarte (valued at $5.5 million); and parcels of land located in Ontario, Indio (worth nearly $6 million) and Rancho Cucamonga (valued at more than $7.7 million).

05/25/2017
Los Angeles, CA
Enforcement and Removal
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The just concluded operation targeted public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens and individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws, including individuals who re-entered the country after being removed, and immigration fugitives ordered deported by federal immigration judges.

05/25/2017
Lubbock, TX
Narcotics

Six of the seven charged defendants were arrested early Tuesday in an operation led by the following law enforcement agencies: Texas Department of Public Safety; U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Levelland (Texas) Police Department; the Cochran County Sheriff’s Office; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; as well as the New Mexico State Police Tactical Team; Roosevelt County (New Mexico) Sheriff’s Office; and the Region V Metro Drug Task Force, based in New Mexico.

05/25/2017
Fort Worth, TX
Child Exploitation

Marquis Konrad Streaty, 32, of Arlington, Texas, was convicted Wednesday on one count of enticing a child. The offense carries a penalty of not less than 10 years and up to life in federal prison.

05/23/2017
Dallas, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud

Victor Leos, 63, of Garland, Texas, faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.  Sentencing is set for Aug. 28, 2017.

05/23/2017
Miami, FL
Human Rights Violators

Srdjan Bilic, 44, departed Miami International Airport Monday morning escorted by ERO officers and arrived Tuesday morning at Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade, Serbia, where he was transferred into the custody of Serbian law enforcement.

05/23/2017
Los Angeles, CA
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Si Chen, also known as Cathy Chen, 32, is expected to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon in U.S. District Court on charges contained in an indictment that was returned by a federal grand jury April 27 and unsealed following her arrest.

05/22/2017
Westfield, MA
Operational
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Bassett was one of 11 inductees in the 2017 class. The second annual ceremony honored Westfield State graduates who have excelled in their law enforcement careers and made a significant impact on a local, national or international level. Bassett was presented with a plaque from the university president, Dr. Ramon Torrecilha.

05/19/2017
Santa Ana, CA
Child Exploitation

Ryan Michael Booth, 32, of Long Beach, was convicted by a jury in March of eight counts of oral copulation or sexual penetration with a minor 10 years or younger and five felony counts of using a minor for sex acts.

05/19/2017
Washington, DC
Operational
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The 5K was hosted by the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) to honor fallen law enforcement officers by raising awareness to the sacrifices officers make every day. This year, more than 2,500 people participated in the 3.1 mile race that took runners from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and back via 3rd Street Northwest in front of the U.S. Capitol.

05/19/2017
Seattle, WA
Child Exploitation

Eric Bongiorni, 32, was arrested by HSI Blaine special agents in March 2016 after a court-authorized search warrant revealed numerous images and videos of child sexual abuse on his electronic devices.

05/18/2017
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation

Kevin Ray McMillan, 37, of Corpus Christi, is a teen mentor with the Boys and Girls Club of Corpus Christi and is also founder of Texas Youth Entrepreneurs, a nonprofit youth organization that mentors aspiring young future business owners, according to the charges.

05/18/2017
Wenatchee, WA
Child Exploitation

Matthew Kelzenberg, 42, of Cashmere, Wash., who works as a private music teacher, Eduardo P. Ramos, 19, and Jose Manuel Ortega Ibarra, 21, both of Wenatchee, were arrested earlier this month by HSI special agents in collaboration with the Wenatchee Police Department and Chelan County Sheriff’s office.

05/18/2017
Phoenix, AZ
Narcotics
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Mayra Miranda 31, of Mexico, appeared before U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton. The federal prison sentence is the result of a five-year probe spearheaded by ICE HSI, with significant assistance from the DEA, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, and the Phoenix Police Department.

05/17/2017
Fargo, ND
Child Exploitation

Michael David Rivera, 30, of Bismarck, North Dakota, was sentenced to seven years in prison on one count of receiving illicit images depicting the sexual exploitation of minors.

05/17/2017
Phoenix, AZ
Enforcement and Removal
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Valentin Mendiola-Castaneda, 35, was transferred to the custody of Mexico’s Procuraduria General de la Republica (PGR) and Mexican immigration by deportation officers with ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Mendiola was arrested in January by officers with ERO’s Fugitive Operations and special agents with ICE Homeland Security Investigations. 

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