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05/05/2017
Lubbock, TX
Child Exploitation

A West Texas man was sentenced Friday by Senior U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 148 months in federal prison for stalking and possessing child pornography.  

05/05/2017
Albuquerque, NM
Intellectual Property Rights
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Dina Gonzalez-Marquez, 23, and Emilio Gonzalez-Marquez, 21, were arrested Wednesday for allegedly operating a counterfeit airbag business out of their Albuquerque residence.

05/05/2017
Flagstaff, AZ
Child Exploitation

Dilbagh Singh, 56, of Ontario, Canada, was taken into custody Wednesday in Flagstaff by investigators with ICE HSI, the FBI, the Flagstaff and Cottonwood police departments, and the METRO Narcotics Task Force.

05/05/2017
Dallas, TX
Child Exploitation

Christopher Dale Gann, 30, from Dallas, has been in custody since his arrest in October 2016.

05/05/2017
Fort Benning, GA
Operational
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Many of these new employees will train at the Maneuver Center of Excellence U.S. Army base in Fort Benning, Georgia, where ICE’s Office of Training and Tactical Programs (OTTP) Firearms and Tactics Division makes its home. The division plans on increasing its number of faculty and students by the hundreds.

05/04/2017
Corpus Christi, TX
Child Exploitation

Mark Hamauei, 29, was sentenced May 4 to 210 months in federal prison by Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos. Hamauei was sentenced to 210 months in federal prison on each count, which will run concurrently.

05/04/2017
New York, NY
Financial Crimes

Michael Rizzi, 45, of Staten Island, NY, was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment, ordered to forfeit 58 websites and $120,247 seized from merchant accounts, as well as the Florida vacation home that the he had purchased using proceeds of his prostitution operation. 

05/04/2017
Seattle, WA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Fang Wang, 28, of Queens, New York; Yongguang Wu, 27, Yunzhong Chen, 44, Yaoan He, 32, Zhaofeng Zhang, 22, all of Seattle; and Steven Thompson, 59, of Renton, Wash., are charged with conspiracy to promote prostitution.

05/04/2017
Baltimore, MD
Child Exploitation

According to the indictment, Eric Wayne Grinder, 36, allegedly sexually abused a now 10-year old minor, and produced images of himself and the minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct over the course of three years. In addition, he used electronic communications devices to store and obtain visual depictions of minor victims engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

05/03/2017
Atlanta, GA
Enforcement and Removal
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Francisco Escobar-Orellana is wanted in Honduras pursuant to a May 2005 arrest warrant for allegedly hacking two men to death with a machete at a liquor store in 1993. Mr. Escobar subsequently unlawfully entered the United States at an unknown time and place.

05/02/2017
Amarillo, TX
Narcotics

Juan Daniel Mares, 40, of Amarillo, pleaded guilty in January 2017 to one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.  He has been in custody since his arrest Sept. 13, 2016.

05/02/2017
Laredo, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Jose Diaz, 42, from Laredo, was sentenced May 2 by U.S. District Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo to 360 months in federal prison; Angel Alexis Diaz, 20 and Julio Osorio, 42, also from Laredo, received respective sentences of 262 months and 292 months. All the sentences will be immediately followed by five years of supervised release. All three pleaded guilty to the charges Sept. 8, 2016.

05/02/2017
Los Angeles, CA
Contraband
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Kurtis Law, 49, who also maintains a residence in Vietnam, was taken into custody by special agents with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Law is charged with smuggling goods into the U.S., a felony offense that carries a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. 

05/01/2017
Tulsa, OK
Narcotics
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The check for $690,320.23 represents TCSO’s share of monies and assets seized from one defendant in Operation MEGA BUZZ, which is divided among the participating agencies as part of ICE's asset-sharing agreement
04/28/2017
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs

Hector Flamenco, 41, a citizen and national of El Salvador, entered the United States in August 1996. He has a felony conviction of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams, or more, of cocaine in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York and received a sentence of 121 months imprisonment.

04/28/2017
Tampa, FL
Operational
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Tampa Special Agent Ellen Pierson has a passion for cycling. Fortunately for her, living in Florida provides the perfect conditions to ride year around.

04/28/2017
Corpus Christi, TX
Child Exploitation

The investigation into Henry Franklin Reddick, 69, began after authorities received a CyberTipline report from The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. The CyberTipline provides the public and electronic service providers with the ability to report online instances of child pornography.

04/28/2017
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal

In the course of normal targeted enforcement activities, ERO officers apprehended two individuals with past criminal sexual offenses. They were taken into custody and are currently being detained pending removal proceedings.

04/28/2017
Corpus Christi, TX
Child Exploitation

David Lee Vann, 35, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jason B. Libby and entered a guilty plea to one count of soliciting a minor online.

04/28/2017
Newark, NJ
Enforcement and Removal

On April 25, 2017 ERO Newark officers arrested Castro-Pena in Somerville, New Jersey. He will remain in ICE custody pending removal proceedings.

04/28/2017
Wilmington, DE
Child Exploitation

Scott C. Foster, 37, made his initial appearance before a federal magistrate judge on April 24, 2017, where his federal indictment was unsealed. Foster allegedly used a fake Facebook account under the name of “Chase Reacher” to harass, threaten, and coerce minor females into making and sending sexually explicit photographs.

04/27/2017
Houston, TX
Enforcement and Removal
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William Magana-Contreras, 36, was arrested in Houston on April 26, without incident and placed in ICE custody.

04/27/2017
McAllen, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Julio Puente-Oliva, from Mexico, was sentenced April 27 by U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez to 70 months in federal prison for conspiring to harbor illegal aliens. The court enhanced the sentence because he raped the victim and brandished a dangerous weapon during the course of the conspiracy.

04/27/2017
Tucson, AZ
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Peter Steve Plesinger, 55, of Sahuarita, and Stephen Edward Smith, 63, of Tucson, were sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge James A. Soto. Plesinger received a term of 87 months. Smith was sentenced to 102 months in prison. Both men had previously pleaded guilty to exporting munitions to Hong Kong, dealing firearms without a license, and money laundering. Two other defendants, Irina Cvetkovic and Earl Richmond, both of Sahuarita, were charged and convicted for lessor roles in the conspiracy. 

04/27/2017
Washington, DC
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

Lim Yong Nam, aka Steven Lim, 43, a citizen of Singapore, was sentenced today to 40 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy that caused thousands of radio frequency modules to be illegally exported from the U.S. to Iran, at least 14 of which were later found in unexploded improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Iraq.

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