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04/04/2016
Washington, DC
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Lim Yong Nam, aka Steven Lim, 42, was extradited from Indonesia to stand trial in the District of Columbia.
04/04/2016
Washington, DC
Enforcement and Removal
Wilber Antonio Hernandez-Hernandez, 32, an alleged MS-13 gang member, was the subject of an Interpol Red Notice for sexual assault charges. Carlos Ulises Mendoza-Mendoza, 23, was the subject of an Interpol Red Notice for aggravated homicide. Both departed Alexandria International Airport in Louisiana on an ICE Air Operations charter flight and arrived at San Salvador International Airport in El Salvador where they were transferred to the custody of the Policia Nacional Civil (PNC).
04/04/2016
Washington, DC
Operational
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ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending April 1, 2016

04/01/2016
Chicago, IL
Human Rights Violators
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Janko Branko Jankovic, 50, a former resident of Milwaukee, arrived in Sarajevo Wednesday night via commercial aircraft under escort by officers with ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO); he was turned over to local authorities.
04/01/2016
Detroit, MI
Document and Benefit Fraud
According to court records, Rajinder Singh, 25, formerly of Jackson, Michigan, admitted that in May 2014, he conspired with others to intentionally set fire to his business in order to obtain insurance proceeds.
04/01/2016
Laredo, TX
Child Exploitation
Leobel Fuentes-Piedras, 22, of Puebla, Mexico, and living illegally in the United States, was sentenced April 1 by U.S. District Judge George P. Kazen to 84 months in federal prison. Judge Kazen also sentenced Fuentes-Piedras to a 15-year-term of supervised release.
04/01/2016
Houston, TX
Enforcement and Removal
Daniel Espino-Alferes, 26, was turned over to Mexican authorities April 1 on the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge at the Laredo, Texas, port of entry.
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.
04/01/2016
Honolulu, HI
Contraband
Gilbert Lee Medina, 52, was sentenced by Senior District Judge Helen Gillmor. Medina was convicted by a jury last year of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Medina’s two prior drug felony convictions in California made imposition of the life sentence mandatory. There is no parole under current federal criminal law.
04/01/2016
Portland, ME
Child Exploitation
Jody Moczara, 35, of Sabattus, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court to 135 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for possession of child pornography. Moczara had pleaded guilty to the charges on October 14, 2015.
04/01/2016
Sherman, TX
Child Exploitation
Oscar Figueroa, 47, from Carrollton, Texas, was indicted by a federal grand jury July 15, 2015, and charged with coercion and enticing minors.
04/01/2016
Boston, MA
Intellectual Property Rights
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Ricky Lugo, 49, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to a year and a day in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $104,239. In Oct 2015, he was charged with four counts of trafficking in counterfeit versions of erectile dysfunction medications, including Pfizer Inc.’s Viagra, Eli Lilly’s Cialis, and Bayer’s Levitra.
03/31/2016
Bangor, ME
Child Exploitation
Joshua Dunston, 38, of Bangor, a registered sex offender, was sentenced to 121 months in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for possession of child pornography. He also received a consecutive sentenced of 24 additional months for violating the terms and conditions of his supervised release, stemming for his 2006 child pornography conviction.
03/31/2016
Urbana, IL
Child Exploitation
The jury deliberated for about a half-hour before returning a guilty verdict against Jeffrey Parkhurst, 59, of Springfield, Illinois, for attempting to entice a minor.
03/31/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Child Exploitation
Joshua Paul Crouch, 28, of San Pedro, was arrested Wednesday in San Pedro and charged Thursday with attempted sex-trafficking of a minor. This is one of the first prosecutions in Los Angeles under a recent change to the federal sex-trafficking statute.
03/31/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Contraband
Can Thanh Nguyen, 63, was found guilty Thursday of importing and bringing Asian songbirds into the United States in violation of federal law.
03/30/2016
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights
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34-year-old Roberto Craciunica, a Romanian man believed to be residing in Germany, was indicted in October 2015 in the Eastern District of Virginia for a variety of charges related to manufacturing and distributing counterfeit badges, including trafficking in counterfeit goods; smuggling; and possession, sale or transportation of false seals. Interpol has also issued a Red Notice for Craciunica’s arrest.
03/30/2016
McAllen, TX
Child Exploitation
Eduardo Pena, 33, from Palmview, Texas, entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez. Judge Alvarez accepted Pena's guilty plea and set his sentencing for June 16. At that time, Pena faces a minimum of five and up to 20 years in federal prison, and a possible $250,000 fine.
03/29/2016
New York, NY
Child Exploitation
John Capuano, 43, of Valley Stream, New York admits to using an Internet application to trade child pornography and posting the images on-line.
03/29/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Financial Crimes
The ensuing probe by HSI special agents in Los Angeles and Hong Kong, working closely with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and HKSAR’s Customs and Excise Department, revealed the smuggling scheme resulted in more than 7,000 shipping containers of apparel, worth over $600 million, being illegally imported into the United States.
03/29/2016
Springfield, MO
Child Exploitation
Brett Corcoran, 26, of Ava, Missouri, pleaded guilty to the charge contained in a Sept. 30, 2015, federal indictment. Corcoran has been in federal custody since his Oct. 6 arrest.
03/29/2016
Springfield, MO
Child Exploitation
Paul L. Sipeer, 65, of Duenweg, Missouri, pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography via the Internet. Sipeer has been held in federal custody without bond since his Jan. 28 arrest.
03/29/2016
Tulsa, OK
Transnational Gangs
Ronnie Dean Haskins II, aka Dirty Red, 43, of Oklahoma, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan of the Northern District of Oklahoma, who also ordered Haskins to serve five years of supervised release.
03/29/2016
Fresno, CA
Contraband

David Ryan Burchard, 38, of Merced, is charged in a criminal complaint with distribution of marijuana and cocaine on Darknet marketplaces, including the Silk Road.

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