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08/04/2020
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics

Alejandrina Quevedo-Hernandez, 21, from Brownsville, entered her guilty plea Aug. 4, in front of U.S. District Judge Rolando Olvera. She admitted to possessing with intent to distribute more than five pounds of cocaine when she attempted to enter the United States from Mexico.

08/03/2020
Washington, DC
Enforcement and Removal
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Saudiel Doblado Carias, 28, was removed to Honduras on an ICE Air charter where he was handed over to Honduran authorities.

08/03/2020
Sells, AZ
Narcotics
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Agents quickly moved in to secure the scene and arrested Luis Rendon-Espinoza, Manual Delgado-Lopez, Miguel Daniel Luna and Felicitas Saenz charging them with various narcotics federal violations.

07/31/2020
Las Vegas, NV
Cyber Crimes

Valerian Chiochiu, aka “Onassis,” “Flagler,” “Socrate,” and “Eclessiastes,” 30, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge James C. Mahan in the District of Nevada. Chiochiu is a national of the Republic of Moldova, but resided in the United States during the period of the conspiracy. His plea came just over a month after the co-founder and administrator of Infraud, Sergey Medvedev of Russia, separately pleaded guilty June 26. Sentencing for Chiochiu has been scheduled for Dec. 11.

07/30/2020
Washington, DC
Operational

The site illustrates that despite the often-reported sanctuary city movement, many law enforcement agencies and other entities understand the operational value and public benefit to finding common ground on which to collaborate, cooperate and share information vital to securing our borders and solving complex criminal investigations.

07/30/2020
Tallahassee, FL
Child Exploitation

Dishay Henderson, 36, was sentenced last week following a January jury verdict finding him guilty of enticement of a minor to engage in prostitution and two counts of sex trafficking of a minor.

07/29/2020
Washington, DC
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

From April 2018 through Jan. 14, 2019, five of the defendants sex trafficked a minor victim throughout Virginia and Maryland.

07/29/2020
Los Angeles, CA
Enforcement and Removal
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Sanzhar Ordaliyev, a citizen and national of Kazakhstan, was arrested by officers with ERO Los Angeles’ Fugitive Operations Fugitive Alien Removal team pursuant to a targeted enforcement operation.

07/28/2020
Seattle, WA
Narcotics

Fifteen people were arrested today throughout the Puget Sound region and in California following an 18-month investigation of a drug-trafficking organization tied to the CJNG cartel in Mexico, announced ICE's HSI acting Special Agent in Charge Eben Roberts and U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran.

07/28/2020
Chicago, IL
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Concepcion Malinek, 50, pleaded guilty to one count of labor trafficking. The charge is punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison.

07/28/2020
Orlando, FL
Child Exploitation

According to court documents, in 2013 Todd Joseph Simmerman, 30, Titusville, pleaded guilty to traveling to meet a child to engage in unlawful sexual conduct, after using a computer to lure a child, in violation of Florida law.

07/28/2020
Washington, DC
COVID-19
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HSI launched Operation Stolen Promise in April 2020 to protect the Homeland from the increasing and evolving threat posed by COVID-19-related fraud and criminal activity.

07/28/2020
Orlando, FL
Narcotics
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In March 2019, HSI Orlando received information the GIII would likely be sold and then used to transport illegal drugs. In April 2019, HSI Orlando began monitoring the aircraft.

07/27/2020
San Antonio, TX
Narcotics

Angelica Nohemi Reyes-Vasquez, 28, from Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jason K. Pulliam, Western District of Texas to 70 months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release. Since she is not a U.S. citizen, she is expected to face deportation proceedings following her incarceration. On Jan. 21, 2020, she pleaded guilty to one count of importation of heroin.

07/27/2020
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal

Noel Quintana-Carbajal, 47, a Mexican national living illegally in the United States, was sentenced to serve 12 months and 1 day in federal prison. Quintana-Carbajal will be removed from the U.S. at the conclusion of his prison sentence. 

07/27/2020
Philadelphia, PA
Narcotics

According to United States Attorney Office, Brett Lamar Heinbach, 38, between March 8, 2016 and April 9, 2016, conspired with other individuals to distribute methamphetamine throughout Schuylkill County. During the conspiracy, Heinbach possessed multiple firearms, one of which had an obliterated serial number.

07/24/2020
Los Angeles, CA
Enforcement and Removal
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Gevorg Gasparyan, 38, was arrested July 23, 2020, by officers with ERO Los Angeles Fugitive Operations assigned to Fugitive Alien Removal (FAR) team pursuant to a targeted enforcement operation in North Hollywood, California; Gasparyan is wanted for swindling committed in particularly large amount, forgery, sale or use of forged documents, and abuse of authority by the employee of commercial or other organizations.

07/24/2020
Los Angeles, CA
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations

Mohamad Yassin Alcharihi, 53, was named in an indictment that charges him with one count of entry of goods into the United States falsely classified as to quality and value.

07/24/2020
Washington, DC
Student and Exchange Visitor Program

Nonimmigrant students and schools certified by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) should abide by SEVP guidance originally issued in March 2020. The guidance enables schools and students to engage in distance learning in excess of regulatory limits due to the public health emergency generated by COVID-19. The March 2020 guidance applies to nonimmigrant students who were actively enrolled at a U.S. school on March 9 and are otherwise complying with the terms of their nonimmigrant status, whether from inside the U.S. or abroad. SEVP will not issue a temporary final rule impacting nonimmigrant students for the fall school term.

07/24/2020
Jacksonville, FL
Child Exploitation

According to the indictment, between October 2015 and March 2019, Richard Earl Jenkins, Jr., 43, Jacksonville, produced child pornography. If convicted, Jenkins faces a minimum mandatory term of 15 years, and up to 30 years, in federal prison for each count.

07/23/2020
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal

David Alava-Valdivia, 66, is a citizen of Peru and illegally present in the United States. He was arrested near his home Aug. 29, 2019 in Evanston, Wyoming.

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