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04/09/2019
Newark, NJ
Document and Benefit Fraud

Pal Singh, a/k/a “Surinder Singh,” a/k/a “Harpal Singh,” 67, an Indian national, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas to an information charging him with one count of attempted naturalization fraud.

04/08/2019
Newark, NJ
Enforcement and Removal
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The individuals arrested throughout New Jersey were nationals of Brazil (3), Costa Rica (3), Dominican Republic (1), Ecuador (16), El Salvador (8), Guatemala (24), Honduras (14), Jamaica (1), Mexico (41), Nicaragua (1), Peru (6), Poland (2), Spain (2), and Trinidad (1).

04/08/2019
Springfield, MO
Narcotics

Danny R. Jones, 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 18 years in federal prison without parole.  On June 27, 2018, he pleaded guilty to possessing heroin with the intent to distribute.

04/08/2019
Great Falls, MT
Child Exploitation

Lothar Konrad Krauth, 81, from Great Falls, pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography as charged in an indictment. Krauth faces a minimum mandatory five years to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release.

04/08/2019
Tucson, AZ
Child Exploitation

Uriel Gonzalez-Perez, 32, of Douglas, Ariz., was sentenced on April 4, 2019, by U.S. District Judge James A. Soto for separate offenses to concurrent terms of 120 months’ imprisonment and 46 months’ imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release.

04/05/2019
Newark, NJ
Enforcement and Removal
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Sebastian Rosales entered the U.S. as a nonimmigrant visitor in 1988. He was arrested in Florida in 1993 for vehicle theft and burglary and sentenced to a year and a half of probation. It is unknown when he departed the U.S. for Canada.

04/05/2019
Springfield, MO
Child Exploitation

Bill Lawrence Jr., 57, of Branson, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 15 years in federal prison without parole; he pleaded guilty to the charges on Aug. 28, 2018.

04/05/2019
Florence, AZ
Enforcement and Removal

Following his release from the Maricopa County Jail on February 26, 2019, Abel Reyes-Clemente, 54, was transferred to ICE custody after serving jail time on a misdemeanor conviction for driving under the influence. Relevant records indicate Mr. Reyes had been repatriated five times, most recently in 2008.

04/05/2019
Greensboro, NC
Child Exploitation

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Winston-Salem and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation arrested Alyson Brooke Saunders Friday morning. Saunders faces the following state charges: four counts of indecent liberties with a minor, six counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, two counts of sexual offense with a child by an adult, and two counts of crime against nature.

04/05/2019
Boston, MA
Enforcement and Removal
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ERO removed Jose Eduardo Guerrero-Romero from the United States via an ICE Air Operations charter flight and transferred him into the custody of Salvadoran law enforcement authorities upon his arrival.

04/05/2019
Boston, MA
Human Rights Violators

Jean Leonard Teganya, 48, was convicted of two counts of immigration fraud and three counts of perjury. U.S. District Court Judge F. Denis Saylor IV scheduled sentencing for July 1, 2019.

04/03/2019
Allen, TX
Worksite Enforcement
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This ongoing investigation began after HSI received multiple tips that the company may have knowingly hired illegal aliens, and that many of the individuals employed at CVE were using fraudulent identification documents.  In January 2019, HSI began an audit of CVE’s I-9 Forms, which confirmed numerous hiring irregularities.

04/03/2019
Philadelphia, PA
Child Exploitation

Hakeem James Hughes, 30, previously pleaded guilty to using minors to produce child pornography. Hughes coerced and persuaded minors to engage in sexual acts with him, often providing them phones and electronic games in exchange, and video recorded the encounters.

04/03/2019
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal
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Dwayne Thomas, 35, is wanted to face murder charges and Mwando Lloyd Pryce, 31, is wanted to face charges of robbery, attempted murder and wounding with intent.

04/03/2019
Beaumont, TX
Enforcement and Removal

Oscar Rendon-Gonzalez, an illegal alien from Mexico, was indicted April 3 by a federal grand jury charging him with unlawful re-entry of a deported alien.

04/03/2019
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal
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A criminal complaint was Tuesday in federal court in Central Islip charging William Umberto Martinez Chavez, 40, with illegal reentry into the United States. Martinez Chavez was a member of the MS-13 Gang and previously found guilty of manslaughter for a fatal stabbing on Long Island.

04/02/2019
Newark, NJ
Enforcement and Removal
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Ubaidullah Abdulrashid Radiowala, also known as Obed Radiowala, entered the U.S. illegally. ERO Newark arrested Radiowala on Sept. 20, 2017 in Iselin, New Jersey, and he was later ordered removed to India by an immigration judge. The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) dismissed his appeal. He was held in detention by ERO Newark until his removal on April 1, 2019.

04/02/2019
Tyler, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud

Baltazar Arrieta-Lara, 52, a resident of Rusk County, Texas, pleaded guilty April 2 to making a false statement in a passport application before U.S. Magistrate Judge K. Nicole Mitchell.

04/02/2019
Los Angeles, CA
Cyber Crimes

Three people accused of being part of an international drug trafficking ring are in custody on federal charges alleging they used the Darknet to obtain drugs and offer narcotics for sale, and then shipped pound quantities of methamphetamine to buyers in the Philippines, New Zealand, Poland and other foreign destinations.

04/01/2019
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Wilkin Alexander Marte Baez, 40, pleaded guilty to one count of false representation of a Social Security number. Marte Baez was initially charged by indictment as a John Doe in federal court in Michigan, along with several others involved in a conspiracy to assist Dominican nationals with obtaining driver’s licenses using the identities of others.

03/29/2019
Orlando, FL
Child Exploitation
According to court documents, Keneon Fitzroy Isaac, 45, of Cocoa, sexually abused a homeless, 13-year-old child on at least two occasions, and recorded the abuse using his smart phone.
03/29/2019
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation

Jebediah Dishman, 72, of Fredonia, Kansas, was sentenced to 210 months in federal prison to be followed by 25 years of supervised release during which time he will have to comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict his access to children and the internet.

03/29/2019
Albuquerque, NM
Operational
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John Ford, 38, was arrested in the parking lot of a local hotel by HSI special agents and officers with ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

03/29/2019
Los Angeles, CA
Financial Crimes

Simon Chu, 63, of Chino Hills, and Charley Loh, 60, of Arcadia, were charged with a multiple-object conspiracy to commit wire fraud, to fail to furnish information under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), and to defraud the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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