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08/17/2017
Newark, NJ
Enforcement and Removal
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Kelbin Alberto Perez De Los Santos, 36, entered the United States lawfully on July 15, 2016, in New York, as a non-immigrant visitor for pleasure, with authorization to remain in the United States for a temporary period not to exceed January 14, 2017. On February 21, 2017, ERO Newark arrested Perez upon determination that he was wanted in the Dominican Republic for homicide.

08/17/2017
Los Angeles, CA
Enforcement and Removal
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The WPFG is a biennial Olympic-style athletic event held over a period of 11 days with competitions in more than 60 sports, open to active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel from around the world.

08/17/2017
Phoenix, AZ
Document and Benefit Fraud

Luis Carlos-Reyes, 37, an illegal alien from Mexico, was sentenced Tuesday by Senior U.S. District Judge Roslyn O. Silver. Carlos-Reyes pleaded guilty March 29 to two counts of aggravated identity theft.

08/17/2017
El Paso, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
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The driver, Comothial Harper, 44, a U.S. citizen from Bainbridge, Georgia, was arrested and charged with transporting illegal aliens for financial gain. Gerardo Aguilar-Roque, 35, one of the passengers, was arrested and charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.

08/17/2017
Tucson, AZ
Child Exploitation

Asael Rodriguez-Alvarado, 21, of North Chicago, Ill., was sentenced Aug. 10 by U.S. Chief District Judge Raner C. Collins. Rodriguez-Alvarado pleaded guilty March 9 to one felony count of traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual activity. Upon completion of his sentence, Rodriguez-Alvarado will be on supervised release for the rest of his life and required to register as a sex offender.

08/16/2017
San Antonio, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

James Matthew Bradley Jr., 60, faces the following charges in the five-count indictment: one count of conspiracy to transport and harbor illegal aliens for financial gain resulting in death; one count of transporting illegal aliens resulting in death; one count of conspiracy to transport and harbor illegal aliens for financial gain resulting in serious bodily injury and placing lives in jeopardy; one count of transporting illegal aliens resulting in serious bodily injury and placing lives in jeopardy; and, one count of possessing a firearm by a convicted felon.

08/16/2017
Philadelphia, PA
Enforcement and Removal
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Gregorio Gaytan-Estrada, 33, entered the United States unlawfully on April 8, 2005, near Columbus, New Mexico. On the same date, U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) apprehended Gaytan, and he voluntary returned to Mexico through the Columbus, New Mexico, Port of Entry.
08/16/2017
Dallas, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Joshua William Jackson, 29, from Wichita Falls, Texas, pleaded guilty in January to one count of using a facility of interstate commerce in aid of a racketeering enterprise, one count of illegally receiving a firearm by a person under indictment, and one count of cyberstalking. Jackson has been in custody since his arrest in April 2016.

08/16/2017
Oklahoma City, OK
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Maurice Morlee Johnson, 37, of Oklahoma City, was sentenced Aug. 16 to 20 years in federal prison. In a related case, Tonya Gay Gum, 44, of Oklahoma City, was sentenced the same day to four years in federal prison. Both were convicted of conspiracy to commit child sex trafficking.

08/15/2017
Columbus, OH
Enforcement and Removal
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A federal grand jury charged 10 individuals with conspiracy to commit extortion, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and use of a firearm during a crime of violence in an indictment returned July 27. Five other individuals were arrested and charged in criminal complaints with federal immigration-related crimes. Two of the 15 remain fugitives.

08/15/2017
Houston, TX
Worksite Enforcement
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Joe Neel McGovern, owner of Pappa Yolk’s Grill, located at 5824 Spencer Highway in Pasadena, Texas, has volunteered his company to enter into the IMAGE program. The new partnership was marked by a ceremony Wednesday at the HSI Houston office.

08/15/2017
Washington, DC
Enforcement and Removal

ERO deportation officers escorted Robert John Dando, a 53-year-old citizen of the United Kingdom, as he departed the United States via a commercial flight from Washington Dulles International Airport to Heathrow Airport in London.

08/15/2017
Norfolk, VA
Narcotics
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According to the indictment, law enforcement began investigating Leroy Perdue and his drug trafficking organization (Perdue DTO) in early 2016 following the heroin overdose death of a young resident of Chesapeake. With the participation of nearly two dozen confidential human sources, law enforcement infiltrated the Perdue DTO and made 10 undercover controlled purchases of heroin and fentanyl. On June 22, the investigative team arrested Rhadu Schoolfield in Norfolk with 800 grams of heroin after he returned from a trip to New York.

08/14/2017
Tulsa, OK
Child Exploitation

This sentence was announced by Acting U.S. Attorney Loretta F. Radford, Northern District of Oklahoma.  Chief U.S. District Court Judge Gregory K. Frizzell also sentenced Ronald Eugene Robinson, 62, of Tulsa, to 10 years of supervised release following his release from prison.

08/14/2017
Buffalo, NY
Operational
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She encouraged leadership to make every effort to work closely with federal, state and local partners to keep America safe.

08/14/2017
Abilene, TX
Narcotics

The following five individuals were charged: Jamaal Rozell Dunson, 32, Joe Nathan Spafford, 28, Michael James Huettl, 47, Delores Denise Rodriguez, 25, and Driessan Scott Russell, 28. Trysten Keun Napper, 33, also from Abilene, was arrested on a complaint charging him with being a convicted felon in possession of ammunition.

08/11/2017
Buffalo, NY
Operational

As special agent in charge, Kelly, a 29-year veteran of federal law enforcement, supervises a cadre of special agents responsible for investigative work across 48 counties in central, western and northern New York State. 

08/11/2017
Greenbelt, MD
Transnational Gangs

Jorge Moreno-Aguilar, 24, was the fifth defendant arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement during the course of a major counter-gang operation known as Broken Silence to be sentenced to life in prison. Ten additional gang members apprehended by the agency’s Homeland Security Investigations component during the same Maryland-area effort have pleaded guilty and received sentences ranging from 7-30 years in prison.

08/11/2017
Houston, TX
Worksite Enforcement

The three owners of La Espiga De Oro (Espiga) — Alfredo Sosa Lira, 72, his wife Lydia Botello-Lira, 68, their daughter Lydia Lira, 25 — and night manager Roberto Guerra, 45, all of Houston, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor violations associated with their continued employment of illegal aliens between October 2011 and August 2015.

08/10/2017
San Diego, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Eleno Quinteros Jr., 45, of Chula Vista, admitted he falsely certified he had received no payments from the mechanics, when in fact he had illegally demanded and collected hundreds of thousands of dollars of fees from approximately 85 of them. 

08/10/2017
Dallas, TX
Transnational Gangs

The defendants were members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), the Aryan Circle, the “Irish Mob,” the “Dirty White Boys,” the “White Knights,” and the “Peckerwood” – all of which are violent white supremacist gangs.  Each of these gangs is an organized crime group, but in recent years, the white supremacy ideology of each of these groups has taken a backseat to traditional criminal ventures, such as drug-dealing. The defendants in this case included several high-ranking members of these organizations.

08/10/2017
Albuquerque, NM
National Security
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Kirk Castor, 37, of Kirtland, New Mexico, was one of eight San Juan County residents charged with federal narcotics trafficking offenses as the result of a multi-agency investigation into methamphetamine trafficking on the Navajo Indian Reservation in northwestern New Mexico.

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