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09/07/2017
Albuquerque, NM
Financial Crimes

Cory Werito, 33, from Farmington, New Mexico, and his co-defendant, Rosita Toledo, 48, of Kirtland, New Mexico, were charged in a 10-count indictment filed June 15, 2016. The indictment included nine health care fraud charges against Werito and Toledo, and an aggravated currency structuring charge against Werito.

09/07/2017
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

Alex Bernard Fletcher, 41, of Albuquerque, must also serve five years on supervised release after he completes his prison sentence, and must perform 50 hours of community service.

09/06/2017
Philadelphia, PA
Narcotics

Philadelphia’s HSI-led Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST) headed the investigation into Luis A. Perez-Santiago, 38, who, if convicted, faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years imprisonment, lifetime supervised release, at least five years supervised release, a fine of $10,000,000 and a $100 special assessment. 

09/06/2017
Philadelphia, PA
Child Exploitation

Paul Leighton, 32, was sentenced to 264 months in the United Kingdom (UK), for 21 counts relating to child sex crimes.  The man committed child sex crimes in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.

09/06/2017
San Diego, CA
Financial Crimes
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Twelve of the defendants named in the indictment were arrested Wednesday morning during a carefully coordinated operation in the San Diego area involving more than 250 federal, state, and local law enforcement personnel. Three of those charged in the cases were already in custody. The other seven individuals named in the indictment remained at large as of early Wednesday afternoon. The defendants who are in custody are scheduled to make their initial appearances in federal court Thursday morning before U.S. Magistrate Judge Barbara Lynn Major.

09/06/2017
Philadelphia, PA
Enforcement and Removal
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Elmer Hernandez-Natareno, 41, unlawfully entered the United States, at a location and date unknown.

09/05/2017
Miami, FL
Enforcement and Removal

Consistent with the agency’s protocols, the appropriate state health and local law enforcement agencies have been notified about the death, as have the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General and the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility. Additionally, ICE has advised Cuban Embassy representatives.

09/05/2017
Wilmington, DE
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

“Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies” is a CNN Original Series hosted by former U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers. Each week, the series highlights true stories of America’s covert operations with first-person accounts told by the agents who lived it.

09/05/2017
Fort Worth, TX
Child Exploitation

Marquis Konrad Streaty, 32, of Arlington, Texas, was convicted in May 2017 on one count of enticing a child following a three-day jury trial.  He has been in custody since the trial verdict.

09/05/2017
McAllen, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Luis Aguilar Jr., 19; brothers Alhan Sanchez, 20, and Aaron Sanchez, 21, and Ricardo Renteria, 26, all of Mission; and Renteria’s nephew Ricardo Renteria-Rivera, 23, a Mexican citizen illegally present in the United States, were sentenced Sept. 5 by U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez.

09/05/2017
Fort Worth, TX
Financial Crimes

James VanBlaricum, 78, of Colleyville, Texas, who operated Signal Oil and Gas Company (SOG) and Texas Energy Management, which later became Texas Energy Mutual (TEM), pleaded guilty in February 2017 to one count of mail fraud.  He has been in custody since his arrest in mid-August 2016.

09/01/2017
New York, NY
Enforcement and Removal
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Erick Raudales-Raudales, aka Gerson Reiniri Raudales-Acosta, 24, unlawfully entered the United States, at a location and date unknown.

09/01/2017
Fort Worth, TX
Narcotics

Twenty-eight defendants in the North Texas area have been charged in a federal criminal complaint, and partially unsealed Friday, with felony offenses stemming from their role in a methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin conspiracy that operated in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

09/01/2017
New York, NY
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
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Fuyi Sun, aka Frank, 53, of Shanghai, China, was arrested, and subsequently convicted, in connection with a scheme to illegally export to China, without a license, high-grade carbon fiber that is used primarily in aerospace and military applications.

09/01/2017
Houston, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud

Representatives from numerous federal and state law enforcement agencies have formed a working group to investigate and prosecute illegal activity related to Hurricane Harvey.

08/30/2017
Washington, DC
Operational
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“I’m extremely proud of the men and women of ICE who have stepped up to provide life-saving assistance to those in need,” said ICE Acting Director Thomas D. Homan. “I have the utmost admiration for those who volunteer to forgo the comfort of their homes and families to help others in distress.”

08/30/2017
Washington, DC
Operational
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The nation’s premier federal law enforcement agency focused on protecting America from cross-border crime and illegal immigration launched an enhanced careers section on its website Aug. 29 to help top candidates apply for a variety of jobs.

08/29/2017
Philadelphia, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Henry Gibbs, 54, a United States citizen, is charged with conspiracy to produce identification documents without lawful authority and bribery concerning agencies receiving federal funds.  The charge of conspiracy carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine; and the charges of bribery concerning agencies receiving federal funds carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

08/29/2017
Kingman, AZ
Financial Crimes

Diane Maxine Richards, 60, pleaded guilty to four felony counts of theft. According to documents filed in the case, in September 2015 HSI began investigating Richards after financial institutions reported seeing unusual activity in her bank accounts.

08/29/2017
Washington, DC
Operational
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ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan and DSI Director General Paisit Wongmuang signed the MOU in a ceremony held at ICE headquarters in Washington, D.C. Additional participants from ICE and DSI were in attendance.

08/29/2017
San Francisco, CA
Operational

Job Torres Hernandez, 47, of Hayward, is accused of harboring at least five people whom he allegedly knew had come to the U.S. illegally. According to the indictment, which was handed down last week and unsealed Tuesday, the defendant had harbored and employed the illegal aliens since at least July 2015.

08/28/2017
New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Through a review of operational case studies, best practices and industry perspectives, the 11th annual International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference also aims to shape effective enforcement strategies.

08/25/2017
Ehrenberg, AZ
Child Exploitation

Alejandro Ledesma, 20, from La Paz County, will remain in custody pending his arraignment on four counts of sexually exploiting a minor. The criminal charges resulted from an investigation by HSI Phoenix in collaboration with the La Paz County Sheriff's Department. This case is being prosecuted by the La Paz County Attorney’s Office.

08/24/2017
Minneapolis, MN
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
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Lili Huang, 36 of Woodbury, Minnesota, was sentenced for withholding documents, as well as enslaving, starving and beating a victim in a forced-labor case.

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