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07/20/2016
Washington, DC
National Security
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Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale unveiled a major renovation of ICE Homeland Security Investigations’ Forensic Laboratory.

07/20/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Child Exploitation

Michael Quinn, 33, of Melbourne, appeared Wednesday before U.S. District Judge John F. Walter, who scheduled a sentencing hearing for the defendant Oct. 3

07/19/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Child Exploitation

Kelly James Morrow, 49, who has a U.S. residence in Surprise, Arizona, but been living in China prior to his arrest last June, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge S. James Otero. The case resulted from a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which provided the initial lead that led to the investigation.

07/19/2016
York, PA
Enforcement and Removal

Alex Alexidze, 41, was repatriated to Canada via ground transportation under ICE escort July 19, from York County Prison and turned over without incident to the custody of the Canada Border Services Agency at the Niagara Falls International Rainbow Bridge.

07/19/2016
San Antonio, TX
Contraband

Marciano Millan Vasquez (aka “Chano”), 33, was convicted after a two-week trial. A federal jury convicted him on multiple drug trafficking charges, weapons charges, making a false statement to a federal official and killing while engaged in drug trafficking.

07/19/2016
Greenbelt, MD
Transnational Gangs

According to his plea agreement and court documents, from 2012 through at least 2014, Navarette-Mejia, known as Violento, was a member of the Normandie clique of MS-13. Navarette-Mejia and MS-13 members committed crimes to further the interests of the gang, including murder, assault, robbery, extortion by threat of violence, obstruction of justice, witness tampering, and witness retaliation.

07/19/2016
Louisville, KY
Child Exploitation

Gregory Witte, 55, was charged in a four count grand jury indictment on July 7, 2015, and pleaded guilty to two of the counts on March 29, 2016.  The United States agreed to dismiss the remaining two counts during sentencing.

07/18/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Carter’s “conduct in this case spanned a decade as he prostituted the seven minor victims from 2003 to 2013” and transported them from California to Arizona, Texas, Georgia, Washington DC and Nevada, prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memorandum filed with the court.

07/18/2016
Bridgeport, CT
Financial Crimes

Aria Maleki, 33, of Santa Ana, California, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 112 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release.

07/18/2016
Wichita, KS
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

In April, a federal jury convicted Kay Tee, 51, of Wichita, on one count of attempting to entice a person to cross state lines to engage in prostitution, one count of using a telephone in furtherance of prostitution, and one count of money laundering.

07/18/2016
Jefferson City, MO
Narcotics

Alexander Vladimir McMillin, aka “Shasha,” 32, of Columbia, Missouri, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Matt J. Whitworth to participating in a conspiracy to commit mail fraud between March 1, 2011 and Oct. 2, 2013.

07/15/2016
Atlanta, GA
Enforcement and Removal
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Juan Otero-Navarro, 36, entered ERO custody Oct. 23 following his release from federal prison and was transferred to the Stewart County Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia. Otero was convicted in September 2015 on a felony charge of illegally reentering the United States after a prior removal in May 2011. Otero was also convicted on felony forgery charges in Fairfax County, Virginia, in February 2011

07/14/2016
Phoenix, AZ
Child Exploitation

Phillip Carnevale, 56, was convicted in state court of 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor in an investigation lead by HSI that began three years ago. After receiving a tip in August 2013, HSI special agents determined the defendant had emailed more than 70 images of child sexual abuse to numerous individuals.

07/14/2016
Chicago, IL
Child Exploitation

Anthony Rutten, 26, of Joliet, Illinois, was charged July 14 in Will County Circuit Court with two counts of possessing child pornography, a class 2 felony punishable by up to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

07/14/2016
New York, NY
Financial Crimes

Motives Far East and Motives China Limited admitted to and accepted responsibility for under-reporting the value of its imported merchandise and agreed to pay nearly $13.4 million to the United States under the False Claims Act.

07/14/2016
Albany, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud

Gaurav Mehta, 36, and Isha Mehta, 33, both citizens of India, were sentenced Wednesday to three  years of probation and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, following jury convictions for marriage and immigration fraud.

07/13/2016
Washington, DC
Financial Crimes
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The show features the agency’s efforts to bring down a Jamaican lottery scam, in which perpetrators call U.S. citizens and inform them that they have won the lottery. Through this deception, the perpetrators attempt to convince the victims — most often the elderly — that they must first pay a fee in order to receive their winnings.

07/13/2016
Albany, NY
Enforcement and Removal
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Kenedy Agileo Pineda-Morales, 41, was arrested by authorities without incident April 13, in Saratoga Springs, New York. A preliminary investigation determined that Pineda-Morales was living under an assumed name in the area. Authorities confirmed his true identity using biometric information and photos.

07/13/2016
New York, NY
Operational
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As the special agent in charge, Melendez supervises a cadre of special agents responsible for investigating and enforcing more than 400 customs and immigration laws, including conducting major narcotics, financial and trade, gang, and intellectual property rights, human smuggling, and child porn investigations. Melendez was born in Manhattan and at 12 years-old moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

07/13/2016
Philadelphia, PA
Narcotics

Jermaine McClary, 40, of Reading, Pa., was sentenced to 120 months in prison and five years of supervised release. McClary was arrested by HSI special agents in April 2015 during the HSI-led Project Wildfire, an enforcement effort targeting gang activity.

07/13/2016
San Antonio, TX
Contraband

A former police officer from southwest Texas was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in federal prison for trafficking cocaine through his auto body shop. 

07/13/2016
Tulsa, OK
Narcotics
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In addition to the six people arrested, the following items were seized:  $106,505 in suspected drug proceeds, three firearms (one stolen, and one illegally possessed by a convicted felon) two vehicles, and 13 ounces of black tar heroin.  

07/12/2016
Boston, MA
Transnational Gangs

Carlos Geovanni Martinez-Aguilar, 38, originally of Mesquite, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to three years in prison and two years of supervised release.  In April 2016, Martinez-Aguilar pleaded guilty to unlawful re-entry of a deported alien.

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