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09/11/2014
Abilene, TX
Child Exploitation
Johnny Ray Martinez, 25, from Abilene, Texas, pleaded guilty in May to one count of attempting to produce child pornography. He has been in custody since his arrest in February on a related criminal complaint.
08/14/2015
Abilene, TX
Child Exploitation
Specifically, Paul Joseph Koestle, 33, of Abilene, Texas, who remains in custody, pleaded guilty to one count of producing child pornography and one count of receiving child pornography.
06/14/2012
Abilene, TX
Child Exploitation
Kerry Wayne Feaster was sentenced Friday to 20 years in federal following his guilty plea in February 2012 to one count of transporting child pornography. Feaster initiated text contact with an 11-year-old child. The child's parent saw the texts and contacted ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to pursue the investigation.
08/27/2015
Abilene, TX
Child Exploitation
After sentencing, Chief U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis remanded Charles Coci, 26, of Abilene, Texas, who had been released on bond, into the custody of the U.S. Marshal.
03/02/2016
Abilene, TX
Narcotics
Ruben Soliz, 24, from Abilene, Texas, had pleaded guilty in December 2015 to one count of possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine. Three co-defendants also charged in the case, Abilene residents, Andrew Dean Cruz, 30, and Roberto Carlos Villarreal, 31; and San Angelo, Texas, resident, Richard Louis Martinez, 27, each pleaded guilty last year to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.
12/12/2012
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Child Exploitation
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Representatives from the 18 Virtual Global Taskforce member agencies attend discussions on the strategic direction for the VGT at the VGT Conference in Abu Dhabi. HSI's Ian Quinn is the newly appointed chair of the VGT.
04/08/2011
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Child Exploitation
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ICE serves on the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), one of the world's largest international child protection taskforces.
12/09/2012
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Child Exploitation
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ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) was appointed chair this week in Abu Dhabi of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), an international alliance of 18 law enforcement agencies and private sector partners dedicated to combating online child sexual abuse.
06/01/2017
Adelanto, CA
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.

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.

09/01/2015
Albany, NY
Financial Crimes
The man, in his late 80s, received information in the fall of 2013, that stated he had won a lottery prize. He was later contacted by a man who told him he owed taxes and other expenses ranging from $5,000 to $80,000 to receive his prize. The fraudsters cheated him out of nearly $150,000 before his son reported the scam to law enforcement.
10/25/2011
Albany, NY
Worksite Enforcement
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U.S. ICE Director John Morton presented a check for $2.16 million to New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D'Amico on Oct. 23, 2011. This money was forfeited by IFCO Systems North America in settlement of its corporate criminal liability for conduct associated with the hiring and employment of illegal alien workers at IFCO pallet plants...
07/27/2011
Albany, NY
Operational
Irene Bamenga, a French citizen and Angolan national in the custody of U.S. ICE, passed away early Wednesday morning at the Albany Memorial Hospital due to an apparent heart condition.
03/11/2012
Albany, NY
Child Exploitation
A two-count complaint charged Nathan Brown of Dolgeville, N.Y., with producing and possessing child pornography due to an investigation being conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
09/11/2012
Albany, NY
Child Exploitation
Timothy Brehmer, 35, of Broadalbin, N.Y., was sentenced earlier today by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Gary L. Sharpe.
11/14/2011
Albany, NY
Child Exploitation
An upstate New York man, Christopher Morin, was sentenced to 188 months in prison for attempting to sexually entice a minor. The sentence is the result of an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Morin exchanged more than 1,000 text messages with an undercover agent posing as a 15-year-old girl.
10/27/2011
Albany, NY
Financial Crimes
A New York man was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. The man was also ordered to pay restitution of $5,308,340.02 to the victims of his Ponzi-style scheme involving entities formerly known under the name 'Swiss Capital Harbor.'
03/08/2013
Albany, NY
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
After a five-day trial in Albany, a jury has convicted Annie George of Rexford, N.Y., of harboring an illegal alien.
03/06/2012
Albany, NY
Child Exploitation
Timothy Brehmer, 35, of Broadalbin, N.Y., was indicted earlier today. On or about Dec. 6, 2011, Brehmer knowingly possessed images of child pornography, and received these images between April 2007 and Dec. 5, 2011. If found guilty, he faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
04/15/2016
Albany, NY
Enforcement and Removal
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.
09/07/2011
Albany, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Taiwanese man, who is also a U.S. permanent resident, was sentenced to 69 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for bribery and forging a Chinese passport.
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.

09/18/2012
Albany, NY
Child Exploitation
James Tabolt Jr. pleaded guilty Sept.13 to possession of more than 1,300 images of child pornography on a home computer. The plea follows a joint investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and local law enforcement.
01/13/2011
Albany, NY
Worksite Enforcement
The money is the result of a settlement of IFCO's corporate criminal liability for conduct associated with the hiring and employment of illegal alien workers at its pallet plants prior to April 19, 2006. The forfeiture resulted from an extensive investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
01/30/2013
Albany, NY
Child Exploitation
Nathan Brown was sentenced Tuesday to 60 years in federal prison for producing and possessing images and videos of child pornography. Between January 2010 and November 2011, Brown produced still images and videos of three different children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

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