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07/31/2014
Albuquerque, NM
Financial Crimes
Raymundo Silva, 35, was indicted in August 2013 on conspiracy, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft charges. His two co-defendants were also indicted at the same time: Christina Knight, 29, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Patricia Diaz, 35, of Los Lunas, N.M.
04/13/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
Ernesto Felix, of Sinaloa, Mexico, is one of 29 individuals who were charged in February 2014 with drug trafficking offenses following a multi-agency investigation targeting drug trafficking in northwestern New Mexico. The investigation culminated Feb. 26, 2014 when 26 of the defendants were arrested during a law enforcement operation led by HSI and the HIDTA Region II Narcotics Task Force.
09/25/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Lee Baca, of Albuquerque, was charged June 26 in a sealed 5-count indictment charging him with 3 counts of receiving, and 2 counts of possessing child pornography.
12/13/2012
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
A federal grand jury Wednesday returned a guilty verdict against a local resident on cocaine trafficking and immigration charges after a two day trial. The case was investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
06/23/2017
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
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Michael Dameon Blackburn, 31, was also ordered to pay $430,800 in restitution to the two children who were victims of his criminal conduct; he must register as a sex offender if he is ever released from prison.

07/02/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Lee Baca was arraigned Tuesday on child pornography charges, which resulted from an investigation by special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
02/25/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Ramiro Saenz, 28, was arrested in September 2014 on a criminal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition in Doña Ana County, New Mexico.
05/23/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
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The following five defendants are charged in a nine-count indictment alleging methamphetamine trafficking and money laundering offenses:  Rodriguez, 45, Leslie Frank Williams, 51, Oscar Garcia, 45, and Andy Garcia, 43, all residents of Deming; and Estella Aguilar, 44, of Tucson, Arizona.

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.

01/29/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Christopher Daves, 26, of Albuquerque, was also sentenced to five years of supervised release after he completes his prison sentence; he also will be required to register as a sex offender.
10/23/2012
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
A retired New Mexico teacher, Joseph F. Zinkiewicz, pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing child pornography under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico. This case was investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) offices in Albuquerque and Greeley, Colo.
03/14/2014
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Thomas Cramer, 41, was sentenced by US District Court Frank P. Geraci, Jr. and prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York.
08/29/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Trinidad Gallegos, 47, was arrested in July 2015 on an indictment charging him with assaulting a federal law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon; he was also charged with being a felon in possessing a firearm and ammunition Aug. 20, 2014, in Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

08/03/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Worksite Enforcement
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IMAGE is a voluntary program that allows private industry to partner with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to reduce unauthorized employment and the use of fraudulent identity documents. ICE is striving to achieve the highest level of workforce integrity throughout the country by coordinating closely with industry partners.

04/30/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Operational
The couple conspired with food stamp card holders to redeem cash back from grocery transactions, which is illegal.
10/09/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Financial Crimes
Stephanie Pyle was sentenced to 30 months in prison for her conviction on the fraud charge, and 24 months in prison for her conviction on an aggravated identity theft charge. Since identity theft sentences must be served consecutively to sentences on other convictions, Pyle’s total sentence is 54 months in federal prison.
12/13/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

Martin Segoviano-Fierro, 35, was arrested in 2015, and charged Sept. 9, 2015, by criminal complaint with possession of heroin with intent to distribute in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. 

04/05/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Derek M. Schwartzrock, 34, a northeast heights Christian church minister, received and possessed visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, according to a criminal complaint.
02/08/2017
Albuquerque, NM
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

According to court filings, Anthony Lee Gambino, 44, from Farmington, New Mexico, was the owner and operator of Gambino Security Safety Corp., a security company based in Aztec, New Mexico.

03/19/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
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A federal judge Monday sentenced heroin trafficker Steven Michael Carrasco to 57 months in federal prison, following an investigation by special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
04/12/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Carl Labadie, a Colorado resident who once lived in Santa Fe, N.M., was sentenced Thursday to four years in federal prison for his child pornography conviction.
10/16/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Angela Santillanes, 30, remains in federal custody pending an arraignment and a detention hearing set for Saturday.
08/03/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Under the terms of his plea agreement, Richard J. Dates, from Grants, New Mexico, faces being sentenced to five to 12 years in federal prison followed by not less than five years of supervised release.
07/15/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
James Carney Ritterhoff, a former police officer who was employed as an armed money courier in Albuquerque when he was arrested in June 2011, was sentenced Monday to 7 1/2 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.
08/17/2012
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Under the terms of the plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico, James Carney Ritterhoff will be sentenced to seven and a half years in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release. He also will be required to register as a sex offender.

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