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02/10/2017
Albuquerque, NM
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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According to the indictment, from March 2014 through October 2015, the four defendants conspired to violate the IACA by displaying and offering for sale jewelry manufactured in the Philippines in a manner that suggested that it was Indian-produced and the product of American Indian tribes.

03/22/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Christopher Garcia, 34, of Clovis, N.M., must also register as a sex offender after he completes his prison sentence.
10/24/2011
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
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Sean Joseph Peterson, of Louisville, Ky, who crash landed an aircraft carrying 424.8 lbs. of marijuana onto a New Mexico ranch, pleaded guilty Oct. 19 in federal court to drug trafficking charges. Special agents with U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigated the case.
02/27/2014
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
On Feb. 26, agents arrested 25 of the 29 defendants during an early-morning law enforcement operation led by HSI and the HIDTA Region II Narcotics Task Force. Two other defendants were arrested during the course of the investigation.
03/24/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
Pedro Lucero, from Farmington, New Mexico, must also serve three years of supervised release. Lucero was one of 29 individuals charged in February 2014 with drug trafficking resulting from a multi-agency drug-trafficking investigation in northwestern New Mexico.
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.
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.

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.
06/21/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested David Krowner, 42, from Estancia, New Mexico, June 17 after a narcotics canine allegedly detected the odor of illegal drugs in his vehicle.

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.
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).
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.
11/02/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

Nieblas-Ruelas and co-defendant Massiel Segoviano-Fierro, 25, also a Mexican national illegally residing in the United States, were arrested in November 2015. They were charged Nov. 23, 2015, by criminal complaint with conspiracy and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, in Bernalillo Country New Mexico.

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.
09/09/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Jean Claud Mills, 32, was arrested May 16, 2014, on a criminal complaint charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and using and carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Mills subsequently was indicted on those same charges June 11, 2014.
10/07/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
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Shane Roach, 27, was arrested July 1, 2015, on a criminal complaint charging him with sex trafficking.  Roach subsequently was indicted and charged with using force, threats and coercion to force a victim to engage in commercial sex acts.  

10/03/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

Jeanne J. Barron, 24, was arrested in July 2015 on a criminal complaint charging her with possession of methamphetamine and heroin with intent to distribute July 10, 2015, in Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

03/15/2017
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

David Krowner, 42, from Estancia, New Mexico, will be sentenced to 12 years in prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court, according to the terms of the plea agreement.

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.
08/18/2011
Albuquerque, NM
Financial Crimes
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A Santa Fe used-car business owner pleaded guilty Aug. 12 to federal currency-structuring offenses under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office. The owner has agreed to forfeit more than $500,000 and 10 vehicles. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents investigated this case.
04/19/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Financial Crimes
Sandra Rivas, a Los Lunas, N.M., woman who worked for a local business, was sentenced Thursday to 42 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release following her conviction on bank fraud and aggravated identity theft charges.
01/07/2014
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
Sergio Saenz-Amaya and his co-defendant, Manuel Adrian Aldarette, also a Mexican national illegally in the United States, were arrested on a criminal complaint in October 2012 after they engaged in a drug trafficking transaction with an HSI confidential informant.
06/15/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
Tomas Bustamante-Machado, 51, will be deported after he completes his prison sentence. During a routine traffic stop Jan. 16 in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, he was arrested after New Mexico State Police found 1,286 grams, or 2.8 pounds, of heroin in the vehicle he was driving.
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.

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