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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.
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.
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.
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.
03/14/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Operational
Lindsey Joe Brown pleaded guilty Thursday to methamphetamine trafficking and firearms charges that resulted from an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The plea agreement requires him to serve 17 years in federal prison.
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.
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.
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.

03/26/2014
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Nelson Begay, 32, was arrested Nov. 13, 2013 on a criminal complaint charging him with receiving and possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Shortly before his arrest, Begay resigned from his position as an officer with the Albuquerque Police Department.
08/23/2012
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Richard Dates, 67, of Grant, N.M., was taken into custody Thursday afternoon at his home by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Dates was arrested after HSI special agents executed a federal search warrant at his residence and discovered computers containing sexually explicit images and videos of children.
03/31/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
According to his plea agreement, Jean Claud Mills, 31, of Albuquerque, will be sentenced to 11 years in federal prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.
01/05/2017
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

Massiel Segoviano-Fierro and his co-defendant Juan Carlos Nieblas-Ruelas, 28, also a Mexican national illegally residing in the United States, were arrested in November 2015.  Both were charged Nov. 23, 2015, by criminal complaint with conspiracy and possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. 

06/30/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Worksite Enforcement
Wen Ping Chen, 30, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, and his brother Wen Qiu Chen, 31, of Santa Fe, were also ordered to forfeit a residence located on Aztec Court in Rio Rancho that was used to facilitate the Chens’ criminal conduct. Although the amount of restitution to be paid by the Chen brothers will be determined at a later date, the court noted that the restitution order will be at least $120,000.
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.
11/01/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

Allen Goossen, 30, of Farmington, New Mexico, must also serve three years of supervised release after he’s released from prison. Goossen was convicted for possessing 12 grams (0.4 ounces) of heroin. 

07/30/2012
Albuquerque, NM
Operational
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A HSI victim assistance coordinator found a way to help after the ill boy from an impoverish Mexican neighborhood was turned away from medical care.
11/07/2012
Albuquerque, NM
Worksite Enforcement
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Another New Mexico business is now part of a nationwide program of ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to work toward a legal and more secure work force. Not Just Payroll is a full-service professional, administrative firm additionally offering human resource management and consultation, and bookkeeping services.
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.
08/02/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation

Timothy J. Martin, 32, from Taos, New Mexico, was released to a halfway house pending trial and will be under pretrial supervision and other conditions of release.

02/09/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
David Anaya Garcia, 32, was employed as a janitor in a Las Cruces elementary school at the time he committed the crimes.
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).
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.
02/26/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
Kenneth Verzani, 63, of Farmington, New Mexico, was arrested in November 2015 on a five-count indictment charging him with methamphetamine trafficking offenses.
02/28/2014
Albuquerque, NM
Document and Benefit Fraud
Raymundo Silva, 35, was convicted of conspiracy and five bank-fraud charges. The jury acquitted Silva on two other bank-fraud charges after a four-day trial.

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