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10/30/2012
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
A Canadian police officer, Geoffrey Purdie, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that he used his position to smuggle drugs and other contraband into Canada. The investigation is being conducted by members of Buffalo's Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST).
10/25/2011
Buffalo, NY
Enforcement and Removal
A Mexican man pleaded guilty to illegal reentry after having been already ordered deported on a prior occasion. He was then sentenced to time served and one year supervised release.
06/25/2018
Buffalo, NY
Enforcement and Removal

The enforcement actions were conducted in accordance with routine, daily target operations carried out by ICE Fugitive Operations Teams with the intent to arrest criminal aliens and other individuals who are in violation of our nation’s immigration laws. The arrests took place in Albany County (14) Delaware County (3) Erie County (6) Genesee County (3) Lewis County (1) Madison County (1) Monroe County (2) Onondaga County (1) Ontario County (5) Saratoga County (2) Schenectady County (1) and Wayne County (1).

07/30/2013
Buffalo, NY
Child Exploitation
Steven Metz, 41, faces a possible sentence of 10 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000 and a term of supervised release of at least five years to life.
06/02/2017
Buffalo, NY
Operational
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The New York Attorney General’s Office announced Friday the indictment of 106 individuals charged with conspiring in two major drug trafficking organizations that transported heroin, fentanyl and crack and powder cocaine to the area.

04/12/2018
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
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Late last week, authorities arrested Alexander Ruof-Brown, 26, of Buffalo. He was charged with felony counts of criminal possession of a narcotic with intent to sell, criminal possession of a narcotic, and criminal possession of marijuana. The defendant is also charged with 10 misdemeanors including unlawful fleeing a police officer, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, obstruction of governmental administration, reckless driving, aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, and criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

08/23/2013
Buffalo, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents arrested Georgia Bowen, a/k/a Georgia Bennett, a Jamaican citizen residing in Lackawanna, on Thursday for health care fraud, identity theft and unauthorized use of social security numbers.
12/14/2016
Buffalo, NY
Enforcement and Removal
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According to Guatemalan authorities, Pedro Lopez-Raymundo, 27, is accused of attempted murder.

01/26/2015
Buffalo, NY
Child Exploitation
Daniel Huzinec, 23, allegedly shared photographs of male children engaged in sexually explicit conduct on a peer-to-peer website. This conduct included the sexual abuse of male children by adult males and male children engaging in sexual activity with other male children.
03/13/2012
Buffalo, NY
Child Exploitation
Daniel Nowakowski of Orchard Park, N.Y., who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 60 months in prison and five years of supervised release. The sentence is the result of an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
03/13/2012
Buffalo, NY
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Charles Wright of Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to smuggle magnesium powder used to produce countermeasure flares for the Defense Department into the United States by false and fraudulent invoices. This investigation is being conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
01/06/2013
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
A Niagara Falls, N.Y., man pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to conspiracy to possess, with the intent to distribute, 100 kilograms of marijuana. The man faces up to 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine.
10/18/2016
Buffalo, NY
Worksite Enforcement

The men charged in the complaint were Sergio Ramses Mucino, 42, Jose Sanchez-Ocampo, 37, and Marguin Sanchez, 22, all of Buffalo. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and $250,000 fine.

12/26/2017
Buffalo, NY
Enforcement and Removal

Hebert Veloza Garcia, 50, a former leader of Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia or AUC, was deported via ICE Air Operations under escort by ERO deportation officers. Veloza Garcia was transferred into ERO custody from the Bureau of Prisons in October 2016, after serving more than eight years in federal prison. He is wanted by Colombian officials for forced displacement and threats. Veloza admitted in Colombian court that he ordered or personally participated in the killing of dozens while leading the AUC.

07/12/2017
Buffalo, NY
Operational
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More than 30 officers from eight agencies took part in the Miracle League of Western New York’s (WNY) Law Enforcement Day at Grand Island, New York.
07/10/2012
Buffalo, NY
Financial Crimes
A federal grand jury in Buffalo has returned a 62-count Indictment charging 32 defendants with participating in a large scale international loan fraud scheme. The alleged scheme targeted more than 2,000 victims across the United States, and obtained millions of dollars. This investigation is being conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations
11/26/2012
Buffalo, NY
Intellectual Property Rights
An upstate New York man, Gary C. Hammer, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with trafficking in counterfeit goods. In addition, 15 websites allegedly selling counterfeit sporting merchandise were seized by federal law enforcement agents.
09/17/2012
Buffalo, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Florida man was sentenced Monday to nearly three years in prison on access device fraud and aggravated identity theft charges. The sentencing follows an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
01/11/2012
Burlington, VT
Child Exploitation
ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) - working collaboratively with our law enforcement partners including the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Vermont - had numerous prosecutions throughout Vermont in 2011.
07/14/2015
Burlington, VT
Contraband
Andre Clarke, 36, from Bronx, New York, was allegedly conspiring to distribute the drugs in Vermont from 2011 through June 2014. Clarke has been employed as a New York City police officer since 2002.
10/17/2016
Burlington, VT
Narcotics

Michael J. Foreste, aka Beast, 36, of Valley Stream, New York, was convicted on eight counts related to conspiracy and distribution of Oxycodone in Vermont, and two counts of money laundering in a two-week trial that ended Thursday.

01/14/2013
Burlington, VT
Child Exploitation
Robert Gray, 37, of Northfield, Vt., had previously pleaded guilty to the charge Sept. 18, 2012. According to court records, a search warrant was executed at Gray's home in Northfield Feb. 24, 2012, at which time two computers used by Gray were seized.
06/30/2011
Burlington, VT
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Alejandro Enrique Young-Hernandez of Hyde Park, Vt., has been charged with transporting women from New York to Vermont to engage in prostitution. The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
10/25/2016
Burlington, VT
Financial Crimes

Mathieu Baaklini, 21, Safwan Bensalma, 21, and Brandon Lo, 24, all of Laval, Quebec, and Nicolau Manfredi, 21, of Montreal, were each charged with conspiracy to fraudulently use access devices resulting in the receipt of more than $1,000 in cash.

03/22/2016
Burlington, VT
Narcotics
Marco Antonio Lam Peralta, 42, of South Londonderry, Vermont was arrested Tuesday based upon an arrest warrant for conspiracy to distribute heroin.

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