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11/15/2011
Milwaukee, WI
Document and Benefit Fraud
Sagarsen Haldar aka Gopal Hari Das, a religious leader from India who founded a local Hindu temple, was found guilty of fraudulently obtaining and then selling religious worker visas to Indian nationals. The guilty verdict stems from an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
11/09/2011
Orlando, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
A federal jury found a Brazilian woman residing in Orlando guilty of alien smuggling and conspiracy to commit alien smuggling and worker visa fraud on Monday, following an investigation that began with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
11/02/2011
Buffalo, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Mexican national, Lucio Martinez, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to use or transfer five or more fraudulent documents. This investigation is being conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
11/01/2011
Dayton, OH
Document and Benefit Fraud
An Ohio businessman, Amarnath Trichy, was sentenced Tuesday on charges that he filed nearly 250 false documents for illegal aliens at a non-existent company following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
11/01/2011
Newark, NJ
Document and Benefit Fraud
Four additional members of a large scale and sophisticated identity theft scheme based out Bergen County, N.J., pleaded guilty Tuesday to their roles in this criminal enterprise. The investigation was conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service's...
10/25/2011
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Two Bulgarian men were sentenced in Boston federal court in connection with a skimming scheme in which they compromised and used numerous ATMs in Massachusetts and stole more than $135,000. U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigated both individuals for using counterfeit ATM cards, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.
10/20/2011
Newark, NJ
Document and Benefit Fraud
Two individuals involved in a large-scale sophisticated identity theft scheme appeared in court on Thursday. A Palisades Park, N.J., woman admitted her role in the scheme, and a former New York resident charged in the same scheme appeared in court for the first time. This case was investigated by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
10/14/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
The owner of New Arrival Immigration Service and an employee were indicted Friday on federal immigration fraud charges in a scheme involving hundreds of Chinese nationals who sought asylum based on phony claims they fled China due to persecution resulting from their Christian beliefs. Haoren Ma and his employee, Minghan Dong, were indicted after...
10/13/2011
Bridgeport, CT
Document and Benefit Fraud
A federal grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday in Bridgeport charging nine individuals for their alleged participation in a marriage fraud scheme.
10/13/2011
New York, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
The proprietor of a law firm and 11 other individuals were charged Tuesday with operating a massive immigration fraud mill through a Manhattan-based law practice.
10/13/2011
Boise, ID
Document and Benefit Fraud
Crystal Tijerina of Caldwell, Idaho, was sentenced Thursday to 12 months and one day in federal prison for mail fraud and misuse of U.S. government seals as a result of an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
10/07/2011
Houston, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
Edmund Benton of Scottsdale, Ariz., pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiracy to launder money. The investigation was led by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations (IRS-CI) with the assistance of U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The operator of a tour boat called the Ethan Allen discovered Benton had sold it a fake...
10/05/2011
Houston, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
A local 'insurer' pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
10/05/2011
Buffalo, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
Four non-citizens were charged in two separate criminal complaints in connection with the filing of false and fraudulent documents with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The filings related to the defendants' ability to enter and remain in the United States. The investigation is being conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations.
10/04/2011
Rochester, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
An upstate New York man pleaded guilty to the unauthorized use, transfer, acquisition, alteration and possession of food stamp benefits. The plea is the culmination of an investigation being conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the USDA, Office of the Inspector General.
09/29/2011
Alexandria, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Osvaldo A. Mercado of Gainesville, Va. was indicted by a federal grand jury for defrauding Virginia banks of nearly $3.4 million in fraudulent loans following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Washington, D.C. along with FBI's Washington Field Office and the FDIC Office of Inspector General.
09/26/2011
Richmond, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Diego Cortez-Angel, a Mexican national residing in Fayetteville, Ark., was sentenced on Sept. 26 to 60 months in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy. He was the leader of an Arkansas cell of a highly sophisticated and violent fraudulent document trafficking organization based in Mexico, with cells in 19 cities and 11 states...
09/20/2011
Norfolk, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Mexican national was sentenced to 46 months in prison for his role as the cell leader of a highly sophisticated and violent fraudulent document trafficking organization.
09/20/2011
Harrisburg, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud
A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced Dynanoba Kendre, the owner of Global Healthcare Group and Fortune 500 Systems, to 21 months in prison and ordered him to pay 100,112 dollars restitution, following his conviction on visa fraud and money laundering charges.
09/15/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
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The owner of a Los Angeles-area immigration consulting business and one of his employees are expected to make their initial appearance in federal court Thursday for their alleged role in a scheme involving hundreds of Chinese nationals who sought asylum in the United States based upon phony claims of religious persecution.
09/14/2011
Baltimore, MD
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Maryland man was sentenced to two years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to produce and transfer Maryland driver's licenses and identification cards without lawful authority.
09/13/2011
Richmond, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Juan Arroyo-Pantoja, 33, of Wilmington, N.C., was sentenced today to 44 months in prison after pleading guilty to participating in a racketeering conspiracy with cells in 19 cities within the United States and 11 states, including three cells in Virginia. The conspiracy was investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
09/08/2011
Buffalo, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
A resident of North Carolina pleaded guilty in Buffalo to conspiracy to commit fraud in connection with identification documents. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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.
09/01/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
A tax preparer who admitted orchestrating a multi-faceted fraud scheme that included filing false tax returns and making false claims to enable aliens to obtain religious worker visas has been sentenced to 63 months in federal prison.

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