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03/27/2020
New York, NY
Financial Crimes
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Charges against former President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro Moros, Venezuela's Vice President for the Economy, Venezuela's Minister of Defense and Venezuela's Chief Supreme Court Justice, as well as two members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were announced Thursday, following multiple investigations by ICE's HSI New York's El Dorado Task Force and HSI Miami, as well as investigations by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

03/12/2020
Wahington, DC
Financial Crimes

Michael Rahim Mohammed, aka Mr. Dark, 32, was charged with various counts of distribution of child pornography, production and transportation of obscene matters for sale or distribution, engaging in the business of selling or transferring obscene matter, and laundering of monetary instruments according to the nine-count indictment and parallel civil forfeiture action unsealed today.

03/03/2020
San Juan, PR
Financial Crimes

The indictment charges that from on or about Jan. 4, 2012, through on or about July 24, 2017, the defendants and other co-conspirators conspired and agreed to devise a scheme to defraud Unique Builders, Inc., a family business engaged in short and long-term construction and improvement projects using wire communications.

03/02/2020
Chicago, IL
Narcotics

On three occasions in 2018, Xianbing Gan schemed to have narcotics proceeds totaling about $534,206 picked up in Chicago and transferred to various bank accounts in China, in order for the money to ultimately be remitted to drug traffickers in Mexico.

03/02/2020
Washington, DC
Financial Crimes

This case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), FBI, and the IRS – Criminal Investigation Division. The Korean National Police of the Republic of Korea provided assistance and coordinated with their parallel investigation. U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Shea, of the District of Columbia, announced the indictment.

02/24/2020
Tampa, FL
Financial Crimes
Jose I. Irizarry, 46, and Nathalia Gomez-Irizarry (Gomez), 36, were arrested Friday morning at their residence near San Juan, Puerto Rico. Irizarry and Gomez made their first appearance in U.S. District Court in San Juan Friday and were released on bond. Their next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 26.
02/24/2020
Brownsville, TX
Financial Crimes
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The charge stems from a bribery investigation involving Benito Barrientes, 42, from Lyford; Exy Adelaida Gomez, 42, from Los Fresnos; and Damian Ortiz, 30, and her brother and McAllen attorney Roel Alanis, 39, both from Weslaco. They were charged with conspiracy to commit bribery and bribery in relation to obtaining alien detainee roster lists.

02/19/2020
Indianapolis, IN
Financial Crimes

Saul Rodriguez-Soto, 39, of Indianapolis, operated SR Bulls Auto Sales LLC, Bulls Auto Sales II Inc., and Chicago Auto Sales LLC. He was also ordered to three years of supervised release following his sentence.

02/04/2020
San Diego, CA
Financial Crimes

Cesar Hernandez-Martinez, a 29-year-old Tijuana man, was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to 137 months in custody for laundering $13 million of narcotics proceeds for the Sinaloa Cartel. Hernandez owned and operated currency exchange houses in Tijuana that received proceeds from the sale of multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin smuggled into the United States by the cartel.

02/04/2020
New York, NY
Financial Crimes
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Pursuant to an investigation by ICE’s HSI New York, working with the Department of Justice, Airbus SE (Airbus or the company), a global provider of civilian and military aircraft based in France, has agreed to pay combined penalties of more than $3.9 billion to resolve foreign bribery charges with authorities in the United States, France and the United Kingdom arising out of the company’s scheme to use third-party business partners to bribe government officials, as well as non-governmental airline executives, around the world and to resolve the company’s violation of the AECA and its implementing regulations, the ITAR, in the United States.

02/03/2020
Dallas, TX
Financial Crimes
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The $460,560.26 the Dallas District Attorney’s Office received was part of nearly $9 million seized by HSI and the IRS during the investigation of a criminal organization led by Frank Cacopardo.

01/15/2020
Miami, FL
Financial Crimes
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Gorrin Belisario was last seen in Caracas, Venezuela, and currently remains at-large.

12/17/2019
Tucson, AZ
Narcotics

A State Grand Jury indicted 11 individuals accused of shipping illegal drugs and contraband across the country through the United Parcel Service (UPS); collectively the defendants face 48 felony counts, including money laundering, transportation of marijuana for sale, transportation of narcotic drugs for sale, misconduct involving weapons, and illegally conducting an enterprise.

11/26/2019
Tucson, AZ
Narcotics

The investigation began in 2017 after HSI special agents and TPD officers discovered evidence that drug trafficking organizations were utilizing United Parcel Service (UPS) employees to facilitate the movement of bulk narcotics to destinations throughout the eastern part of the United States, along with the movement of bulk U.S. currency back to the Tucson metropolitan area.

11/20/2019
New York, NY
Financial Crimes
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The indictment was unsealed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) charging Anthony Cheedie, Chad Allen, Shane Hanna, Cameron Brewster, Kevin Handren, Joseph Ciaccio, a/k/a “Joseph Gallagher,” Joseph Minetto, Joseph Depaola, a/k/a “Joe Hall,” Derrek Larkin, a/k/a “Derrek Martin,” and Mattie Cirilo with conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing. Larkin and Cirilo also are charged with obstruction of justice.

11/14/2019
Corpus Christi, TX
Financial Crimes

Billy Ray Mitchell, 48, from Corpus Christi, was sentenced Nov. 14 to 125 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by three years of supervised release. Mitchell pleaded guilty to the criminal charges July 25, 2019.

11/12/2019
San Jose, Costa Rica
Financial Crimes
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The workshop, which took place between Sept. 26-27, was designed to help attendees leverage established procedures by various private sector participants to facilitate the timely exchange of information with Spanish-speaking law enforcement agencies worldwide in anti-financial crimes.

10/29/2019
Corpus Christi, TX
Financial Crimes

Jorge Juan Torres-Lopez, 65, a former governor of Coahuila, Mexico, who has been in Mexican custody since Feb. 5, was extradited to the U.S. Oct. 29. He is scheduled for his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge B. Janice Ellington in Corpus Christi Oct. 30.

10/22/2019
Tyler, TX
Financial Crimes

Pamela Sue Hannan, 66, of Sherman, Texas, and Pamela Sue Jennings, 68, of Houston, Texas, were indicted by a federal grand jury Oct. 16.   Both defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering.

10/15/2019
Phoenix, AZ
Financial Crimes
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In 1983, the United States entered into a Compact of Free Association with the Republic of the Marshall Islands, which prohibits RMI citizens from entering the United States under the Compact if their travel is for the purpose of adoption. Petersen, through his adoption agency, is accused of utilizing this adoption fraud scheme in at least 29 births in Arizona between November 2015 and May 2019.

09/30/2019
New York, NY
Financial Crimes
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James T. Booth, 74, was indicted in the Southern District of New York, charged with securities fraud, wire fraud, and investment advisor fraud charges in connection with his years-long scheme to defraud customers of his financial services firm named Booth Financial Associates (“Booth Financial”).

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