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03/10/2017
Newark, NJ
Professional Responsibility

Arnaldo Echevarria, 39, a former ICE deportation officer, was convicted following a one-week trial before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in Newark federal court. The jury deliberated for one day before returning the guilty verdict.

08/04/2016
Dallas, TX
Professional Responsibility

Dwight Horton, 51, a resident of Grand Prairie, Texas, appeared in federal court Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Renée Harris Toliver and pleaded guilty to a felony Information charging one count of theft of government property. 

07/26/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Professional Responsibility

Joohoon David Lee, 43, who currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald, who called the bribery “a very, very grave crime.” Lee pleaded guilty last December to one count of bribery, following a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).

05/13/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Professional Responsibility

The investigation by HSI OPR and the FBI into corruption involving government officials and immigration consultants has resulted in charges against 11 defendants. Seven of those defendants – including George Wu and Michael Bui – have now been convicted, including: Attorney Kwang Man “John” Lee; James Dominguez; and Paul Lovingood.

04/20/2016
Seattle, WA
Professional Responsibility
Jonathan M. Love, 58, pleaded guilty in January 2016 to deprivation of constitutional rights under color of law. At Wednesday’s sentencing Magistrate Judge Brian A. Tsuchida said, “This is a very sad day…for no good reason you did great harm to this victim.
03/01/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Professional Responsibility
Sam Herbert Allen Jr., 54, of San Juan Capistrano, was sentenced late Monday. Allen pleaded guilty in February 2015 to conspiring to defraud the United States by deceitful and dishonest means. The charges stem from a probe by ICE OPR, ICE HSI and CBP OPR.
02/26/2016
Santa Ana, CA
Professional Responsibility
Jesus Figueroa, 69, of Tujunga, was found guilty Thursday of one count of conspiracy to commit bribery and to impede the lawful function of government immigration agencies.
02/18/2016
Tucson, AZ
Narcotics
Johnny Acosta, 38, of Douglas, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson to felony charges of conspiracy to import more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana and accepting bribes as a public official.
07/30/2015
Los Angeles, CA
Professional Responsibility
Gregory J. Chavez, 51, was taken into custody Wednesday at his Porter Ranch residence and is being held on $1.2 million bond pending his arraignment in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Chavez is charged with 40 felony counts, including residential burglary, grand theft by false pretense and attempted grand theft by false pretense.
07/14/2015
New York, NY
Professional Responsibility
Naga Srinivasa Rao Pilla, 38, faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison for bribery of a public official. Pilla was also charged with procurement of citizenship or naturalization unlawfully.
02/18/2015
Chicago, IL
Professional Responsibility
Vincenta Edith Peralta-Saavedra, 58, of Merrillville, Indiana, was sentenced Feb. 18 to 16 months; her son, Geovanni Ozuna-Peralta, 25, also of Merrillville, Indiana, was sentenced Jan. 22 to five years in prison by U.S. District Court Judge John J. Tharp.
09/25/2014
New York, NY
Professional Responsibility
Carl Osborne, 38, in the guise of a federal officer, represented himself to be an ICE officer. According to court documents, between August 2012 and May 2013, on five separate occasions, Osborne, complete with a fake uniform, credentials, phony gun, and driving a vehicle equipped with lights and sirens, pulled over several vehicles in the Bronx and Westchester County.
08/13/2014
Boston, MA
Professional Responsibility
Francisco Soares, 44, of Foxborough and Paul Stein, 58, of Mashpee, were charged with conspiracy to impersonate a federal officer and falsely impersonating a federal agent.
07/29/2014
Concord, NH
Professional Responsibility
Joseph Cespedes, 37, a Manchester police officer at the time of the HSI investigation, was associating with an individual in Lawrence, Massachusetts, who was the target of a separate drug-related investigation. Federal investigators discovered that the targeted drug dealer enlisted Cespedes to run criminal records checks on certain stolen identities to determine whether they were clear of outstanding arrest warrants.
01/08/2014
Newark, NJ
Professional Responsibility
Kordell Nesbitt, a former immigration enforcement agent with ICE's Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO), pleaded guilty Wednesday to his involvement in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana. From May 2013 through July 2013, Nesbitt arranged for the shipment of cocaine and marijuana into the New York City-area.
08/13/2013
Tacoma, WA
Professional Responsibility
The complaint alleges CBP officer John Eric Weaver and his wife, Joy Weaver, conspired to submit falsified education reimbursement claims inflated by more than $8,000.
07/25/2013
Atlanta, GA
Professional Responsibility
Beginning in September 2010, and continuing until at least July 2012, Ibrahim Barrie, 32, of Atlanta, paid bribes to a special agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in exchange for immigration benefits, as well as other benefits. The DHS special agent was working in an undercover capacity.
07/19/2013
New York, NY
Professional Responsibility
An officer with ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), Kordell Nesbitt, and two co-conspirators were arrested July 18 and 19 for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana.
08/10/2012
San Diego, CA
Professional Responsibility
Two former San Diego-area U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents face up to 50 years in prison following their conviction Friday for operating a lucrative human smuggling ring that brought hundreds of Mexicans and Brazilians illegally into the United States using official agency vehicles.
07/13/2012
Washington, DC
Professional Responsibility
James M. Woosley, the former acting director of ICE's Office of Intelligence, was sentenced today to 20 months in prison for defrauding the U.S. government. Woosley defrauded the government of more than $180,000 in a scheme involving fraudulent travel vouchers, and time and attendance claims.
07/02/2012
Tucson, AZ
Professional Responsibility
Jovana Samaniego Deas, a former special agent with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), was sentenced Friday to 30 months in federal prison following a multi-agency investigation that revealed she illegally accessed, stole and transferred sensitive U.S. government documents to unauthorized individuals and obstructed HSI investigations.
06/07/2012
Washington, DC
Professional Responsibility
Lateisha M. Rollerson, a former assistant to former ICE acting intelligence chief James M. Woosley, was sentenced Thursday to ten months in prison for taking part in a fraud scheme involving more than $500,000 in government money. The case was investigated by the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility, the Office of Inspector General...
06/01/2012
Los Angeles, CA
Professional Responsibility
Frank Johnston, a former assistant special agent in charge for ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Los Angeles was sentenced Friday to 24 months in federal prison for obstruction of justice, giving false information to a federal prosecutor and a federal judge in Florida, and devising a scheme to have his wife paid nearly $600,000...

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