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12/09/2015
Abilene, TX
Child Exploitation
Paul Joseph Koestle, 33, of Abilene, Texas, pleaded guilty to one count of producing child pornography and one count of receiving child pornography.
09/11/2014
Abilene, TX
Child Exploitation
Johnny Ray Martinez, 25, from Abilene, Texas, pleaded guilty in May to one count of attempting to produce child pornography. He has been in custody since his arrest in February on a related criminal complaint.
06/25/2012
Abilene, TX
Child Exploitation
Trevor J. Arias appeared in federal court Tuesday and pleaded guilty to one count of receiving child pornography. He admitted that in August 2011, he knowingly received a file, via the Internet, that depicted a female child engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
06/14/2012
Abilene, TX
Child Exploitation
Charles Linwood Heard was sentenced Wednesday to 26 months in federal prison, following his March 2012 guilty plea to one count of attempting to transfer obscene material to a minor.
10/18/2016
Abilene, TX
Child Exploitation

Robert Blaine Harris, 50, of Fort Worth, has been in custody since his arrest in January 2016.

10/29/2013
Abilene, TX
Child Exploitation
Officers located Aaron Charles Lustfeldt, 27, of Big Spring, Texas, who admitted being in the park, but denied doing anything inappropriate, stating that he was not supposed to be at the park because he was a registered sex offender.
02/12/2016
Abilene, TX
Child Exploitation
Michael Cleo Ivy, 37, of Abilene, Texas, was sentenced Thursday to 121 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in July 2015 to an indictment charging one count of possessing prepubescent child pornography.
12/09/2012
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Child Exploitation
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ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) was appointed chair this week in Abu Dhabi of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), an international alliance of 18 law enforcement agencies and private sector partners dedicated to combating online child sexual abuse.

04/08/2011
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Child Exploitation
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ICE serves on the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), one of the world's largest international child protection taskforces.
12/12/2012
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Child Exploitation
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Representatives from the 18 Virtual Global Taskforce member agencies attend discussions on the strategic direction for the VGT at the VGT Conference in Abu Dhabi. HSI's Ian Quinn is the newly appointed chair of the VGT.

01/28/2019
Addison, IL
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Juan A. Mexicano, 33, of Addison, Illinois, was sentenced Friday to seven years imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections. On Aug. 24, 2018, he pleaded guilty to nine felony counts of unlawfully using a weapon. In December 2018, he was also sentenced in California to more than 11 years in federal prison on a related cocaine trafficking conviction.

06/01/2017
Adelanto, CA
Detainee Death Notifications

Consistent with the agency’s protocols, the appropriate state health and local law enforcement agencies have been notified about the death, as have the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General and the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility.

07/14/2016
Albany, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud

Gaurav Mehta, 36, and Isha Mehta, 33, both citizens of India, were sentenced Wednesday to three  years of probation and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, following jury convictions for marriage and immigration fraud.

09/01/2015
Albany, NY
Financial Crimes
The man, in his late 80s, received information in the fall of 2013, that stated he had won a lottery prize. He was later contacted by a man who told him he owed taxes and other expenses ranging from $5,000 to $80,000 to receive his prize. The fraudsters cheated him out of nearly $150,000 before his son reported the scam to law enforcement.
12/09/2011
Albany, NY
Child Exploitation
Timothy Brehmer of Broadalbin, N.Y., has been charged with possession of child pornography as the result of an investigation being conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
09/18/2012
Albany, NY
Child Exploitation
James Tabolt Jr. pleaded guilty Sept.13 to possession of more than 1,300 images of child pornography on a home computer. The plea follows a joint investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and local law enforcement.
01/30/2013
Albany, NY
Child Exploitation
Nathan Brown was sentenced Tuesday to 60 years in federal prison for producing and possessing images and videos of child pornography. Between January 2010 and November 2011, Brown produced still images and videos of three different children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
03/11/2012
Albany, NY
Child Exploitation
A two-count complaint charged Nathan Brown of Dolgeville, N.Y., with producing and possessing child pornography due to an investigation being conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
03/08/2013
Albany, NY
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
After a five-day trial in Albany, a jury has convicted Annie George of Rexford, N.Y., of harboring an illegal alien.
10/26/2011
Albany, NY
Enforcement and Removal
A Mexican national residing in Fleischmanns, N.Y., pleaded guilty to a felony offense of re-entry by a previously removed alien. The charge carries a sentence of up to two years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
04/15/2016
Albany, NY
Enforcement and Removal
Kenedy Agileo Pineda-Morales, 41, was arrested by authorities without incident April 13, in Saratoga Springs, New York. A preliminary investigation determined that Pineda-Morales was living under an assumed name in the area. Authorities confirmed his true identity using biometric information and photos.
11/14/2011
Albany, NY
Child Exploitation
An upstate New York man, Christopher Morin, was sentenced to 188 months in prison for attempting to sexually entice a minor. The sentence is the result of an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Morin exchanged more than 1,000 text messages with an undercover agent posing as a 15-year-old girl.
10/25/2011
Albany, NY
Worksite Enforcement
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U.S. ICE Director John Morton presented a check for $2.16 million to New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D'Amico on Oct. 23, 2011. This money was forfeited by IFCO Systems North America in settlement of its corporate criminal liability for conduct associated with the hiring and employment of illegal alien workers at IFCO pallet plants...
01/13/2011
Albany, NY
Worksite Enforcement
The money is the result of a settlement of IFCO's corporate criminal liability for conduct associated with the hiring and employment of illegal alien workers at its pallet plants prior to April 19, 2006. The forfeiture resulted from an extensive investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
10/11/2011
Albany, NY
Child Exploitation
Aaron Martinez, 27, of Saranac, N.Y., pleaded guilty on May 10, 2011, to one count of a two count indictment charging him with production of child pornography – he was initially charged on Dec. 15, 2010. On Jan. 12, 2011, a federal grand jury indicted him on charges of production and possession of child pornography. Martinez was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Norman A. Mordue in Albany.

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