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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.
07/27/2011
Albany, NY
Operational
Irene Bamenga, a French citizen and Angolan national in the custody of U.S. ICE, passed away early Wednesday morning at the Albany Memorial Hospital due to an apparent heart condition.
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.
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.
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).
03/26/2014
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Robert Mullen, 60, who once worked for the Lawton (Okla.) Police Department, was arrested Dec. 17 by HSI special agents on a criminal complaint.
09/21/2014
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
John Jaramillo, 45, of Albuquerque, was arrested April 24 by HSI special agents on a criminal complaint charging him with receiving and possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. At the time of his arrest, Jaramillo was a registered nurse employed by two home healthcare providers that provide mental health and medical care for children and adolescents.
09/09/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Jean Claud Mills, 32, was arrested May 16, 2014, on a criminal complaint charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and using and carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Mills subsequently was indicted on those same charges June 11, 2014.
04/30/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Operational
The couple conspired with food stamp card holders to redeem cash back from grocery transactions, which is illegal.
12/01/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
Deluvino Elias Salazar's plea agreement requires the imposition of a 135-month prison sentence.
04/04/2012
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Joseph F. Zinkiewicz, a 72-year-old retired teacher residing in Raton, N.M., was arrested on Wednesday on a criminal complaint alleging that he distributed, received and possessed child pornography as the result of an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
06/21/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation

Donald Alvin Tolbert, 47, entered a not guilty plea to the superseding indictment during his arraignment June 20 hearing. He remains in federal custody pending trial, which is set for Sept. 19.

01/12/2018
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

Luis Mendoza-Alarcon, 46, and co-defendant Giovanni Montijo-Dominguez, 37, also from Mexico, were both arrested Oct. 7, 2014, and charged by criminal complaint with cocaine trafficking.  They were indicted Nov. 5, 2014, and both were charged with cocaine trafficking; Montijo-Dominguez also was charged with illegal re-entry to the United States.

11/30/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
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Jeffrey Burlingame, 59, was arrested in February 2016 on a criminal complaint charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The complaint alleged that Burlingame committed the crime Feb. 24, 2016, in Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

10/04/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

Edwin Josue Torres, 24, of Sherman Oaks, California, was ordered detained pending trial. He was arrested Sept. 29, and was charged in a criminal complaint with methamphetamine trafficking after the New Mexico State Police (NMSP) seized about 38.25 lbs. of methamphetamine from him following a routine traffic stop.

02/10/2017
Albuquerque, NM
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
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According to the indictment, from March 2014 through October 2015, the four defendants conspired to violate the IACA by displaying and offering for sale jewelry manufactured in the Philippines in a manner that suggested that it was Indian-produced and the product of American Indian tribes.

07/31/2014
Albuquerque, NM
Financial Crimes
Raymundo Silva, 35, was indicted in August 2013 on conspiracy, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft charges. His two co-defendants were also indicted at the same time: Christina Knight, 29, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Patricia Diaz, 35, of Los Lunas, N.M.
06/21/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested David Krowner, 42, from Estancia, New Mexico, June 17 after a narcotics canine allegedly detected the odor of illegal drugs in his vehicle.

03/05/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Ernest Brian Tucker, 59, of Corrales, N.M., will also be required to register as a sex offender after he completes his prison sentence.
08/01/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
John W. Vandermeer, 62, of Albuquerque, was arrested Dec. 4, 2012 on a criminal complaint alleging he received and possessed child pornography in Bernalillo County, N.M., between January 2011 and November 2012.
06/29/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation

Erik Bilal Khan, 36, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, was also ordered to lifetime supervised release, and he must register as a sex offender after completing his sentence.

05/05/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Under the terms of his plea agreement, Andres Salinas faces a maximum sentence of six years, but not fewer than four years in federal prison, followed by a maximum of 15 years of supervised release. Also, he will be required to register as a sex offender after he completes his sentence.
03/14/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Operational
Lindsey Joe Brown pleaded guilty Thursday to methamphetamine trafficking and firearms charges that resulted from an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The plea agreement requires him to serve 17 years in federal prison.
02/03/2014
Albuquerque, NM
Worksite Enforcement
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A New Mexico fast-food chain, Blake's Lotaburger, joined ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Friday in a nationwide program that helps employers strengthen hiring practices, and prevents the unlawful employment of unauthorized workers.

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