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04/15/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
A south Texas man was sentenced Monday to 21 years and 10 months in federal prison for smuggling tons of marijuana into the United States from Mexico, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
10/28/2013
Brownsville, TX
Financial Crimes
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The indictment indicates the money was proceeds of illegal narcotics sales belonging Mexican drug trafficking organizations, including the Gulf Cartel.
06/02/2015
Brownsville, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
Humberto Reveles, 60, and Maria Isabel Lerma, 32, both from Brownsville, admitted selling membership in the Yamassee tribe as part of a scheme to defraud. Reveles was the tribe’s chief, and later grand chief. He sold these memberships to illegal aliens in the United States.
11/15/2011
Brownsville, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Rogelio Serrano-Lara from Matamoros, Mexico, was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 years in federal prison for his role in an alien smuggling/transportation conspiracy. His sentence was increased after witnesses testified that he robbed them and raped a woman. The case was investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
02/01/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Rigoberto Munoz-Vargas, a Mexican national, pleaded guilty on Thursday to possession with intent to distribute 1.3 kilograms (2.9 pounds) of methamphetamine and being an alien possessing a firearm. The investigation was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with assistance from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)...
01/08/2020
Brownsville, TX
Child Exploitation

Dassahed Marines, 29, from McAllen, Texas, was also sentenced to 20 years of supervised release to be served immediately following his release from prison, during which time he will have to comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict his access to children and the internet. He must also register as a sex offender.

07/08/2011
Brownsville, TX
Enforcement and Removal
A man from Guatemala wanted for allegedly committing murder was deported on Friday by officers from U.S. ICE 's Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO). Oscar Daniel Amador-Moncada is wanted for allegedly killing a man on May 21, 2010, after getting into an argument at the victim's residence.
02/21/2018
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics

Jorge Barrera, 33, from Garciasville, Texas, was sentenced Feb. 21 by U.S. District Rolando Olvera to 48 months in federal prison and to two years of supervised release.  Barrera pleaded guilty to the cocaine trafficking charges Nov. 16, 2017.

12/14/2014
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Jose Luis Zavala, 38, from Brownsville, Texas, was arrested at his residence Dec. 12 without incident. Zavala appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Morgan Dec. 15 and was formally charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 1000 kilograms of marijuana and bribery of a public official.
10/06/2014
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics

Francisco Javier Maya, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Hilda G. Tagle Oct. 7 to 189 months for the conspiracy charge and 189 months on the possession charge.

11/05/2015
Brownsville, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Ruth Fernanda Morales-Lopez, 33, of Brownsville, was sentenced Nov. 5 by U.S. District Judge Hilda Tagle to 34 months in federal prison. Judge Tagle also sentenced Esteban Castro-Medina, 41, to 18 months; Alfredo Prieto-Garcia, 44, was sentenced to 47 months for his convictions of conspiracy to bring in and transport aliens, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
02/27/2013
Brownsville, TX
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
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A member of the notorious Gulf Cartel was sentenced to five years in federal prison Wednesday following his conviction for being an alien possessing a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney, Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
05/13/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Mercedes Perez, a former reserve officer for the Nueces County Constables Office, was sentenced Monday to 151 months for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and heroin, as well as possession with intent to distribute cocaine and heroin. Perez was found to have cocaine and heroin in his car at a U.S.- Mexico border crossing.
05/15/2014
Brownsville, TX
Financial Crimes
Oscar J. Aguilar, 37, entered his plea May 16 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald G. Morgan. He will remain in custody pending his sentencing hearing, which is set for Aug. 18 before U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen. At that time, Aguilar faces up to 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.
01/26/2015
Brownsville, TX
Financial Crimes
Oscar J. Aguilar, 38, a Mexican citizen legally residing in Brownsville, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen, to 168 months in federal prison. Aguilar was further ordered to pay a $1,893,170 money judgment which represented the proceeds of drug smuggling that were laundered in the scheme.
12/19/2012
Brownsville, TX
Child Exploitation
Robert L. Hedrick, 61, of Brownsville, Texas, appeared before U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen who handed down the 360-month prison sentence. Following is the breakdown of his prison sentences, which are all running concurrently:
03/14/2011
Brownsville, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

A former Cameron County sheriff's deputy was sentenced on Monday to four years and nine months in prison for smuggling weapons into Mexico in exchange for money. The sentence was the result of an investigation conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in coordination with the FBI and Cameron County Sheriff's Office.

09/27/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
A high ranking member of the Gulf Cartel was convicted Sept. 28 regarding a drug trafficking conspiracy that spanned more than 10 years, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
11/15/2012
Brunswick, GA
Child Exploitation
Stephen Keating, 52, of Jesup, Ga., had his initial court appearance Friday morning in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Graham. Keating was not granted a bond; his detention hearing will be held before Judge Graham on Monday.
06/21/2013
Brunswick, GA
Operational
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Twenty members of the Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs, Criminal Investigation Department will join the fight against transnational organized crime following their graduation Friday from an elite training program in the United States.
07/28/2013
Brunswick, GA
Child Exploitation

Stephen Keating, 53, was arrested in November 2012 after Danish police officials found images of an unknown suspect abusing two children on a computer they seized in a child pornography investigation.

07/08/2014
Brunswick, GA
Child Exploitation
Devin Spencer Williams, 19, of Blackshear, pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing child pornography in January 2014. He was also ordered by United States District Court Chief Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to register as a sex offender upon his release.
02/08/2013
Brunswick, GA
Child Exploitation
Stephen Keating, who was arrested as part of a nationwide operation targeting child predators, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor in relation to the production of child pornography.
09/07/2011
Brunswick, GA
Operational
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ICE Director John Morton and Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Director Connie Patrick officially opened the ICE Academy complex during a joint ribbon cutting ceremony held at the FLETC headquarters Wednesday.
04/11/2012
Brunswick, GA
Child Exploitation
Angel Luis Rivera, 41, pleaded guilty after evidence presented at the guilty plea hearing showed that on a number of occasions between 2009 and 2010 he sexually molested three children under the age of 14 in order to create pictures and videos of that conduct.

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