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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.

09/07/2011
Albany, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Taiwanese man, who is also a U.S. permanent resident, was sentenced to 69 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for bribery and forging a Chinese passport.
04/19/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Document and Benefit Fraud
A married couple, illegally in the United States, remain in federal custody after special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested them Wednesday on criminal complaints charging them with selling fraudulent identity documents.
02/28/2014
Albuquerque, NM
Document and Benefit Fraud
Raymundo Silva, 35, was convicted of conspiracy and five bank-fraud charges. The jury acquitted Silva on two other bank-fraud charges after a four-day trial.
10/09/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Financial Crimes
Stephanie Pyle was sentenced to 30 months in prison for her conviction on the fraud charge, and 24 months in prison for her conviction on an aggravated identity theft charge. Since identity theft sentences must be served consecutively to sentences on other convictions, Pyle’s total sentence is 54 months in federal prison.
08/21/2014
Alexandria, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Mauricio Florian-Polanco faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison when he is sentenced Dec. 12.
09/20/2016
Alexandria, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud

According to the court documents, Amit Chaudhry, 44, is an Indian national who became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2005.  Beginning in 2011, he was part of a large, international wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy that involved processing stolen credit card numbers and laundering the proceeds through hundreds of bank accounts.

04/27/2016
Alexandria, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
According to the indictment, Raju Kosuri, 44; his spouse Smriti Jharia, 45; and their co-conspirators fraudulently applied for more than 800 illegal immigration benefits under the H-1B visa program. Since 2008, and at much greater scale since 2011, Kosuri has built a staffing business that amounts to a visa-for-sale system, in violation of federal law.
05/27/2016
Alexandria, VA
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations

Three individuals – Ijaz Khan, 42, and Vera Lautt, 56, both of Sante Fe, New Mexico, and Ibrar Khan, of Pakistan – face charges for conspiracy to defraud the United States and naturalizing and procuring U.S. citizenship by fraud. Ijaz Khan, along with Fahad Khan, of Pakistan, face additional charges, including smuggling artifacts from Pakistan into the United States and obstructing justice.

09/29/2011
Alexandria, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Osvaldo A. Mercado of Gainesville, Va. was indicted by a federal grand jury for defrauding Virginia banks of nearly $3.4 million in fraudulent loans following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Washington, D.C. along with FBI's Washington Field Office and the FDIC Office of Inspector General.
08/12/2014
Alexandria, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
A federal grand jury indicted James T. McBride, of Columbus, Ohio, May 14 of one count of conspiracy, one count of causing the impersonation of a diplomat and four counts of producing false identification documents.
08/21/2014
Alexandria, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Mohamad Yousef Tellawi, 34, of Falls Church, was sentenced to 22 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for participating in the immigration document fraud conspiracy.
09/27/2012
Alexandria, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
" A man illegally living in the United States was convicted at trial late Wednesday of attempting to bribe a corrupt government official to obtain a ""green card,"" part of a long-term joint undercover investigation into a group of Chinese nationals engaged in purchasing fraudulent permanent resident alien cards."
01/19/2012
Alexandria, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Yong Hyon Kim pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit marriage fraud and making false statements to federal agents, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Kim admitted he recruited the general manager of his business to enter into a fraudulent marriage with Kim's girlfriend so that she could remain...
11/13/2015
Alexandria, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Kouame Innocent Tanoh must also pay $671,760 in restitution and $651,769 in a forfeiture money judgment.
03/28/2017
Alexandria, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Yousif Al Mashhandani (“Yousif”), 35, of Vienna, and Adil Hasan, 38, of Burke, who are full biological brothers, and Enas Ibrahim, 32, also of Burke, who is the wife of Hasan, are all charged with attempting to obtain naturalization contrary to law.

06/13/2013
Anchorage, AK
Document and Benefit Fraud
Javier Martinez, an illegal alien from the Dominican Republic living in Alaska, was convicted Thursday by a federal jury of firearms violations, immigration benefit fraud and identity theft. Martinez came to the attention of federal investigators after he allegedly shot and killed his former supervisor at the Millennium Alaskan Hotel.
10/17/2013
Anchorage, AK
Document and Benefit Fraud
Javier Martinez, 48, was convicted in June of one count of unlawful reentry after deportation, five counts of making false claims of U.S. citizenship, five counts of aggravated identity theft, and one count of possession of a firearm by an illegal alien.
03/24/2011
Anchorage, AK
Document and Benefit Fraud
A local resident, who stole the identity of his deceased nephew pleaded guilty and was sentenced Wednesday for falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen and filing a false Social Security application. The case was investigated by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
05/18/2014
Anchorage, AK
Document and Benefit Fraud
Maualuga Leaana, 43, was charged in an April federal grand jury indictment, which alleges she applied for and obtained a U.S. passport in the name of her sister. She is also charged with falsely claiming U.S. citizenship on various applications for benefits, including Alaska Permanent Fund Dividends, unemployment compensation, subsidized housing, as well as obtaining identification from the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles.
07/19/2012
Anchorage, AK
Document and Benefit Fraud
Eleven foreign nationals were charged Thursday in a 90-count superseding federal indictment alleging they conspired to distribute cocaine and engaged in tax fraud, money laundering, identity theft and other financial crimes.
01/25/2011
Atlanta, GA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Immigration attorney Parmesh N. Dixit, 40, of Alpharetta, Ga.,was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on charges of visa fraud, alien harboring, and conspiracy, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the United States Department of Labor.
02/12/2015
Atlanta, GA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Bonnie Monique Youn, 45, has been charged in a superseding indictment with two new counts of visa fraud, two new counts of alien harboring, and two new counts of witness tampering.

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