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05/08/2017
Beaumont, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud

On May 4, federal and state agents criminally arrested 15 illegal aliens working under false identities at the LNG facility under construction in Cameron, Louisiana.  Earlier in the week, a federal grand jury in Beaumont returned indictments charging these individuals with identity theft, using social security numbers of actual citizens, and making false claims of U.S. citizenship in order to obtain jobs at the facility over the past three years.

04/30/2014
Birmingham, AL
Document and Benefit Fraud
Five men were indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on multiple felony charges in connection with an alleged scheme to produce and distribute counterfeit Social Security and Permanent Resident Alien cards to aliens unlawfully present in the United States across three Alabama counties.
05/01/2014
Bogota, Colombia
Document and Benefit Fraud
The arrests came after a two-year investigation by HSI Bogota special agents and the Colombian Attorney General's Technical Investigative Corps (CTI) Transnational Criminal Investigative Unit (TCIU). The investigation found that the visa fraud scheme was orchestrated by a Colombian national identified as Erno Braulio Bula-Bula. Bula-Bula claimed that he could acquire and purchase U.S. visas for 8 million Colombian pesos (approximately $4,000 USD) through a contact at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota. The contact was later determined to be fictitious, and no Embassy employees were found to be involved in the criminal acts.
01/07/2014
Boise, ID
Document and Benefit Fraud
Jordan Schoo, 34, who resided in both Nampa and Grangeville, admitted that he knowingly possessed counterfeit Idaho driver's licenses, which he used to purchase goods on credit.
11/18/2013
Boise, ID
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Ketchum woman, Simona Rus, who pleaded guilty Monday to immigration fraud, faces up to 10 years in prison, revocation of her U.S. citizenship and deportation to Romania, as a result of a probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
10/15/2012
Boise, ID
Document and Benefit Fraud
A 33-year-old Idaho man, Florin Fleischer, pleaded guilty Monday to the unlawful procurement of U.S. citizenship following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Fleischer admitted to providing materially false statements on his January 2010 naturalization application.
02/17/2011
Boise, ID
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Caldwell, Idaho, woman who operated an immigration consulting business was arrested Thursday for mail fraud and misuse of government seals following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
03/22/2013
Boise, ID
Document and Benefit Fraud
These types of fraud pose a threat to national security and public safety.
02/10/2014
Boise, ID
Document and Benefit Fraud
Simona Rus will now face removal proceedings and eventual deportation to her native country of Romania.
02/12/2014
Boise, ID
Document and Benefit Fraud
Celia Perez, 40, admitted in a plea agreement to falsely representing herself as an immigration attorney and soliciting fees from clients for services she never provided.
01/14/2013
Boise, ID
Document and Benefit Fraud
Shortly after obtaining citizenship, suspects divorced their U.S. citizen spouses and married each other.
08/12/2013
Boise, ID
Document and Benefit Fraud
The defendants each face up to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.
10/21/2013
Boise, ID
Document and Benefit Fraud
One loses U.S. citizenship, both face deportation
05/18/2011
Boise, ID
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Blaine County, Idaho, man who was under federal indictment on felony immigration fraud charges was arrested Wednesday by local law enforcement, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Americo De La Cruz, 38, of Hailey, Idaho, faces criminal charges of false swearing in an immigration matter...
10/13/2011
Boise, ID
Document and Benefit Fraud
Crystal Tijerina of Caldwell, Idaho, was sentenced Thursday to 12 months and one day in federal prison for mail fraud and misuse of U.S. government seals as a result of an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
06/21/2012
Boise, ID
Document and Benefit Fraud
A 30-year-old Peruvian citizen, Jenny Sedano-Vilcapoma, was sentenced Thursday to more than 12 months in prison for participating in a marriage fraud scheme disrupted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Sedano-Vilcapoma is the sixth and final defendant sentenced as a result of this investigation.
04/15/2014
Boise, ID
Document and Benefit Fraud
Jordan Schoo, 34, who resided in both Nampa and Grangeville, pleaded guilty to the charge last March.
06/12/2019
Boise, ID
Document and Benefit Fraud

According to court records, while living in California, Gloudina and Chantelle Robbertse devised and executed a scheme to defraud the CEDD. They continued the scheme when they moved to Idaho in April 2017.

12/21/2016
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Sandra McDonald, 51, a Jamaican national living in Fall River, Massachusetts, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to 27 months in prison. McDonald previously pleaded guilty in September 2016, to passport fraud, theft of public money, and misrepresenting a Social Security number.  She has been held in custody since her arrest in May 2016.

04/18/2019
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Eleven of the targets were arrested pursuant to federal arrest warrants issued in the District of Massachusetts for charges of aggravated identity theft and misuse of a Social Security Number; the final target was arrested on probable cause for the same violations.

10/25/2011
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Two Bulgarian men were sentenced in Boston federal court in connection with a skimming scheme in which they compromised and used numerous ATMs in Massachusetts and stole more than $135,000. U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigated both individuals for using counterfeit ATM cards, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.
02/13/2018
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud

David Brimage, 46, of Boston, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to eight months in prison and two years of supervised release. In October 2017, Brimage and co-conspirators Evelyn Medina, 56; Annette Gracia, 37, both of Boston; Kimberly Jordan, 33, of Randolph; and Bivian Yohanny Brea, 41, of Boston, agreed to plead guilty to one count of producing without lawful authority an identification document or a false identification document.

10/19/2014
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Renato De La Cruz, 40, was sentenced to 25 months in prison and ordered to pay $33,164 in restitution to the state and federal governments. In June 2014, De La Cruz was convicted following a three-day jury trial of theft of public money, use of a falsely-obtained social security number, and aggravated identity theft.
08/04/2017
Boston, MA
Human Rights Violators

Jean Leonard Teganya, 46, was charged with one count of immigration fraud and one count of perjury. Teganya made his first appearance in federal court in Boston on Friday afternoon.

10/29/2015
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Noe Arturo Castillo, 43, of Chelsea, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 24 months in prison and ordered to pay $21,082 to the federal government. In July 2015, Castillo pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft, wire fraud, passport fraud, theft of public money, and misuse of a Social Security number.

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