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08/17/2016
San Francisco, CA
Worksite Enforcement

Yaowapha Ritdet, 56, of Ukiah, admitted she knowingly hired Thai nationals who were illegally present in the United States to work at her restaurants, Ruen Tong Thai Cuisine and the Walter Café, both located in Ukiah.

11/02/2014
San Francisco, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Susan Xiao-Ping Su, 44, of Pleasanton, appeared in court before U.S. District Court Judge Jon S. Tigar. In addition to the prison term, Judge Tigar ordered Su to forfeit $5.6 million in proceeds generated by the fraud scheme and pay more than $900,000 in restitution. The case is the result of a probe by the multiagency Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force, overseen by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
12/19/2012
San Francisco, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Ramin Bibian, a Los Angeles-area man who admitted operating two websites that sold counterfeit IDs, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to transferring false identification documents, following a probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the HSI-led multi-agency Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force.
01/29/2014
San Francisco, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Ramin Bibian, a Los Angeles-area man who admitted operating two websites that sold counterfeit IDs, was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to 33 months in prison for transferring false identification documents.
03/24/2014
San Francisco, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
A federal jury Monday convicted Susan Xiao-Ping Su, the founder and former president of Tri-Valley University, of multiple federal criminal counts, including wire fraud, visa fraud, and money laundering, for her role in a large-scale visa fraud scheme involving foreign students.
07/13/2015
San Francisco, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Buyantod Thomas, 30, of Concord, was sentenced July 9 for aiding and abetting the submission of fraudulent asylum applications. The charges are the result of a multiyear probe by Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force headed by ICE's HSI.
12/10/2012
San Francisco, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Andrew Chojecki, a past applications-adjudicator for the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), has been indicted by a Bay Area grand jury on nine criminal counts stemming from his alleged role in a marriage fraud scheme.
09/09/2013
San Francisco, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Blessed Marvelous Herve, a San Francisco man who claimed his father was president of the Congo, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges stemming from a probe by the FBI and ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
01/09/2020
San Francisco, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Ricardo Gabriele-Plage, 39, was sentenced to four years in prison by U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley for an identity-theft scheme, announced Special Agent in Charge Tatum King of ICE's HSI San Francisco Field Office and U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott, Jan. 9.

03/29/2013
San Jose, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Balarkishan Patwardhan is accused of providing fraudulent immigration documents to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in support of employment visa petitions for 19 Indian nationals.
12/15/2015
San Jose, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

SAN JOSE, Calif. – A former San Jose immigration consultant was sentenced to 18 months in jail Monday and ordered to pay a $15,000 fine for encouraging illegal immigration for private financial gain, mail fraud, and willfully contributing to a fraudulent tax return.

04/01/2014
San Jose, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Balakrishnan Patwardhan, 53, of Cupertino, admitted that, between July 2008 and October 2010, he knowingly submitted false immigration forms and supporting documentation to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services seeking high-tech worker visas for 19 applicants.
09/04/2015
San Jose, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Ragini Vecham, 36, of Cupertino; Kishore Pallapothu, 42, of Cupertino; Satyanarayana Tota, 45, of Sunnyvale; and Ramana Reddy, 44, of Sunnyvale, were indicted Wednesday and turned themselves in to the U.S. Marshals Service the following day.
08/18/2014
San Jose, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Balakrishnan Patwardhan, 54, pleaded guilty in March to 19 counts of visa fraud as originally charged in an indictment handed down last year.
08/01/2013
San Jose, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Evelyn Sineneng-Smith, 66, was indicted by a federal grand jury July 14, 2010.
07/03/2012
San Jose, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Two former Department of Defense employees, Adeba Sultana and Mohammad Ali Rabbani, pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to attempting to illegally obtain and illegally obtaining U.S. citizenship following a probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Department of State.
09/15/2015
San Jose, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Jerry Wang, 34, appeared Monday before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila. Wang was ordered to surrender and begin serving his sentence by Nov. 3. In addition to the prison term, Judge Davila ordered the defendant to forfeit $700,000 in proceeds derived from the scheme.
05/06/2016
San Jose, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Sunitha Guntipally, 43, of Fremont; her husband, Venkat Guntipally, 47, of Fremont; Pratap “Bob” Kondamoori, 54, of Incline Village, Nevada; and his sister, Sandhya Ramireddi, 56, of Pleasanton, were named in a 33-count indictment filed Thursday charging them with conspiracy to commit visa fraud, use of false documents, mail fraud, and other offenses. 

08/02/2012
San Jose, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Jerry Wang, the chief executive officer of two Bay Area universities, was arrested Thursday following his indictment on charges stemming from a long-term probe spearheaded by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
04/10/2015
San Jose, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Jerry Wang, 34, the former Chief Executive Officer of Herguan University, admitted in court that he had submitted false documents to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).
03/27/2012
San Juan, PR
Document and Benefit Fraud
A principal component of the campaign is to alert DMV and DR employees, law enforcement and the public about fraud schemes perpetrated at DMV facilities. By adding education and outreach components, ICE is proactively taking steps to deter the crime from happening, encouraging people to report the crime, and developing strong partnerships.
02/09/2016
San Juan, PR
Document and Benefit Fraud
According to the 10-count indictment, Luis R. Santos-Baez, 32, forged and agreed to use supposedly legal documents bearing the false signatures of U.S Bankruptcy Court judges Mildred Caban-Flores and Edward A. Godoy, for the purpose of authenticating said documents for the bankruptcy proceedings.
06/14/2012
San Juan, PR
Document and Benefit Fraud
Victor Manuel Rivera, at large since January, is one of 50 individuals indicted by a federal grand jury for their alleged participation in a conspiracy to commit identification fraud in connection with a scheme to traffic the identities of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens and their corresponding identity documents.
11/14/2012
San Juan, PR
Document and Benefit Fraud
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Fifty-three individuals charged with theft of government property and identity theft were arrested Wednesday in several municipalities of Puerto Rico following a joint Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (HSI) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) probe.

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