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09/17/2019
Santa Ana, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Dongyuan Li (李冬媛), 41, of Irvine, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit immigration fraud and one count of visa fraud. Li was one of 19 defendants named in a series of indictments unsealed earlier this year which resulted from an massive probe by ICE's HSI Los Angeles and IRS Criminal Investigation.

02/09/2016
Santa Ana, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Ken Zhiyi Liang, 39, of Irvine, was sentenced Monday afternoon by U.S. District Judge Andrew J. Guildford. Liang was found guilty in September of conspiring to obstruct justice, obstructing justice, and tampering with a witness, who is referred to in court papers as “D.L.”
05/06/2014
Santa Ana, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Haoren Ma, 50, of San Gabriel, Calif., the owner of New Arrival Immigration Service, was sentenced April 28 to four-and-a-half years in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy, immigration document fraud and aggravated identity theft. Ma's employee, Minghan Dong, 49, of San Gabriel, was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in prison for conspiracy to commit immigration document fraud.
06/13/2011
Santa Ana, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
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A federal judge here Monday sentenced a Korea-born pastor who operated a now defunct Orange County religious university to one year in prison and ordered him to forfeit to the government the $4 million property housing the school following his conviction on visa fraud and money laundering charges.
10/07/2016
Santa Ana, CA
Financial Crimes

The identity theft charges to which the seven defendants have pleaded guilty carry a statutory maximum sentence of 15 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

10/01/2018
Scranton, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Lucas Hernandez-Torres, 47, pleaded guilty to the charges on April 25, 2017, and is awaiting sentencing, and faces a maximum penalty under federal law of 10 years imprisonment.

10/14/2015
Seattle, WA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Dalia Ivette Singh, aka Dalia Pena, 61, who most recently resided in Clearwater, Florida, defrauded more than 40 immigrants from the Caribbean and Latin America. Singh charged some families as much as $36,000, claiming she had a contact with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) who could provide the immigrants with legal status in the United States.
03/17/2015
Seattle, WA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Shilan Zhao, 51, of Newcastle, and her ex-husband Jianjun Qiao, 51, are charged in a federal grand jury indictment unsealed Tuesday with conspiracy to commit immigration fraud and international transport of stolen funds, as well as conspiracy to commit money laundering. Additionally, Zhao is charged with one count of immigration fraud.
12/09/2016
Seattle, WA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Alejandro Gurany, 49, of El Paso, Texas, who traveled to SeaTac and met with immigrants at an airport hotel between December 2011 and March 2015, according to court documents. At least 19 victims in Washington and Ohio have been interviewed by law enforcement, some who said they paid Gurany thousands of dollars believing he would provide them legal status in the U.S.

01/22/2016
Seattle, WA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Dalia Ivette Singh, aka Dalia Pena, 62, now residing in Clearwater, Florida, pleaded guilty to four counts of wire fraud in October. At the sentencing hearing, Singh was order to pay $222,000 in restitution to her victims.
03/02/2018
Seattle, WA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Alejando Gurany-Navarro, of El Paso, collected thousands of dollars from foreign nationals across the U.S. after telling them he worked for a government immigration office and could provide the immigrants with legal status for a fee.

08/12/2011
Seattle, WA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Biodun Okunnuo, 39, was arrested Feb. 18 at the Blaine, Wash., Port of Entry after she was refused entry into Canada. At that time, Okunnuo presented a false U.S. passport, which she had obtained by using a stolen identity. Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discovered an outstanding Florida State warrant for her arrest under the alias used on the fake document.
12/11/2012
Seattle, WA
Document and Benefit Fraud
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Miguel A. Sanchez-Palomares, a previously deported Mexican national, pleaded guilty Monday to making, possessing and selling fraudulent immigration documents, following an undercover probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
02/22/2013
Seattle, WA
Document and Benefit Fraud
A 42-year-old Korean woman was sentenced Friday to two years in prison and three years' supervised release on immigration fraud charges, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Washington State Liquor Control Board.
12/21/2016
Sherman, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud

David Allen Anderton was found guilty by a jury on multiple counts of harboring illegal aliens, conspiracy, and visa fraud.

02/10/2017
Sherman, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud

Arnoldo Antonio Vasquez, a native of El Salvador, is alleged to have concealed and misrepresented his involvement in the extra-judicial killing of 10 civilians in San Sebastian, El Salvador, in September 1988, when he was an officer in the Salvadoran military.

02/09/2012
South Bend, IN
Document and Benefit Fraud
A man from Elkhart, Ind., Paulino Ascencion-Apolino, was sentenced Thursday to nearly three years in prison on charges of mail fraud and harboring over 100 illegal aliens. The sentence resulted from an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the U.S. Postal Inspection Service & the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
06/22/2012
South Bend, IN
Document and Benefit Fraud
Six people were arrested Wednesday and charged with harboring illegal aliens as part of a conspiracy that allegedly obtained motor vehicle registrations, license plates and titles for illegal aliens.
11/01/2013
South Bend, IN
Document and Benefit Fraud
This week concluded the case against five individuals convicted in February of harboring illegal aliens in a conspiracy to obtain motor vehicle registrations, license plates and titles for illegal aliens.
02/15/2013
South Bend, IN
Document and Benefit Fraud
Five individuals were found guilty at trial Wednesday for harboring illegal aliens as part of a conspiracy that obtained motor vehicle registrations, license plates, and titles for illegal aliens.
02/28/2012
Springfield, MO
Document and Benefit Fraud
Additional charges have been filed against Edward John Maher, a fugitive from England who was arrested in Ozark, Mo., and indicted by a federal grand jury for illegally possessing firearms, document fraud and identity theft. The charges resulted from an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Ozark Police Department...
02/10/2012
St. Louis, MO
Document and Benefit Fraud
Robert Brake and Brake Landscaping & Lawncare Inc. in St. Louis were indicted Friday on charges of fraudulently obtaining H-2B worker visas to support the business. The indictment resulted from an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Inspector General (DOL-OIG).
03/28/2012
Syracuse, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
Moises Velazquez-Jacobo, 36, of Lowville, N.Y., a citizen and national of Mexico, was charged today by a federal grand jury in Syracuse in a five-count indictment. He was arrested March 7, 2012. According to court documents, on two separate dates in January 2012, he knowingly transferred false documents which included false Social Security cards and false alien registration cards, also known as "green cards."
04/03/2015
Syracuse, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
Ebrima Krubally, 46, was sentenced to 48 months incarceration and Alieu Jaiteh, 32, was sentenced to 18 months. U.S. District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby also ordered both to pay restitution of $1,709,304.81 in connection with the fraud scheme. Jaiteh, a foreign national of Gambia, is also facing deportation as a result of this conviction and other immigration violations.

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