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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.
03/07/2012
Syracuse, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
Moises Velazquez-Jacobo, 36, an illegal alien from Mexico, who had been previously removed from the United States in 2007 and 2008, sold fraudulent identification documents, which included U.S. legal permanent resident cards and U.S. social security cards.
05/06/2011
Tallahassee, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
Three Tallahassee construction workers were arraigned in federal court Thursday on charges of possessing and using a fraudulent document as evidence of work authorization in the United States, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
03/03/2016
Tallahassee, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
Michael Daniel Rubens, 31, formerly of Tallahassee, admitted between January 2012 and January 2015, he publicly humiliated dozens of young women by hacking into their online accounts, including email and social media, stealing photographs and other personal information, using the photographs to create pornography, and posting the pornographic images on social media websites and on a revenge pornography website that was recently shut down by the FBI.
01/15/2013
Tampa, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
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02/15/2013
Tampa, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Clearwater man, Mario Cabrera, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for committing immigration document fraud in a case investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
06/07/2013
Tampa, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
Nedal Faisal Ahmad fraudulently obtained U.S. Treasury checks and reloadable debit cards that contained tax refunds that did not belong to him. Ahmad cashed several fraudulent U.S. Treasury checks and swiped the reloadable debit cards at his business, Al-Wafaa Trading.
11/03/2016
Tampa, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud

According to court documents, Jose Avianeda-Espinoza, 44, a citizen of Mexico, fraudulently used a U.S. citizen’s identity for nearly 17 years to obtain a number of government identifications and to avoid deportation.

07/23/2014
Tampa, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
Nerene Erica Harrison, 32, of St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica, faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison. Her sentencing hearing is scheduled for Oct. 23. Harrison was indicted Nov. 13, 2013, along with Robert Kenneth Scott Cruz.
12/07/2011
Tampa, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
Vencot Marean Maxwell, a Jamaican national living in Spring Hill, Fla., was found guilty Wednesday of making a false and fraudulent application for a U.S. passport, identity theft and aggravated identity theft in connection with that false passport application.
04/24/2019
Tampa, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud

According to the indictment, Erika Paola Intriago, 44, of Tampa, who is not a licensed attorney, fraudulently portrayed herself as an immigration attorney offering immigration-related services on social media targeting persons from Spanish-speaking countries seeking immigration-related services.

01/31/2013
Tampa, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
A federal indictment was unsealed Wednesday charging a Tampa man with making false statements in connection with his naturalization application.
06/12/2013
Tampa, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
Chavez faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison.
07/24/2014
Tampa, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
According to court documents, Cassandra Hamilton, 55, of Tampa, engaged in a marriage fraud conspiracy spanning several years and in excess of ten marriages.
01/31/2011
Tampa, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
Majdi Juma, 29, Hikmat Juma, 38, and Nidal Juma, 40, owners and operators of the Super Corner Food Mart in Bradenton, Fla., were arrested and charged Thursday in federal court for conspiracy and various charges of fraud, including food stamp and wire fraud.
03/11/2020
Tampa, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud

According to the indictment, Elvis Harold Reyes, 56, of Brandon, owned and operated EHR Ministries Inc., and portrayed himself as an immigration attorney, pastor, accountant, immigration expert, former immigration official and former federal law enforcement officer.

05/23/2012
Toledo, OH
Document and Benefit Fraud
Eighteen people were charged Wednesday morning in a series of criminal schemes, including money laundering, identity theft, alien harboring and arson, involving seven IHOP restaurants in northwest Ohio and Indiana. The charges follow a joint investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service...
09/14/2012
Trenton, NJ
Document and Benefit Fraud
Bimbo Peter Oyewole, A Nigerian man who came to the U.S. in 1989 and assumed the identity of a murder victim to remain in the country illegally, has pleaded guilty to exhibiting a false government document in a case investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI),The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's Office of Inspector...
06/30/2015
Trenton, NJ
Document and Benefit Fraud
Marijan Cvjeticanin, 50, of St. James, New York, was convicted of nine counts of mail fraud following a one-week trial.
11/04/2019
Tulsa, OK
Document and Benefit Fraud

Cristian Alvarado Morales, 30, and Anderson Garces Lopez, 29, both of Tulsa, pleaded guilty Monday to selling fraudulent social security and U.S. permanent resident cards to individuals unlawfully living in the United States, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.

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