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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...
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.
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...
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.

04/02/2019
Tyler, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud

Baltazar Arrieta-Lara, 52, a resident of Rusk County, Texas, pleaded guilty April 2 to making a false statement in a passport application before U.S. Magistrate Judge K. Nicole Mitchell.

02/09/2017
Urbana, IL
Document and Benefit Fraud

Miguel Valencia-Sandoval, 33, of Champaign, Illinois, made his initial appearance in federal court in Urbana Thursday. The indictment charges Valencia-Sandoval with aggravated identity theft and making a false statement of U.S. citizenship in April 2012 on a U.S. passport application by allegedly using another person’s identity and stating he was a U.S. citizen when he was not.

12/02/2014
Washington, DC
Document and Benefit Fraud
Enrique Rogelio Mendez-Solis, aka Rogelio Quero-Mendez, aka Roberto Marquez-Prada, 40, a Mexican national formerly of Seymour, Indiana, was sentenced Dec. 3 to 81 months in prison for his leading role in trafficking the identities and corresponding identity documents of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens.
12/20/2019
Washington, DC
Student and Exchange Visitor Program

Acting Deputy Director Derek Benner addresses the public misconceptions about ICE Homeland Security Investigations’ use of undercover schools – specifically the University of Farmington – to identify and disrupt attempts by foreign students and recruiters to exploit the nonimmigrant student visa system to remain in the country through fraud.

08/11/2014
Washington, DC
Document and Benefit Fraud

According to the indictments, from at least July 2008 to April 2014, conspirators in the United States and Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, sold the identities of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens, corresponding Social Security cards, Puerto Rico birth certificates and other identification documents to illegal aliens and others residing in the United States.

04/11/2018
Washington, DC
Document and Benefit Fraud

The U.S. Department of Justice secured the denaturalization of two Somalis on Wednesday — one convicted of engaging in sexual contact with a minor, and the other fictitiously created a family to secure a Diversity Immigrant Visa, which concluded a concurrent case against three additional individuals.

03/28/2017
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators

According to the plea agreement, in 1993, Slobo Maric, 56, served as a shift leader of a detention facility in Bosnia that housed captured Bosnian-Croat soldiers. Many of the guards in the facility routinely subjected detainees to serious physical abuse and humiliation.

06/09/2011
Washington, DC
Document and Benefit Fraud

This initiative targets immigration scams involving the unauthorized practice of immigration law (UPIL), which occurs when legal advice and/or representation regarding immigration matters is provided by an individual who is not an attorney or accredited representative.

01/10/2012
Washington, DC
Document and Benefit Fraud
Fifty individuals were charged in an indictment unsealed today in Puerto Rico with conspiracy to commit identification fraud in connection with their alleged roles in a scheme to traffic the identities of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens and corresponding identity documents.
04/02/2014
Washington, DC
Document and Benefit Fraud
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Marriage fraud poses a national security threat, damages the integrity of the U.S. immigration system and endangers U.S. citizens who enter into these fake unions.
07/20/2016
Washington, DC
National Security
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“The men and women who work at this state-of-the art forensic laboratory are performing critical support on a wide variety of criminal investigations - including document fraud, drug and weapons trafficking, human smuggling, child pornography, cybercrimes and other issues important to national security,” said Johnson. “In Fiscal Year 2015, the lab processed over 35,000 pieces of evidence and its staff provided fraudulent document detection training to over 2,500 personnel from U.S. and foreign law enforcement agencies. The renovation and expansion of this lab will help ensure that our forensic scientists have the right tools to accomplish their mission.”

07/20/2016
Washington, DC
National Security
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Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale unveiled a major renovation of ICE Homeland Security Investigations’ Forensic Laboratory.

11/25/2012
Washington, DC
Document and Benefit Fraud

Jose Sergio Garcia-Ramirez, a Mexican national formerly of Rockford, Ill., was sentenced Monday to 54 months in prison for trafficking the identities of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens and corresponding identity documents.

08/15/2011
Washington, DC
Document and Benefit Fraud
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ICE investigations are often complex, requiring significant examination and analysis. That's when the honed skills of the staff at the agency's Forensic Document Lab (FDL) come into play. Established in 1978, the lab serves as the authority on determining the authenticity of travel and identity documents.
02/20/2018
Washington, DC
Document and Benefit Fraud

Reynaldo Rodriguez-Canario, aka Reinaldo Rodriguez, aka Reynaldo Rodriguez, aka Reinaldo Canario, aka Jose Almonte, aka Jose Martinez, aka Matatan and and aka Ciego, 47, a citizen of the Dominican Republic residing in Puerto Rico, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marcos O. Lopez of the District of Puerto Rico to one count of conspiracy to possess and transfer identification documents, one count of conspiracy to encourage an alien to reside in the United States for financial gain, and one count of aggravated identity theft. 

09/14/2016
Washington, DC
Document and Benefit Fraud

Francisco Matos-Beltre, 42, a U.S. citizen formerly of Philadelphia, and Alejandro Tello-Rojas, aka Joel Ocasio-Cancel, aka William Davila, 36, a Mexican citizen formerly of Lawrenceville, Georgia, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez of the District of Puerto Rico.

12/17/2012
Washington, DC
Document and Benefit Fraud

Five foreign nationals were sentenced to prison for their respective roles in trafficking the identities of Puerto Rican US citizens and corresponding identity documents.

06/22/2015
Washington, DC
Document and Benefit Fraud
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) identified a potential vulnerability in which DMV employees exploit their positions by selling DMV-issued identification documents for financial gain.

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