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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.

06/24/2014
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Renato de la Cruz, 40, was convicted on Wednesday of theft of public money, use of a falsely obtained Social Security Number, and aggravated identity theft. U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns scheduled sentencing for Oct. 14.
08/05/2014
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Leonardo Burgos Espinal, 42, most recently residing in Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Hillman to time served of 14 months.
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.

03/22/2017
Boston, MA
Financial Crimes

James Merrill, 55, of Ashland, Massachusetts, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to six years in prison and three years of supervised release. In October 2016, Merrill pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud conspiracy and eight counts of wire fraud. He also agreed to forfeit approximately $140 million and other assets.

07/30/2013
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud
The offenses carry a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.
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.

12/10/2015
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Princehakeem Awolesi, 48, of Lynn, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to illegally obtaining U.S. citizenship, a U.S. passport and using a false Social Security number. Awolesi was arrested in August 2015 and charged with violating various federal immigration and social security laws. His sentencing is scheduled for March 17, 2016.
07/23/2018
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud
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The arrests and charges announced were the result of  “Operation Double Trouble,” a long term, coordinated investigation by HSI’s Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force (DBFTF) comprised of local, state and federal agencies joining together to detect, deter and disrupt organizations and individuals involved in a wide range of document, identity and benefit fraud schemes

12/23/2014
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Edwin Amaurys Parra Suarez (Parra), 37, was arrested in connection with a scheme to produce false identification documents.
12/08/2015
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Rommer Valdez, 39, of Boston, was sentenced to five months in prison and three years of supervised release, the first five months of which is to be served in home confinement. He must also forfeit $26,200 and pay a fine of $3,000. Valdez had previously pleaded guilty in July to one count of conspiring to produce a false identification document.
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.

10/19/2014
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.
10/13/2011
Bridgeport, CT
Document and Benefit Fraud
A federal grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday in Bridgeport charging nine individuals for their alleged participation in a marriage fraud scheme.
09/27/2013
Brooklyn, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
The charges are the result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (DOT-OIG) and the New York State Inspector General.
01/17/2012
Brownsville, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
The owner of a south Texas grocery store was sentenced Tuesday to nearly four years in federal prison for defrauding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamp fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
02/24/2020
Brownsville, TX
Financial Crimes
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The charge stems from a bribery investigation involving Benito Barrientes, 42, from Lyford; Exy Adelaida Gomez, 42, from Los Fresnos; and Damian Ortiz, 30, and her brother and McAllen attorney Roel Alanis, 39, both from Weslaco. They were charged with conspiracy to commit bribery and bribery in relation to obtaining alien detainee roster lists.

10/11/2016
Brownsville, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud

Humberto Reveles, 61, was sentenced to 33 months imprisonment by U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen. Judge Hanen also ordered Reveles to serve three years of supervised release. He was further ordered to pay restitution of $198,795 to 144 victims of the scheme. In handing down the sentence, Judge Hanen noted this scheme was just as bad as coyotes smuggling people into the United States.

04/23/2012
Brownsville, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
A member of the notorious Gulf Cartel, Juan Carlos De La Cruz Reyna, pleaded guilty to bribing a public official in an attempt to ensure safe passage to Mexico after he was released from federal prison. The investigation was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the assistance of the FBI and the Brownsville Police Dept.
08/24/2011
Brownsville, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
Parviz Sheikh Rezaei, the owner of a local supermarket, pleaded guilty to defrauding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamp fraud. The case was investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of Inspector General.
04/28/2011
Brownsville, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
The owner of a local dollar supermarket and two of his employees were arrested on Tuesday, after a federal grand jury indicted the three men for food-stamp fraud, and other charges.
06/02/2015
Brownsville, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
Humberto Reveles, 60, and Maria Isabel Lerma, 32, both from Brownsville, admitted selling membership in the Yamassee tribe as part of a scheme to defraud. Reveles was the tribe’s chief, and later grand chief. He sold these memberships to illegal aliens in the United States.

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