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10/05/2011
Buffalo, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
Four non-citizens were charged in two separate criminal complaints in connection with the filing of false and fraudulent documents with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The filings related to the defendants' ability to enter and remain in the United States. The investigation is being conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations.
02/06/2013
Buffalo, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
Daniel Jimenez of Fort Meyers, Fla., was sentenced to time served - eight months - Wednesday for assisting his father with providing false identification documents to illegal aliens. The sentence is the result of an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
11/21/2012
Buffalo, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
Riyadh Almadrahi pleaded guilty Wednesday to food stamp fraud, after an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
04/09/2014
Buffalo, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
ICE HSI Buffalo is to be commended for bringing together law enforcement officers from all levels of government to investigate these serious issues for our country.
11/02/2011
Buffalo, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Mexican national, Lucio Martinez, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to use or transfer five or more fraudulent documents. This investigation is being conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
04/11/2013
Camden, NJ
Document and Benefit Fraud
Nicolas Gomez-Rua of Atlantic City, N.J., and Medellin, Colombia, admitted his role in aiding and assisting the preparation of false income tax returns, illegal use of Social Security numbers and unlawfully obtaining U.S. citizenship.
05/16/2013
Camden, NJ
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Camden County man, Alexander D. Vargas, was charged May 16 with stealing more than $1 million in food stamp benefits. These charges are the result of an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of Inspector General and the Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigation.
01/07/2015
Camden, NJ
Document and Benefit Fraud
Domingo Luna, 34, aka “Morro,” of Camden, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez. Luna previously pleaded guilty in September to making fake identification documents and unlawfully reentering the United States after deportation, which are both felonies under federal law. Luna was arrested by HSI agents Dec. 12, 2013, and has been held in ICE administrative custody since that time.
10/31/2013
Camden, NJ
Document and Benefit Fraud
Alexander D. Vargas, 34, of Camden, pleaded guilty to stealing US government money during a scheme in which he purchased Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
01/28/2011
Carson City, NV
Document and Benefit Fraud
Three employees of a Reno-based immigration consulting firm were arrested Friday on state criminal charges following an investigation by the Nevada Attorney General's Office and U.S. ICE's HSI into allegations they orchestrated a multi-state scam that included impersonating employees of US CIS.
03/19/2018
Cedar Rapids, IA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Jose Lopez-Morales, 36, a citizen of Guatemala illegally residing in Independence, Iowa, was sentenced to two months in federal prison following his guilty plea on Jan. 25, 2018, to one count of unlawfully using identification documents.  

04/26/2018
Cedar Rapids, IA
Financial Crimes

Pedro Alvarez Rodriguez, 36, and Dunieski Santana Moreno, 27, both Florida residents, were sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand to prison terms of 42 and 40 months, respectively.

05/31/2019
Cedar Rapids, IA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Cleotilde Puac-Gomez, 46, a citizen of Guatemala who is illegally residing in the U.S. in Clarion, Iowa, was sentenced to two months in federal prison after pleading guilty Feb. 6, 2019, to one count of theft of U.S. government funds.

11/04/2014
Cedar Rapids, IA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Abel Hernandez-Labra, 44, a resident of Hampton, Iowa, was convicted of the following charges: one count of making false statements in a passport application, one count of aggravated identity theft, one count of making a false claim of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, and one count of harboring an illegal alien.
01/15/2016
Cedar Rapids, IA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Ken Ngombwa, 56, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was convicted of the following crimes: one count of unlawfully procuring or attempting to procure naturalization or citizenship; one count of procuring citizenship to which he was not entitled; one count of conspiracy to unlawfully procure citizenship; and one count of making a materially false statement to agents of the Department of Homeland Security.
11/03/2014
Cedar Rapids, IA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Ken Ngombwa, 54, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been charged with the following crimes: one count of unlawfully procuring or attempting to procure naturalization or U.S. citizenship, one count of procuring citizenship to which he was not entitled, one count of conspiracy to unlawfully procure citizenship, and one count of making a materially false statement to agents of the United States.
06/21/2012
Charleston, SC
Document and Benefit Fraud
Special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) are searching for 30 suspects in five states after three indictments were unsealed in federal court alleging their involvement in a scheme to illegally obtain driver's licenses from New Mexico.
04/27/2012
Charleston, SC
Document and Benefit Fraud
Krassimir Simeonov, a Bulgarian man who fraudulently obtained U.S. citizenship in a marriage fraud scheme originating in South Carolina, had that citizenship revoked by a federal judge in Georgia Monday, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations.
03/22/2013
Charlotte, NC
Document and Benefit Fraud
An Indian national, Phani Raju Bhima Raju, pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in a conspiracy to violate U.S. laws by filing fraudulent immigration documents and related offenses following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
09/04/2013
Charlottesville, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
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Three Charlottesville residents accused of producing tens of thousands of fake driver's licenses and shipping them across the country pleaded guilty Wednesday morning following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Virginia State Police.
03/07/2014
Charlottesville, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Michael A. DelRio, aka Copernicus Lionheart, 19, of Edison, N.J., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit identification document fraud.
03/09/2011
Chattanooga, TN
Document and Benefit Fraud
A federal grand jury in Chattanooga returned a two-count indictment on Tuesday against six individuals, including one Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) employee, for conspiring to unlawfully produce Tennessee driver's licenses.
02/23/2016
Chicago, IL
Document and Benefit Fraud
After a five-day trial in federal court, the jury convicted Enkhchimeg Ulziibayar Edwards, aka “Eni Edwards,” on two counts of witness tampering and two counts of making false statements to the Executive Branch of the U.S. government.
01/13/2012
Chicago, IL
Document and Benefit Fraud
Maria F. Cruz, formerly of Chicago, was sentenced Thursday to federal prison for arranging sham marriages to evade immigration laws, and enabling foreign nationals to illegally become U.S. citizens. This sentence resulted from an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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