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03/12/2015
Corpus Christi, TX
Financial Crimes
Pablo Zarate Juarez is the former Instituto Tamaulipeco De Vivienda Y Urbanismo (ITAVU) director in the State of Tamaulipas, Mexico. The criminal indictment, returned Wednesday, is a result of the efforts of the OCDETF investigation.
09/01/2015
Albany, NY
Financial Crimes
The man, in his late 80s, received information in the fall of 2013, that stated he had won a lottery prize. He was later contacted by a man who told him he owed taxes and other expenses ranging from $5,000 to $80,000 to receive his prize. The fraudsters cheated him out of nearly $150,000 before his son reported the scam to law enforcement.
10/27/2011
Albany, NY
Financial Crimes
A New York man was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. The man was also ordered to pay restitution of $5,308,340.02 to the victims of his Ponzi-style scheme involving entities formerly known under the name 'Swiss Capital Harbor.'
08/18/2011
Albuquerque, NM
Financial Crimes
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A Santa Fe used-car business owner pleaded guilty Aug. 12 to federal currency-structuring offenses under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office. The owner has agreed to forfeit more than $500,000 and 10 vehicles. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents investigated this case.
09/07/2017
Albuquerque, NM
Financial Crimes

Cory Werito, 33, from Farmington, New Mexico, and his co-defendant, Rosita Toledo, 48, of Kirtland, New Mexico, were charged in a 10-count indictment filed June 15, 2016. The indictment included nine health care fraud charges against Werito and Toledo, and an aggravated currency structuring charge against Werito.

02/12/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Financial Crimes
Michael Silva, 25, of West Orange, N.J., was arrested Sept. 11, 2015, on a 15-count indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit aggravated identity theft, 11 counts of access-devise fraud, and two counts of aggravated identity theft.
05/19/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Financial Crimes
Stephanie Pyle, 40, was charged Feb. 10 in a 12-count indictment alleging that between January 2010 and May 2014, she used credit cards and account numbers without authorization in the name of a construction company to defraud the company.
10/09/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Financial Crimes
Stephanie Pyle was sentenced to 30 months in prison for her conviction on the fraud charge, and 24 months in prison for her conviction on an aggravated identity theft charge. Since identity theft sentences must be served consecutively to sentences on other convictions, Pyle’s total sentence is 54 months in federal prison.
04/19/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Financial Crimes
Sandra Rivas, a Los Lunas, N.M., woman who worked for a local business, was sentenced Thursday to 42 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release following her conviction on bank fraud and aggravated identity theft charges.
07/31/2014
Albuquerque, NM
Financial Crimes
Raymundo Silva, 35, was indicted in August 2013 on conspiracy, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft charges. His two co-defendants were also indicted at the same time: Christina Knight, 29, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Patricia Diaz, 35, of Los Lunas, N.M.
06/29/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Financial Crimes

Cory Werito, 32, of Farmington, and Rosita Toledo, 46, of Kirtland, are charged in a 10-count indictment filed June 15. Werito and Toledo were arrested June 28, and made their initial appearances in federal court in Farmington. They remain in custody pending their arraignment and detention hearings, which are set for June 30 in Albuquerque.

04/30/2019
Alexandria, VA
Financial Crimes

According to court documents, Timurbek Khasanov, 38, participated in a scheme that involved at least six other individuals. The scheme was carried out by attaching electronic devices known as “skimmers” to gas pump payment systems – which collected the information captured when unwitting customers swiped their payment cards at the compromised gas pumps – and then encoding the stolen card numbers onto physical payment cards.

02/02/2018
Alexandria, VA
Financial Crimes
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According to court documents, from at least March 2013 to February 2017, Raymond Juiwen Ho, 48, of Vienna, engaged in a large-scale money laundering scheme that resulted in millions of dollars being moved through bank accounts  that Ho or his co-conspirators controlled.

10/25/2012
Alexandria, VA
Financial Crimes
Susan Lee Gross, a woman originally from South Korea, now of Trinidad, Colo., pleaded guilty Thursday to transporting women from other states to perform sexual services for patrons of her massage parlor in Annandale, Va.
06/07/2011
Alexandria, VA
Financial Crimes
Taesan Won, 37, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to harboring illegal aliens for private financial gain for his business providing outcall companionship service to male customers at Annandale, Va. businesses such as karaoke clubs and bars, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
11/04/2015
Anchorage, AK
Financial Crimes
Michael Brandner, 67, was convicted following a seven-day jury trial before U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason of the District of Alaska. According to the indictment and evidence introduced at trial, in late 2007, shortly after Brandner’s wife filed for divorce, he collected millions of dollars in marital assets and secretly drove from Tacoma, Washington, to Costa Rica.
04/03/2013
Anchorage, AK
Financial Crimes
Prosecutors say the defendants wired more than $175,000 in proceeds.
07/08/2013
Anchorage, AK
Financial Crimes
Prosecutors allege the scheme involved billing Medicaid for more than $300,000 in personal care attendant services that were never provided. According to court records, Good Faith Services, LLC, which furnishes personal care, transportation and care coordination services to eligible Medicaid beneficiaries, provided kickbacks to participating Medicaid recipients.
06/22/2016
Asuncion, Paraguay
Financial Crimes
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The training focused on strategies and investigative techniques to assist with the identification and seizure of illicit funds generated by money laundering organizations engaged in transnational criminal schemes. HSI special agents shared best practices for investigating money laundering schemes, the movement of bulk and virtual currencies and intellectual property rights violations tied to terrorist financing.

06/09/2017
Atlanta, GA
Financial Crimes
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ICE HSI Atlanta Special Agent in Charge Nick Annan and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Atlanta Field Office Director Robert M. Del Toro signed an MOA between the agencies Wednesday to implement the Atlanta Trade Enforcement Coordination Center (TECC).

10/23/2012
Atlanta, GA
Financial Crimes
Jennifer Chen, the chief financial officer of a Georgia-based paper supply company, was arraigned today on charges of conspiracy to import paper products from China with fraudulent invoices and bills of lading, and to avoid customs duties on such products. The indictment is a result of an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations.
06/22/2017
Atlanta, GA
Financial Crimes
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According to court documents, in 2014, HSI Atlanta special agents began investigating individuals across the Atlanta area that were suspected of using money-broker businesses to launder drug proceeds from the United States back to Mexico by breaking up large amounts of cash into smaller transactions, and using false names and addresses in an attempt to disguise the electronic transfers as remittances.

09/08/2017
Atlanta, GA
Financial Crimes

Roman Valeryevich Seleznev, aka Track2, aka Bulba, aka Ncux, 33, entered guilty pleas in two separate criminal cases at a hearing before U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones of the Northern District of Georgia. Seleznev pleaded guilty to one count of participating in a racketeering enterprise related to an indictment returned in the District of Nevada, and one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud as part of an indictment returned in the Northern District of Georgia.

01/29/2013
Baltimore, MD
Financial Crimes
A federal grand jury Tuesday indicted Derrick Elrod, 35, of Philadelphia, Pa. in connection with a bank fraud scheme to use stolen, personal identifying information to open bank accounts and fraudulently obtain cash, merchandise and services.

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