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12/15/2014
Albuquerque, NM
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit
Wentong Cai, 30, pleaded guilty to count three of a superseding indictment charging him and his cousin, Bo Cai, 29, also a Chinese national, with a scheme to illegally export sensors to China. These sensors are primarily manufactured for sale to the U.S. Department of Defense for use in high-level applications, such as line-of-sight stabilization and precision motion control systems.
04/19/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Document and Benefit Fraud
A married couple, illegally in the United States, remain in federal custody after special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested them Wednesday on criminal complaints charging them with selling fraudulent identity documents.
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.
04/05/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Derek M. Schwartzrock, 34, a northeast heights Christian church minister, received and possessed visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, according to a criminal complaint.
02/28/2014
Albuquerque, NM
Document and Benefit Fraud
Raymundo Silva, 35, was convicted of conspiracy and five bank-fraud charges. The jury acquitted Silva on two other bank-fraud charges after a four-day trial.
09/09/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Jean Claud Mills, 32, was arrested May 16, 2014, on a criminal complaint charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and using and carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Mills subsequently was indicted on those same charges June 11, 2014.
08/03/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Under the terms of his plea agreement, Richard J. Dates, from Grants, New Mexico, faces being sentenced to five to 12 years in federal prison followed by not less than five years of supervised release.
01/06/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
Shelia Villegas, 47, of Manila, Arkansas, was found guilty Jan. 7 on methamphetamine and cocaine trafficking charges after a two-day trial.
08/28/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Worksite Enforcement
HSI special agents initiated an investigation into allegations the two brothers were harboring illegal aliens who worked at their two restaurants.
12/21/2018
Albuquerque, NM
Worksite Enforcement
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New Mexico Emergency Products (NMEP), an emergency vehicle up-fitter and fleet management company, joined ICE’s employment-compliance program — a voluntary partnership that helps employers maintain a lawful workforce, and reduce unauthorized employment and the use of fraudulent identity documents.

07/15/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
James Carney Ritterhoff, a former police officer who was employed as an armed money courier in Albuquerque when he was arrested in June 2011, was sentenced Monday to 7 1/2 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.
04/12/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Carl Labadie, a Colorado resident who once lived in Santa Fe, N.M., was sentenced Thursday to four years in federal prison for his child pornography conviction.
06/10/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Contraband
Lindsey Joe Brown II, 40, was also sentenced to serve five years of supervised release after he completes his prison sentence.
03/14/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Operational
Lindsey Joe Brown pleaded guilty Thursday to methamphetamine trafficking and firearms charges that resulted from an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The plea agreement requires him to serve 17 years in federal prison.
02/26/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
Kenneth Verzani, 63, of Farmington, New Mexico, was arrested in November 2015 on a five-count indictment charging him with methamphetamine trafficking offenses.
08/17/2012
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Under the terms of the plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico, James Carney Ritterhoff will be sentenced to seven and a half years in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release. He also will be required to register as a sex offender.
03/26/2014
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Nelson Begay, 32, was arrested Nov. 13, 2013 on a criminal complaint charging him with receiving and possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Shortly before his arrest, Begay resigned from his position as an officer with the Albuquerque Police Department.
08/23/2012
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Richard Dates, 67, of Grant, N.M., was taken into custody Thursday afternoon at his home by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Dates was arrested after HSI special agents executed a federal search warrant at his residence and discovered computers containing sexually explicit images and videos of children.
02/25/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Ramiro Saenz, 28, was arrested in September 2014 on a criminal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition in Doña Ana County, New Mexico.
07/30/2012
Albuquerque, NM
Operational
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A HSI victim assistance coordinator found a way to help after the ill boy from an impoverish Mexican neighborhood was turned away from medical care.
10/16/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Angela Santillanes, 30, remains in federal custody pending an arraignment and a detention hearing set for Saturday.
04/21/2017
Albuquerque, NM
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Shane Roach, 27, was sentenced April 13. His prison sentence is to be followed by five years of supervised release, and he must register as a sex offender when he completes his sentence.

08/29/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Trinidad Gallegos, 47, was arrested in July 2015 on an indictment charging him with assaulting a federal law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon; he was also charged with being a felon in possessing a firearm and ammunition Aug. 20, 2014, in Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

08/02/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation

Timothy J. Martin, 32, from Taos, New Mexico, was released to a halfway house pending trial and will be under pretrial supervision and other conditions of release.

02/28/2020
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
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Jose Mendoza, 32, and Natalie Mendoza, 35, of Medanales, New Mexico; Ryan Rodriguez, 27, of Chamita, New Mexico; Andrea Rodriguez, 28, and Edvardo Carlson, 39, of Española, New Mexico; and Bridget Archuleta, 31, of San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico, appeared in federal court Friday for arraignment on an indictment charging them with various drug trafficking offenses involving crack cocaine (cocaine base) in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, from Oct. 2, 2019, to Feb. 25, 2020.

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