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12/15/2011
Abilene, TX
Child Exploitation
A federal grand jury in Lubbock, Texas, returned a three-count indictment Wednesday charging Charles Linwood Heard with various federal child sexual exploitation offenses. Heard attempted to entice an individual via text message and email whom he believed to be an under-age boy. It was actually an undercover law enforcement officer.
10/18/2016
Abilene, TX
Child Exploitation

Robert Blaine Harris, 50, of Fort Worth, has been in custody since his arrest in January 2016.

03/15/2011
Abilene, TX
Child Exploitation
Specifically, following a two-day trial before U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis, the jury found Harvey James Pelland, of Big Spring, Texas, guilty on two counts of possessing child pornography and five counts of receiving a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Sentencing has been set for June 6 in Abilene.
12/09/2015
Abilene, TX
Child Exploitation
Paul Joseph Koestle, 33, of Abilene, Texas, pleaded guilty to one count of producing child pornography and one count of receiving child pornography.
01/18/2017
Abilene, TX
Child Exploitation

Jose Diego Gonzales, 30, of Fort Worth, Texas, has been in custody since his arrest in July 2016 in Fort Worth.

07/28/2015
Abilene, TX
Child Exploitation
David Scott Fikani, 61, from Abilene, who remains on bond, pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment charging possession of prepubescent child pornography. Michael Cleo Ivy, 36, also from Abilene and who is also on bond, pleaded guilty to possessing prepubescent child pornography.
04/08/2011
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Child Exploitation
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ICE serves on the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), one of the world's largest international child protection taskforces.
12/09/2012
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Child Exploitation
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ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) was appointed chair this week in Abu Dhabi of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), an international alliance of 18 law enforcement agencies and private sector partners dedicated to combating online child sexual abuse.

12/12/2012
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Child Exploitation
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Representatives from the 18 Virtual Global Taskforce member agencies attend discussions on the strategic direction for the VGT at the VGT Conference in Abu Dhabi. HSI's Ian Quinn is the newly appointed chair of the VGT.

01/28/2019
Addison, IL
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Juan A. Mexicano, 33, of Addison, Illinois, was sentenced Friday to seven years imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections. On Aug. 24, 2018, he pleaded guilty to nine felony counts of unlawfully using a weapon. In December 2018, he was also sentenced in California to more than 11 years in federal prison on a related cocaine trafficking conviction.

06/01/2017
Adelanto, CA
Enforcement and Removal

Consistent with the agency’s protocols, the appropriate state health and local law enforcement agencies have been notified about the death, as have the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General and the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility.

09/11/2012
Albany, NY
Child Exploitation
Timothy Brehmer, 35, of Broadalbin, N.Y., was sentenced earlier today by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Gary L. Sharpe.
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.
03/11/2012
Albany, NY
Child Exploitation
A two-count complaint charged Nathan Brown of Dolgeville, N.Y., with producing and possessing child pornography due to an investigation being conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
11/14/2011
Albany, NY
Child Exploitation
An upstate New York man, Christopher Morin, was sentenced to 188 months in prison for attempting to sexually entice a minor. The sentence is the result of an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Morin exchanged more than 1,000 text messages with an undercover agent posing as a 15-year-old girl.
03/08/2013
Albany, NY
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
After a five-day trial in Albany, a jury has convicted Annie George of Rexford, N.Y., of harboring an illegal alien.
10/26/2011
Albany, NY
Enforcement and Removal
A Mexican national residing in Fleischmanns, N.Y., pleaded guilty to a felony offense of re-entry by a previously removed alien. The charge carries a sentence of up to two years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
10/25/2011
Albany, NY
Worksite Enforcement
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U.S. ICE Director John Morton presented a check for $2.16 million to New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D'Amico on Oct. 23, 2011. This money was forfeited by IFCO Systems North America in settlement of its corporate criminal liability for conduct associated with the hiring and employment of illegal alien workers at IFCO pallet plants...
03/06/2012
Albany, NY
Child Exploitation
Timothy Brehmer, 35, of Broadalbin, N.Y., was indicted earlier today. On or about Dec. 6, 2011, Brehmer knowingly possessed images of child pornography, and received these images between April 2007 and Dec. 5, 2011. If found guilty, he faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
07/13/2016
Albany, NY
Enforcement and Removal
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Kenedy Agileo Pineda-Morales, 41, was arrested by authorities without incident April 13, in Saratoga Springs, New York. A preliminary investigation determined that Pineda-Morales was living under an assumed name in the area. Authorities confirmed his true identity using biometric information and photos.

09/18/2012
Albany, NY
Child Exploitation
James Tabolt Jr. pleaded guilty Sept.13 to possession of more than 1,300 images of child pornography on a home computer. The plea follows a joint investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and local law enforcement.
09/07/2011
Albany, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Taiwanese man, who is also a U.S. permanent resident, was sentenced to 69 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for bribery and forging a Chinese passport.
04/15/2016
Albany, NY
Enforcement and Removal
Kenedy Agileo Pineda-Morales, 41, was arrested by authorities without incident April 13, in Saratoga Springs, New York. A preliminary investigation determined that Pineda-Morales was living under an assumed name in the area. Authorities confirmed his true identity using biometric information and photos.
01/30/2013
Albany, NY
Child Exploitation
Nathan Brown was sentenced Tuesday to 60 years in federal prison for producing and possessing images and videos of child pornography. Between January 2010 and November 2011, Brown produced still images and videos of three different children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
10/11/2011
Albany, NY
Child Exploitation
Aaron Martinez, 27, of Saranac, N.Y., pleaded guilty on May 10, 2011, to one count of a two count indictment charging him with production of child pornography – he was initially charged on Dec. 15, 2010. On Jan. 12, 2011, a federal grand jury indicted him on charges of production and possession of child pornography. Martinez was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Norman A. Mordue in Albany.

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