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12/09/2011
Albany, NY
Child Exploitation
Timothy Brehmer of Broadalbin, N.Y., has been charged with possession of child pornography as the result of an investigation being conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
07/27/2011
Albany, NY
Operational
Irene Bamenga, a French citizen and Angolan national in the custody of U.S. ICE, passed away early Wednesday morning at the Albany Memorial Hospital due to an apparent heart condition.
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.'
01/13/2011
Albany, NY
Worksite Enforcement
The money is the result of a settlement of IFCO's corporate criminal liability for conduct associated with the hiring and employment of illegal alien workers at its pallet plants prior to April 19, 2006. The forfeiture resulted from an extensive investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
07/14/2016
Albany, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud

Gaurav Mehta, 36, and Isha Mehta, 33, both citizens of India, were sentenced Wednesday to three  years of probation and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, following jury convictions for marriage and immigration fraud.

07/06/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Shane Roach, 25, remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing set for July 8.

11/13/2017
Albuquerque, NM
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

In addition to his prison sentence Anthony Lee Gambino, 45, of Farmington, New Mexico, must serve three years on supervised release after he completes his prison sentence. According to court filings, Gambino was the owner and operator of Gambino Security Safety Corp., a security company based in Aztec, New Mexico. 

09/25/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Lee Baca, of Albuquerque, was charged June 26 in a sealed 5-count indictment charging him with 3 counts of receiving, and 2 counts of possessing child pornography.
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.
12/16/2019
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation

John Henry Bevel Jr., 44, from Las Cruces, was also ordered to pay $25,000 in restitution to one of his victims.

01/05/2017
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

Luis Rangel Arce and his co-defendants Miguel Rangel Arce, 36, and Rogelio Santiago Quiroa-Valdez, also Mexican nationals, were among eight San Juan County, New Mexico, residents charged with federal narcotics trafficking.

01/07/2014
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
Sergio Saenz-Amaya and his co-defendant, Manuel Adrian Aldarette, also a Mexican national illegally in the United States, were arrested on a criminal complaint in October 2012 after they engaged in a drug trafficking transaction with an HSI confidential informant.
06/15/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
Tomas Bustamante-Machado, 51, will be deported after he completes his prison sentence. During a routine traffic stop Jan. 16 in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, he was arrested after New Mexico State Police found 1,286 grams, or 2.8 pounds, of heroin in the vehicle he was driving.
11/07/2019
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation

The criminal complaint accuses Rodymar Pedrano Lelis, 29, of accessing videos containing child pornography from his room in a local hotel Sept. 7, 2019. HSI special agents arrested Lelis in Española.

03/23/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
Edgar Solis, 29, was found guilty of attempted possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. He and his co-defendant, Daniel Solis-Castillo, 33, also an illegal alien from Mexico, were indicted in December 2013, and charged with cocaine trafficking.
04/30/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Operational
The couple conspired with food stamp card holders to redeem cash back from grocery transactions, which is illegal.
01/29/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Christopher Daves, 26, of Albuquerque, was also sentenced to five years of supervised release after he completes his prison sentence; he also will be required to register as a sex offender.
10/23/2012
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
A retired New Mexico teacher, Joseph F. Zinkiewicz, pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing child pornography under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico. This case was investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) offices in Albuquerque and Greeley, Colo.
07/02/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Lee Baca was arraigned Tuesday on child pornography charges, which resulted from an investigation by special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
06/21/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested David Krowner, 42, from Estancia, New Mexico, June 17 after a narcotics canine allegedly detected the odor of illegal drugs in his vehicle.

06/23/2017
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
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Michael Dameon Blackburn, 31, was also ordered to pay $430,800 in restitution to the two children who were victims of his criminal conduct; he must register as a sex offender if he is ever released from prison.

05/13/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
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Six of the defendants were arrested Wednesday during a law enforcement operation that included the execution of two search warrants at residences in Shiprock and Kirtland, New Mexico.  The seventh defendant was arrested Thursday in Kingman, Arizona, by the Kingman police officers.

03/14/2014
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Thomas Cramer, 41, was sentenced by US District Court Frank P. Geraci, Jr. and prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York.
11/01/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

Allen Goossen, 30, of Farmington, New Mexico, must also serve three years of supervised release after he’s released from prison. Goossen was convicted for possessing 12 grams (0.4 ounces) of heroin. 

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.

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