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12/12/2011
Williston, VT
Financial Crimes
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Government officials announced today that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) National Bulk Cash Smuggling Center (BCSC) has expanded its operations center to enhance efforts to combat bulk cash smuggling.
07/18/2017
Williston, VT
Operational
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The unassuming office in Williston, Vermont, supports enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws and plays an important role in the identification of criminal aliens.

05/16/2018
Williston, VT
Enforcement and Removal
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The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Law Enforcement Support Center Operations Unit Mentoring Team recently received the Excellence in Government Award from the Vermont Federal Executive Association.

01/18/2012
Williston, VT
Operational
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A human smuggling ring was underway in Austin, Texas. The victims were illegal aliens, taken from their home country without their consent. Human smugglers were holding them ransom until family members paid exorbitant smuggling fees.
12/04/2012
Williston, VT
Operational
In Williston, Vt., men and women from the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Tip Line Unit at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are on duty 24/7, 365 days year, receiving tips and quickly routing them to where they need to go.
10/19/2011
Williston, VT
Financial Crimes
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In August 2009, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) established the National Bulk Cash Smuggling Center (BCSC) in Williston, Vt. The BCSC operates around the clock to help ICE agents and their law enforcement partners identify, investigate and disrupt criminal organizations profiting from financial crime.
03/12/2013
Williamsport, PA
Worksite Enforcement
GPX/GXP USA (GPX), a seismic surveying company based in Sealy, Texas, pleaded guilty Tuesday to harboring and transporting illegal aliens. The guilty plea is the result of an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
11/26/2012
Wilbraham, MA
Worksite Enforcement
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Classic Site Solutions is a general contractor specializing in site developments, site security, building restoration and green construction.
01/04/2016
Wichita Falls, TX
Child Exploitation
Ryan Anthony Winner, 34, of Olney, Texas, has been in custody since his arrest in July 2015 on a related federal complaint.
07/21/2015
Wichita Falls, TX
Child Exploitation
Ryan Anthony Winner of Olney, Texas, 33, was arrested July 20 and made his initial appearance Tuesday in federal court in Wichita Falls, Texas, where U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert K. Roach ordered that he remain in federal custody pending a probable cause and detention hearing set for July 28.
07/17/2017
Wichita Falls, TX
Narcotics

U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor sentenced Juan Leonardo Tello, 50, of Dallas, Texas, to 180 months in federal prison. In May 2017, Judge O’Connor sentenced the following three co-defendants to federal prison sentences for their roles in this methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy: Jackie Eugene Clayton, 38, to 235 months in federal prison; Juan Carlos Lopez, 53, to 100 months in federal prison; and Rudy Roman Ramirez, 45, to 135 months.

02/28/2012
Wichita Falls, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A local man was sentenced on Tuesday to nearly five years in federal prison, and ordered to pay $402,417 in restitution, following his June 2011 guilty plea on copyright infringement, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldana of the Northern District of Texas.
06/17/2011
Wichita Falls, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
James Clayton Baxter, 28, infringed the copyrighted works of Adobe Systems Inc. by reproducing copies of their software for his financial gain. The Wichita Falls Police Department (WFPD) had previously dealt with Baxter selling infringing software in a 2004 investigation of him for credit card abuse.
04/12/2011
Wichita Falls, TX
Child Exploitation
William L. Ferguson, 38, of Burkburnett, Texas, pleaded guilty in November 2010 to one count of possessing child pornography. Judge O'Connor also ordered that Ferguson, who was taken into custody following the sentencing hearing, register as a sex offender and serve a lifetime of supervised release.
09/17/2015
Wichita, KS
Worksite Enforcement
The guilty plea was entered in federal court by a lawyer for Le Grande Tetons, LLC, the company that owned and operated Twin Peaks, a bar and restaurant with two locations in Wichita. As a result of a plea agreement in the case, the court imposed a fine of $50,000.
12/04/2012
Wichita, KS
Worksite Enforcement
A Wichita-based McDonald's franchisee pleaded guilty Tuesday to knowingly accepting false documents to hire an illegal alien as a manager for one of its local restaurants after an investigation led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
10/11/2016
Wichita, KS
Contraband

Azucena Garcia-Ferniza, 22, a citizen of Mexico, pleaded guilty to one count of possessing a firearm while unlawfully in the United States. In her plea, she admitted that on May 7, 2015, she unlawfully possessed a Glock model 30 .45-caliber pistol. Her visitor’s visa had expired in February 1998.

12/14/2011
Wichita, KS
Document and Benefit Fraud
Mario Alberto Esparza-Rodriguez, a Mexican national who had been posing as his U.S. citizen cousin, was indicted Wednesday and had his pickup truck seized as part of an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Kansas Department of Revenue into document fraud and identity theft.
01/20/2015
Wichita, KS
Child Exploitation
Kyle B. Rains, 31, of Park City, Kansas, was sentenced to 165 months in prison following his conviction on one count of distributing child pornography.
06/13/2016
Wichita, KS
Child Exploitation

Zachary E. Krueger, 33, of Emporia, Kansas, was sentenced following his guilty plea to one count of distributing child pornography.  He admitted that he distributed child pornography via the internet using an encrypted peer-to-peer network. 

01/27/2016
Wichita, KS
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Ping Liu, 44, of Wichita, Kansas, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted coercion and enticement to prostitution. Liu was also ordered to serve five years’ probation.
03/25/2011
Wichita, KS
Enforcement and Removal
A Mexican national was charged Thursday with assaulting a federal immigration officer with a box cutter.
02/18/2016
Wichita, KS
Child Exploitation
Andrew Clint McDaniels, 30, of Hugoton, Kansas, pleaded guilty to one count of producing child pornography and one count of distributing child pornography.
11/08/2012
Wichita, KS
Enforcement and Removal
Three of the 16 were immigration fugitives who had been previously ordered to leave the country but failed to depart.
08/30/2019
Wichita, KS
Child Exploitation
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After his arrest in November 2018, a second search revealed Daniel Eric Merida, 35, El Dorado, Kansas, had used online storage to transport more child pornography, and he was in possession of more child pornography on his phone.

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