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09/06/2011
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
A Canadian resident pleaded guilty in a case in which law enforcement agents seized nearly 100 kilograms of cocaine. This case is believed to be the largest narcotics seizure in western New York history.
09/07/2011
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation
Ruben A. Santos-Rodriguez of Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, was sentenced to 15 years in prison earlier this week for production and possession of child pornography following a ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Puerto Rico Crimes Against Children Task Force (PRCACTF) investigation.
09/07/2011
Corpus Christi, TX
Child Exploitation
Johnny Alaniz, 37, pleaded guilty to the charges in April and was sentenced Sept. 7 to 121 months in prison by Senior U.S. District Judge Hayden Head. Alaniz is also required to register as a sex offender and serve a 20-year term of supervised release.
09/07/2011
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal
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Ivan Hernandez-Barroso, a fugitive who was wanted for allegedly killing a woman who refused to dance with him at a party, was deported Tuesday to Mexico where he faces homicide charges. This removal was conducted by agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
09/07/2011
Brunswick, GA
Operational
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ICE Director John Morton and Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Director Connie Patrick officially opened the ICE Academy complex during a joint ribbon cutting ceremony held at the FLETC headquarters Wednesday.
09/07/2011
Boston, MA
Child Exploitation
Shalin Bhavsar, 32, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography during a hearing before U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV.
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.
09/07/2011
Toms River, NJ
Narcotics
Widchard Jilus of Elizabeth, N.J., and Denise Jordan of Lakewood, N.J were arrested Thursday on drug possession and distribution charges following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Special Operations Group.
09/08/2011
Buffalo, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
A resident of North Carolina pleaded guilty in Buffalo to conspiracy to commit fraud in connection with identification documents. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
09/08/2011
Mexico, Mexico
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Emiliano Romero Ramirez, Maria Juana Rugerio Saucedo and Cristina Hernandez Suarez received a collective sentence of 65 years in prison for their involvement in a human trafficking operation.
09/08/2011
Tampa, FL
Child Exploitation
Natanael Osvaldo Terrero, 34, of Clearwater, Fla., was also ordered by the court to a lifetime of supervised release and to register as a sex offender.
09/08/2011
McAllen, TX
Financial Crimes
A Mexican woman was sentenced on Thursday to 24 months in federal prison for attempting to smuggle more than $270,000 in cash stuffed in teddy bears and pillows, announced U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno, Southern District of Texas.
09/08/2011
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

The indictment charged the following individuals: Hana Amal Beshara, 29, of North Brunswick, N.J., and Matthew David Howard Smith, 23, of Raleigh, N.C., identified in the indictment as founders and administrators of NinjaVideo; Joshua David Evans, 34, of North Bend, Wash., and Zoi Mertzanis, 36, a resident of Greece, alleged to be two of the most active uploaders of copyrighted material to the site; and Jeremy Lynn Andrew, 33, of Eugene, Ore., the alleged head of security for the website.

09/09/2011
Oakland, CA
Worksite Enforcement
A Bay Area couple who own a chain of local Mexican restaurants pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal immigration and tax fraud charges after a multi-agency probe revealed the chain underreported its payroll taxes and employed dozens of aliens who were not authorized to work in the United States.
09/09/2011
Tyler, TX
Child Exploitation
Enrique Estrada Quintana faces at least 15 years and up to 30 years in federal prison at sentencing. A sentencing date has not been set.
09/09/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
A Guatemalan national was sentenced Friday to 87 months in federal prison for helping oversee the operation of a human smuggling 'drop house' in Lancaster where illegal aliens were held against their will, denied food and physically assaulted.
09/09/2011
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Eighteen individuals - including 14 with ties to a violent street gang - were arrested in an operation Wednesday on charges of supplying fraudulent government identity documents to individuals. These charges stem from an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the New York City Police Department (NYPD).
09/09/2011
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

A Virginia woman was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for leading a sophisticated conspiracy to import and to sell counterfeit Cisco-branded computer networking equipment, laundering criminal proceeds and obtaining her citizenship through fraud. This case was investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

09/09/2011
Tampa, FL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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The Tampa Intellectual Property Theft Enforcement Team met with industry representatives last month to discuss the emerging threat of intellectual property theft and its connection to criminal enterprises.
09/09/2011
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Richard D. Crisman, 27, of Rio Rancho, N.M., was arraigned on a six-count indictment charging him with six counts of child pornography offenses. The indictment charges Crisman with three counts of receiving a visual depiction of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and three counts of possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
09/11/2011
Washington, DC
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
At a hearing today before U.S. District Judge John D. Bates in Washington, D.C., Irfan Ul Haq, 37, Qasim Ali, 32, and Zahid Yousaf, 43, each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.
09/11/2011
Miami, FL
Narcotics
Three men were indicted on charges of conspiring to manufacture and distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine, knowing that the cocaine would be unlawfully imported into the United States.
09/12/2011
Bismarck, ND
Child Exploitation
Richard Mullen of Dickinson, N.D, who pleaded guilty to charges of receiving child pornography, was sentenced on Monday to nine years in federal prison. This investigation was led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). He had downloaded more than 16,000 images depicting children being sexually abused.
09/12/2011
Philadelphia, PA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to trafficking in counterfeit professional sports apparel and accessory items.
09/12/2011
Wilmington, DE
Child Exploitation
Leonard Wasylyk of Wilmington, Delaware pleaded guilty in federal court to production and transportation of child pornography following an undercover ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigation. During forensic review of Wasylyk's computer, agents discovered over 60 images of a young boy engaged in sexually explicit conduct with him...

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