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07/26/2011
Sacramento, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
A federal grand jury has indicted a former Sacramento immigration consultant and 13 other individuals alleging they participated in an elaborate immigration fraud scheme in which foreign nationals from Eastern Europe and Russia paid to enter into sham marriages with locally recruited U.S. citizens.
07/27/2011
White Plains, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
Isabel Wilson a.k.a. Isabel Freeman, a former live-in home healthcare aide for an elderly couple suffering from dementia, was convicted on Wednesday of various identity theft-related crimes. The guilty verdict was a result of a joint investigation by U.S. ICE's Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) and the U.S. Secret Service.
08/01/2011
Richmond, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Oscar Zaraut-Correa, 26, who was arrested in November 2010, pleaded guilty on Jan. 27, 2011, to conspiring to produce and transfer false identification documents and possess a document-making implement.
08/09/2011
Providence, RI
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Dominican national, who illegally re-entered the United States, was sentenced to three years in jail followed by three years of supervised release for identity theft and falsely representing his citizenship. This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
08/11/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
A former supervisor with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and his son were sentenced Thursday on federal corruption charges to 60 months and 48 months in prison, respectively, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations and the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General.
08/12/2011
Seattle, WA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Biodun Okunnuo, 39, was arrested Feb. 18 at the Blaine, Wash., Port of Entry after she was refused entry into Canada. At that time, Okunnuo presented a false U.S. passport, which she had obtained by using a stolen identity. Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discovered an outstanding Florida State warrant for her arrest under the alias used on the fake document.
08/15/2011
Washington, DC
Document and Benefit Fraud
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ICE investigations are often complex, requiring significant examination and analysis. That's when the honed skills of the staff at the agency's Forensic Document Lab (FDL) come into play. Established in 1978, the lab serves as the authority on determining the authenticity of travel and identity documents.
08/15/2011
New York, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
Wilch Dewalt, the leader of a New York-based identity fraud ring, was sentenced to 85 months in prison last week. This sentencing was the result of an ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) joint investigation with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (NYS-DMV).
08/18/2011
New York, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
Investigators arrested 51 commercial drivers, including bus drivers, in and around New York City during a crackdown on individuals who fraudulently obtained multiple driver licenses using an alias.
08/23/2011
Fresno, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
A former technician with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Alfonso Casarez, and 14 others are under indictment after a probe involving ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) revealed the defendants conspired to sell official California driver's licenses to ineligible individuals. Casarez electronically altered DMV records...
08/24/2011
Brownsville, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
Parviz Sheikh Rezaei, the owner of a local supermarket, pleaded guilty to defrauding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamp fraud. The case was investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of Inspector General.
08/26/2011
Philadelphia, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Michael Choi, an attorney who is a naturalized citizen and Korean native, was found guilty in federal court for conspiring with his client, Jong Soon Park, to violate federal immigration laws. The investigation is being conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force (DBFTF).
09/01/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
A tax preparer who admitted orchestrating a multi-faceted fraud scheme that included filing false tax returns and making false claims to enable aliens to obtain religious worker visas has been sentenced to 63 months in federal prison.
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.
09/08/2011
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.
09/13/2011
Richmond, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Juan Arroyo-Pantoja, 33, of Wilmington, N.C., was sentenced today to 44 months in prison after pleading guilty to participating in a racketeering conspiracy with cells in 19 cities within the United States and 11 states, including three cells in Virginia. The conspiracy was investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
09/14/2011
Baltimore, MD
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Maryland man was sentenced to two years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to produce and transfer Maryland driver's licenses and identification cards without lawful authority.
09/15/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
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The owner of a Los Angeles-area immigration consulting business and one of his employees are expected to make their initial appearance in federal court Thursday for their alleged role in a scheme involving hundreds of Chinese nationals who sought asylum in the United States based upon phony claims of religious persecution.
09/20/2011
Norfolk, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Mexican national was sentenced to 46 months in prison for his role as the cell leader of a highly sophisticated and violent fraudulent document trafficking organization.
09/20/2011
Harrisburg, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud
A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced Dynanoba Kendre, the owner of Global Healthcare Group and Fortune 500 Systems, to 21 months in prison and ordered him to pay 100,112 dollars restitution, following his conviction on visa fraud and money laundering charges.
09/26/2011
Richmond, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Diego Cortez-Angel, a Mexican national residing in Fayetteville, Ark., was sentenced on Sept. 26 to 60 months in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy. He was the leader of an Arkansas cell of a highly sophisticated and violent fraudulent document trafficking organization based in Mexico, with cells in 19 cities and 11 states...
09/29/2011
Alexandria, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Osvaldo A. Mercado of Gainesville, Va. was indicted by a federal grand jury for defrauding Virginia banks of nearly $3.4 million in fraudulent loans following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Washington, D.C. along with FBI's Washington Field Office and the FDIC Office of Inspector General.
10/04/2011
Rochester, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
An upstate New York man pleaded guilty to the unauthorized use, transfer, acquisition, alteration and possession of food stamp benefits. The plea is the culmination of an investigation being conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the USDA, Office of the Inspector General.
10/05/2011
Houston, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
A local 'insurer' pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
10/05/2011
Buffalo, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
Four non-citizens were charged in two separate criminal complaints in connection with the filing of false and fraudulent documents with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The filings related to the defendants' ability to enter and remain in the United States. The investigation is being conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations.

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