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10/07/2011
Houston, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
Edmund Benton of Scottsdale, Ariz., pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiracy to launder money. The investigation was led by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations (IRS-CI) with the assistance of U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The operator of a tour boat called the Ethan Allen discovered Benton had sold it a fake...
10/13/2011
Bridgeport, CT
Document and Benefit Fraud
A federal grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday in Bridgeport charging nine individuals for their alleged participation in a marriage fraud scheme.
10/13/2011
New York, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
The proprietor of a law firm and 11 other individuals were charged Tuesday with operating a massive immigration fraud mill through a Manhattan-based law practice.
10/13/2011
Boise, ID
Document and Benefit Fraud
Crystal Tijerina of Caldwell, Idaho, was sentenced Thursday to 12 months and one day in federal prison for mail fraud and misuse of U.S. government seals as a result of an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
10/14/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
The owner of New Arrival Immigration Service and an employee were indicted Friday on federal immigration fraud charges in a scheme involving hundreds of Chinese nationals who sought asylum based on phony claims they fled China due to persecution resulting from their Christian beliefs. Haoren Ma and his employee, Minghan Dong, were indicted after...
10/20/2011
Newark, NJ
Document and Benefit Fraud
Two individuals involved in a large-scale sophisticated identity theft scheme appeared in court on Thursday. A Palisades Park, N.J., woman admitted her role in the scheme, and a former New York resident charged in the same scheme appeared in court for the first time. This case was investigated by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
10/25/2011
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Two Bulgarian men were sentenced in Boston federal court in connection with a skimming scheme in which they compromised and used numerous ATMs in Massachusetts and stole more than $135,000. U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigated both individuals for using counterfeit ATM cards, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.
11/01/2011
Dayton, OH
Document and Benefit Fraud
An Ohio businessman, Amarnath Trichy, was sentenced Tuesday on charges that he filed nearly 250 false documents for illegal aliens at a non-existent company following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
11/01/2011
Newark, NJ
Document and Benefit Fraud
Four additional members of a large scale and sophisticated identity theft scheme based out Bergen County, N.J., pleaded guilty Tuesday to their roles in this criminal enterprise. The investigation was conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service's...
11/02/2011
Buffalo, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Mexican national, Lucio Martinez, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to use or transfer five or more fraudulent documents. This investigation is being conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
11/09/2011
Orlando, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
A federal jury found a Brazilian woman residing in Orlando guilty of alien smuggling and conspiracy to commit alien smuggling and worker visa fraud on Monday, following an investigation that began with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
11/15/2011
Newark, NJ
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Kearny, N.J., woman who posed as a government official was sentenced Tuesday to 87 months in prison for orchestrating a scheme to defraud dozens of immigrants out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by pretending she could help them become United States citizens.
11/15/2011
Milwaukee, WI
Document and Benefit Fraud
Sagarsen Haldar aka Gopal Hari Das, a religious leader from India who founded a local Hindu temple, was found guilty of fraudulently obtaining and then selling religious worker visas to Indian nationals. The guilty verdict stems from an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
11/16/2011
Richmond, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
"Israel Cruz Millan a/k/a ""El Muerto,"" the leader of a highly sophisticated and violent interstate fraudulent document trafficking organization based in Mexico, pleaded guilty on Tuesday for his role in the operation. The plea comes as a result of a nearly two-year long investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)."
11/17/2011
Minneapolis, MN
Document and Benefit Fraud
Antonio Antwon Andolini of Sioux Falls, S.D. pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to stealing identities to pass bad checks and to obtain false driver's licenses, welfare benefits, housing assistance, and credit cards.
11/17/2011
Honolulu, HI
Document and Benefit Fraud
A clerk at the Honolulu Driver's License Department and a local driving instructor have been indicted on federal fraud charges stemming from a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) into allegations they sold legitimate Hawaii driver's licenses to illegal aliens.
11/22/2011
New York, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
Isabel Wilson served as the couples' live-in home healthcare aide. She opened several credit cards in the couples' names.
11/29/2011
Richmond, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Virginia-based cell manager of a Mexican fraudulent document trafficking organization was convicted by a federal jury of luring rival document vendors to an empty trailer house in Little Rock, Ark., beating one to death and abandoning another individual bound and seriously injured.
11/29/2011
New York, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
Owners, managers and associates of several strip clubs in the New York City-area involved in an alleged international visa and marriage fraud ring were arrested Wednesday by agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS).
11/30/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
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Woman is charged with visa fraud in a criminal complaint filed November 17 in U.S. District Court.
12/07/2011
Oxford, MS
Document and Benefit Fraud
Two Mexican nationals using false identities were arrested today in Coldwater, Miss., following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service. They are accused of using the identification of other individuals to obtain credit cards, bank loans and bank accounts.
12/07/2011
Tampa, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
Vencot Marean Maxwell, a Jamaican national living in Spring Hill, Fla., was found guilty Wednesday of making a false and fraudulent application for a U.S. passport, identity theft and aggravated identity theft in connection with that false passport application.
12/09/2011
Memphis, TN
Document and Benefit Fraud
Mary Ann Smith was sentenced to six years in prison Friday after pleading guilty in June to two counts of mail and wire fraud. Smith had contacted victims via email describing a nonexistent student visa program in which the U.S. government supposedly exchanged students with foreign countries on a one-for-one basis.
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.
12/20/2011
Dallas, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud

A federal grand jury in Dallas indicted Okey F. Nwagbara for misrepresenting his immigration and naturalization documents to fraudulently obtain his U.S. citizenship through naturalization. Nwagbara has also been indicted in a health care fraud case that allegedly defrauded Medicare of more than $500,000.

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