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03/13/2012
Fresno, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Moreno Delgado has pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges stemming from his role in a scheme to sell fraudulently obtained California driver's licenses to ineligible individuals. This case is the product of an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
03/16/2012
Rochester, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
Rey Anthony Anderson of Victor, N.Y., has pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by an alien unlawfully in the United States; making a false claim to U.S. citizenship; and aggravated identity theft. This investigation is being conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
03/21/2012
Baltimore, MD
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Maryland document trafficker was sentenced to more than eight years in prison for manufacturing, selling and transferring fraudulent identification documents, including permanent resident cards, and Social Security cards following an investigation by ICE's HSI, the SSA Office of Inspector General, the U.S. State Dept. DSS and the Maryland MVA.
03/23/2012
Phoenix, AZ
Document and Benefit Fraud
Eight Phoenix-area residents were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury for their involvement in an elaborate passport and Social Security fraud ring designed to conceal the true identities of Mexican nationals in order to shield them from detection by U.S. immigration authorities.
03/23/2012
Orlando, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Brazilian woman was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison Thursday for her participation in a conspiracy to commit alien smuggling and worker visa fraud.
03/27/2012
San Juan, PR
Document and Benefit Fraud
A principal component of the campaign is to alert DMV and DR employees, law enforcement and the public about fraud schemes perpetrated at DMV facilities. By adding education and outreach components, ICE is proactively taking steps to deter the crime from happening, encouraging people to report the crime, and developing strong partnerships.
03/28/2012
Syracuse, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
Moises Velazquez-Jacobo, 36, of Lowville, N.Y., a citizen and national of Mexico, was charged today by a federal grand jury in Syracuse in a five-count indictment. He was arrested March 7, 2012. According to court documents, on two separate dates in January 2012, he knowingly transferred false documents which included false Social Security cards and false alien registration cards, also known as "green cards."
03/29/2012
Ocala, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
Rajin A. Latchman was sentenced to federal prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to a conspiracy that involved making false statements in applications to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the creation and transfer of false identification documents, and the altering and transferring of foreign passports.
04/03/2012
New York, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
Earl Seth David, an attorney based in Canada who headed a New York law firm, pleaded guilty Monday to operating a massive immigration fraud mill through his Manhattan-based practice. This plea comes as a result of an investigation led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Department of Labor's Office of Inspector General (DOL-OIG)
04/19/2012
Nashville, TN
Document and Benefit Fraud
Larry Murphy of Antioch, Tenn., was charged in a federal complaint Thursday with accepting bribes in relation to his employment as a Tennessee driver's license examiner. The federal bribery charges follow a joint investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the FBI and the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security.
04/23/2012
Brownsville, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
A member of the notorious Gulf Cartel, Juan Carlos De La Cruz Reyna, pleaded guilty to bribing a public official in an attempt to ensure safe passage to Mexico after he was released from federal prison. The investigation was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the assistance of the FBI and the Brownsville Police Dept.
04/23/2012
Minneapolis, MN
Document and Benefit Fraud
Antonio Antwon Andolini was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in federal prison Monday for stealing the identities of others and using that information to obtain welfare benefits, credit cards and other items of value. This sentence resulted from an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service...
04/24/2012
Fresno, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Nine suspects face federal criminal charges following their arrest by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents during an enforcement action Monday targeting three large-scale counterfeit document mills operating in the Central Valley.
04/26/2012
Hattiesburg, MS
Document and Benefit Fraud
Six members of a fraudulent document organization were sentenced Friday for their roles in conspiring to commit identity theft, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
04/27/2012
Charleston, SC
Document and Benefit Fraud
Krassimir Simeonov, a Bulgarian man who fraudulently obtained U.S. citizenship in a marriage fraud scheme originating in South Carolina, had that citizenship revoked by a federal judge in Georgia Monday, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations.
04/30/2012
Fresno, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Cassandra Casarez Fierros pleaded guilty Monday to making false statements to a government agency in connection with a scheme involving the sale of official California driver's licenses to ineligible individuals. The charges are the result of an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations and the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
05/03/2012
Fresno, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Nine Fresno-area residents were charged Thursday in a 37-count federal indictment for their role in a major counterfeit document ring uncovered as a result of a probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
05/07/2012
Kansas City, MO
Document and Benefit Fraud
Christina Michelle Gonzalez pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to her role in a more than $5 million conspiracy that utilized the Missouri Department of Revenue license office in St. Joseph to provide more than 3,500 fraudulent identity documents to illegal aliens across the United States.
05/09/2012
Dallas, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
Okey F. Nwagbara of Plano, Texas, was sentenced to three years in prison for his involvement in a health care fraud conspiracy and providing false information to obtain citizenship. The immigration case was investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
05/16/2012
Chicago, IL
Document and Benefit Fraud
A local man was sentenced Wednesday to three years in federal prison for engaging in a fraud scheme that caused the Illinois Department of Employment Insurance (IDES) to pay about $480,000 in unemployment insurance payments to more than 55 ineligible claimants who were not legally allowed to work in the United States.
05/17/2012
Gulfport, MS
Document and Benefit Fraud
Michael Lombardi pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit visa fraud, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations and the Mississippi Department of Labor, Office of the Inspector General. Lombardi was the owner of U.S. Opportunities, a business that provides temporary foreign workers to U.S. companies.
05/23/2012
Toledo, OH
Document and Benefit Fraud
Eighteen people were charged Wednesday morning in a series of criminal schemes, including money laundering, identity theft, alien harboring and arson, involving seven IHOP restaurants in northwest Ohio and Indiana. The charges follow a joint investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service...
05/24/2012
Baltimore, MD
Document and Benefit Fraud
All members of a Maryland document mill, including eight Mexican nationals and a Honduran national, pleaded guilty to manufacturing and selling thousands of fake government identification documents, following an investigation led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
06/04/2012
Norfolk, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Virginia Beach, Va., couple, Danil Lyapin and Natallia Liapina, was convicted Monday of conspiring to enter into marriages with American citizens to obtain permanent resident status in the United States. The case was investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Norfolk.
06/13/2012
Hattiesburg, MS
Document and Benefit Fraud
The last two of ten defendants apprehended for conspiracy to commit identity theft and sale of fraudulent Social Security cards were sentenced in federal court this week, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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