United States Flag
Official Website of the Department of Homeland Security

Report Crimes: Email or Call 1-866-DHS-2-ICE

mobile search image

News Releases

Share

  • Email icon
  • Facebook icon
  • Twitter icon
  • Google Plus icon

All News Releases

Search Help:

The displayed items are limited to the latest 1,250 news releases that match your filter criteria. Please try narrowing your filter criteria by date, topic or location if you do not find the news release you are seeking.

01/07/2011
Miami, FL
Financial Crimes
Richard Garcia, a former loan officer at Wachovia Bank, was sentenced to three years in prison, followed by 30 months of home confinement for his participation in a 12 million dollar bank fraud conspiracy, following an investigation led by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations.
01/12/2011
Tampa, FL
Financial Crimes
Image Icon
Richard Pope is accused of taking part in a 130M dollar international fraud and money laundering scheme
01/21/2011
Clarksville, TN
Financial Crimes
A Tennessee resident received more than 8,400 dollars from special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on Wednesday, following a joint investigation against fraudulent telemarketers.
01/24/2011
Kansas City, MO
Financial Crimes
A Kansas man was convicted by a federal trial jury Jan. 24 on charges related to passing more than 100,000K worth of counterfeit casino chips at the Argosy Riverside Casino in a case investigated jointly by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Gaming Division working with U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
01/25/2011
Pensacola, FL
Financial Crimes
Ismael B. Rodriguez, 45, the owner of Cazadores Mexican Restaurants in Pensacola, was sentenced Tuesday to 5 years in federal prison for mail fraud and conspiracy, following a joint investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Florida Department of Financial Services - Fraud Division.
01/27/2011
Charlotte, NC
Financial Crimes
Mohamad Youssef Hammoud, 37, was resentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison on charges related to his activities of providing material support to the foreign terrorist organization, Hezbollah, from about 1995 to July 2000 in Charlotte.
02/02/2011
Miami, FL
Financial Crimes
Nine South Florida residents were arrested on federal criminal charges in a $12 million bank fraud scheme, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Secret Service, and the City of Miami Police Department.
02/10/2011
Springfield, IL
Financial Crimes
Special agents with U. S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) returned 58,300K to an elderly victim of telemarketing con artists operating from Canada under a joint U.S.-Canada initiative called Project COLT.
02/11/2011
Denver, CO
Financial Crimes
Opas Sinprasong, 52, a Thai national, was ordered to pay a $4,000 fine, and $754,975 in restitution ($509,618 to his Thai employees and $245,357 to the IRS), as well as the forfeiture of $766,000 and two residential properties in Boulder.
02/15/2011
Hartford, CT
Financial Crimes
"A citizen of China, who last resided in Queens, N.Y., pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of access-device fraud stemming from a credit card ""bust out"" scheme. The scheme defrauded financial institutions of more than 200,000K in a case investigated by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with the cooperation of federal, state and..."
02/22/2011
Miami, FL
Financial Crimes
A 61-year-old certified public accountant from Miami Lakes, Fla. was sentenced to federal prison following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Miami, U.S. Secret Service, and the City of Miami Police Department.
02/25/2011
Philadelphia, PA
Financial Crimes
Following a joint investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the FBI, Moussa Ali Hamdan, a former resident of Brooklyn, N.Y., has been charged with conspiring to provide material support to Hizballah. The 38-year-old is a dual citizen of the United States and Lebanon.
03/01/2011
Chicago, IL
Financial Crimes
Special agents with U. S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on Monday returned 14,600 dollars to an elderly victim of telemarketing con artists operating from Canada. The money was returned Feb. 28 to an 89-year-old Chicago woman following a multi-agency investigation under a joint U.S.-Canada initiative called Project COLT.
03/04/2011
Wabash, IN
Financial Crimes
Special agents with U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on Friday returned 1,500 dollars to to a 69-year-old Wabash, Ind., woman who was the victim of telemarketing con artists operating from Canada.
03/04/2011
McAllen, TX
Financial Crimes
The final passenger aboard a Mexico-bound bus pleaded guilty on Friday to failing to declare the 3 million dollars in U.S. currency that was discovered in on-board air mattresses. On Sept. 26, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and ICE HSI agents stopped a southbound commercial passenger bus at the Hidalgo Port of Entry, Texas...
03/04/2011
New York, NY
Financial Crimes
Two key figures in a large-scale narcotics smuggling and money laundering scheme have been sentenced to federal prison, following a long-term investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
03/07/2011
Houston, TX
Financial Crimes
A Florida man was sentenced on Friday to five years and three months in federal prison for leading a Medicare fraud ring that submitted more than $9 million in false and fraudulent Medicare claims for alleged infusion-therapy services.
03/09/2011
San Francisco, CA
Financial Crimes
Following a weeklong trial, a federal grand jury Wednesday convicted a Nigerian couple employed by a Bay Area mortgage broker of wire fraud and immigration fraud stemming from their role in a multi-million dollar fraud scheme uncovered by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations and the Internal Revenue Service.
03/09/2011
Long Beach, CA
Financial Crimes
Image Icon
Special agents with U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) returned 160,000 dollars to an 87-year-old Los Angeles-area man victimized by Quebec-based telemarketing con artists who told him he had won a 3.3 million dollar Canadian lottery prize.
03/09/2011
Bridgeport, CT
Financial Crimes
"A citizen of Romania was sentenced today in Connecticut to 41 months of imprisonment for participating in a multistate ATM ""skimming"" scheme."
03/10/2011
Tampa, FL
Financial Crimes
Richard Sinclair Pope, 53, of the United Kingdom, who was extradited from Spain earlier this year to face prosecution in this case, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud.
03/16/2011
Baltimore, MD
Financial Crimes
A federal grand jury has indicted a Chinese national, and a company he controls, Woncity Inc., for conspiracy, smuggling and other charges in connection with a scheme to smuggle large amounts of plastic bags into the United States from China. The indictment resulted from an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)...
03/29/2011
Orlando, FL
Financial Crimes
David A. Smith, 41, a Jamaican citizen, pleaded guilty today to four counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, and 18 counts of money laundering following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the IRS, and the FBI. Smith led over 6,000 investors to believe that he was investing...
03/29/2011
Sterling, VA
Financial Crimes
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers turned over Libious Asefa, 42, of Columbus, Ohio after they arrested him to U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents on Saturday for allegedly lying about the amount of money he was carrying when questioned by federal authorities.
04/07/2011
Baton Rouge, LA
Financial Crimes
A Louisiana resident received $6,497.07 from special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on Thursday, following a successful joint investigation against fraudulent telemarketers.

Pages