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03/21/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Professional Responsibility
A senior attorney with U.S. ICE was sentenced to 212 months in federal prison following a multi-agency investigation that revealed he took nearly $500,000 in bribes from immigrants who were promised immigration benefits that would allow them to remain in the United States.
05/17/2011
Newark, NJ
Professional Responsibility
Steven Kucan was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing government property and selling it on eBay following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). Agents found nearly $40,000 worth of ICE property, including computers and two-way radio systems, at his home.
08/24/2011
Washington, DC
Professional Responsibility
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This office investigates criminal and administrative misconduct committed by ICE and CBP employees and contractors.
10/28/2011
Orlando, FL
Professional Responsibility
Marin Mutafov Christo and Anu Christo of Orlando, Florida were arrested Thursday for attempting to bribe a U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agent. The agent immediately reported the bribery to the Office of Professional Responsibility, and then continued working in an undercover capacity to assist with the investigation.
12/09/2011
Raleigh, NC
Professional Responsibility
Tommie Rand Pierce pleaded guilty Monday to impersonating a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Pierce is accused of impersonating an ICE officer in order to extract payments from immigration applicants seeking permission to remain in the United States.
12/20/2011
Washington, DC
Professional Responsibility
William J. Korn, 53, a former intelligence research specialist with by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), pleaded guilty on Dec. 20 to taking part in a fraud scheme involving more than $50,000 in government money. The scheme involved the improper use of Temporary Duty (TDY) money.
02/07/2012
Tucson, AZ
Professional Responsibility
Jovana Samaniego Deas, a special agent assigned to ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) office in Nogales, Ariz., has pleaded guilty to all 21 counts of a federal indictment charging her with obstruction and other corruption violations.
03/02/2012
Washington, DC
Professional Responsibility
Three other individuals have also pleaded guilty to charges related to the scheme
05/01/2012
Washington, DC
Professional Responsibility
James M. Woosley, the former acting director of intelligence for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), pleaded guilty to defrauding the government of more than $180,000 in a scheme involving fraudulent travel vouchers, and time and attendance claims.
06/01/2012
Los Angeles, CA
Professional Responsibility
Frank Johnston, a former assistant special agent in charge for ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Los Angeles was sentenced Friday to 24 months in federal prison for obstruction of justice, giving false information to a federal prosecutor and a federal judge in Florida, and devising a scheme to have his wife paid nearly $600,000...
06/07/2012
Washington, DC
Professional Responsibility
Lateisha M. Rollerson, a former assistant to former ICE acting intelligence chief James M. Woosley, was sentenced Thursday to ten months in prison for taking part in a fraud scheme involving more than $500,000 in government money. The case was investigated by the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility, the Office of Inspector General...
07/02/2012
Tucson, AZ
Professional Responsibility
Jovana Samaniego Deas, a former special agent with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), was sentenced Friday to 30 months in federal prison following a multi-agency investigation that revealed she illegally accessed, stole and transferred sensitive U.S. government documents to unauthorized individuals and obstructed HSI investigations.
07/13/2012
Washington, DC
Professional Responsibility
James M. Woosley, the former acting director of ICE's Office of Intelligence, was sentenced today to 20 months in prison for defrauding the U.S. government. Woosley defrauded the government of more than $180,000 in a scheme involving fraudulent travel vouchers, and time and attendance claims.
08/10/2012
San Diego, CA
Professional Responsibility
Two former San Diego-area U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents face up to 50 years in prison following their conviction Friday for operating a lucrative human smuggling ring that brought hundreds of Mexicans and Brazilians illegally into the United States using official agency vehicles.
07/19/2013
New York, NY
Professional Responsibility
An officer with ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), Kordell Nesbitt, and two co-conspirators were arrested July 18 and 19 for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana.
07/25/2013
Atlanta, GA
Professional Responsibility
Beginning in September 2010, and continuing until at least July 2012, Ibrahim Barrie, 32, of Atlanta, paid bribes to a special agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in exchange for immigration benefits, as well as other benefits. The DHS special agent was working in an undercover capacity.
08/13/2013
Tacoma, WA
Professional Responsibility
The complaint alleges CBP officer John Eric Weaver and his wife, Joy Weaver, conspired to submit falsified education reimbursement claims inflated by more than $8,000.
01/08/2014
Newark, NJ
Professional Responsibility
Kordell Nesbitt, a former immigration enforcement agent with ICE's Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO), pleaded guilty Wednesday to his involvement in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana. From May 2013 through July 2013, Nesbitt arranged for the shipment of cocaine and marijuana into the New York City-area.
07/29/2014
Concord, NH
Professional Responsibility
Joseph Cespedes, 37, a Manchester police officer at the time of the HSI investigation, was associating with an individual in Lawrence, Massachusetts, who was the target of a separate drug-related investigation. Federal investigators discovered that the targeted drug dealer enlisted Cespedes to run criminal records checks on certain stolen identities to determine whether they were clear of outstanding arrest warrants.
08/13/2014
Boston, MA
Professional Responsibility
Francisco Soares, 44, of Foxborough and Paul Stein, 58, of Mashpee, were charged with conspiracy to impersonate a federal officer and falsely impersonating a federal agent.
09/25/2014
New York, NY
Professional Responsibility
Carl Osborne, 38, in the guise of a federal officer, represented himself to be an ICE officer. According to court documents, between August 2012 and May 2013, on five separate occasions, Osborne, complete with a fake uniform, credentials, phony gun, and driving a vehicle equipped with lights and sirens, pulled over several vehicles in the Bronx and Westchester County.
02/18/2015
Chicago, IL
Professional Responsibility
Vincenta Edith Peralta-Saavedra, 58, of Merrillville, Indiana, was sentenced Feb. 18 to 16 months; her son, Geovanni Ozuna-Peralta, 25, also of Merrillville, Indiana, was sentenced Jan. 22 to five years in prison by U.S. District Court Judge John J. Tharp.
07/14/2015
New York, NY
Professional Responsibility
Naga Srinivasa Rao Pilla, 38, faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison for bribery of a public official. Pilla was also charged with procurement of citizenship or naturalization unlawfully.
07/30/2015
Los Angeles, CA
Professional Responsibility
Gregory J. Chavez, 51, was taken into custody Wednesday at his Porter Ranch residence and is being held on $1.2 million bond pending his arraignment in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Chavez is charged with 40 felony counts, including residential burglary, grand theft by false pretense and attempted grand theft by false pretense.

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