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02/18/2016
Tucson, AZ
Narcotics
Johnny Acosta, 38, of Douglas, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson to felony charges of conspiracy to import more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana and accepting bribes as a public official.
02/26/2016
Santa Ana, CA
Professional Responsibility
Jesus Figueroa, 69, of Tujunga, was found guilty Thursday of one count of conspiracy to commit bribery and to impede the lawful function of government immigration agencies.
03/01/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Professional Responsibility
Sam Herbert Allen Jr., 54, of San Juan Capistrano, was sentenced late Monday. Allen pleaded guilty in February 2015 to conspiring to defraud the United States by deceitful and dishonest means. The charges stem from a probe by ICE OPR, ICE HSI and CBP OPR.
04/20/2016
Seattle, WA
Professional Responsibility
Jonathan M. Love, 58, pleaded guilty in January 2016 to deprivation of constitutional rights under color of law. At Wednesday’s sentencing Magistrate Judge Brian A. Tsuchida said, “This is a very sad day…for no good reason you did great harm to this victim.
05/13/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Professional Responsibility

The investigation by HSI OPR and the FBI into corruption involving government officials and immigration consultants has resulted in charges against 11 defendants. Seven of those defendants – including George Wu and Michael Bui – have now been convicted, including: Attorney Kwang Man “John” Lee; James Dominguez; and Paul Lovingood.

07/26/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Professional Responsibility

Joohoon David Lee, 43, who currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald, who called the bribery “a very, very grave crime.” Lee pleaded guilty last December to one count of bribery, following a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).

08/04/2016
Dallas, TX
Professional Responsibility

Dwight Horton, 51, a resident of Grand Prairie, Texas, appeared in federal court Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Renée Harris Toliver and pleaded guilty to a felony Information charging one count of theft of government property. 

03/10/2017
Newark, NJ
Professional Responsibility

Arnaldo Echevarria, 39, a former ICE deportation officer, was convicted following a one-week trial before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in Newark federal court. The jury deliberated for one day before returning the guilty verdict.

04/06/2017
New York, NY
Professional Responsibility

Juan Anthony Nieves, 49, was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison for impersonating a federal immigration official to deceive victims in New York and Connecticut.

04/26/2017
New York, NY
Professional Responsibility

Thiodore Igorovich Galista was arrested Tuesday morning by OPR special agents without incident in New York.  According to the complaint, he was removed by federal authorities on three prior occasions, most recently in 2011, following a federal conviction for re-entry.

06/07/2017
Dallas, TX
Professional Responsibility

Dwight Horton, 51, from Grand Prairie, Texas, and former mission support specialist with ICE HSI, was sentenced June 7 by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade to a three-year term of probation and ordered to pay $36,000 in restitution to HSI. Horton pleaded guilty August 2016.

06/28/2018
Seattle, WA
Professional Responsibility

The investigation into Raphael Sanchez’s scheme began with ICE’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). The office received information that Sanchez was operating a financial account for outside consulting services in a suspicious manner, and its internal investigation led to criminal charges being filed against Sanchez.

08/15/2018
Los Angeles, CA
Professional Responsibility

John Jacobs Olivas, 43, of Riverside, was arrested this morning without incident by special agents from the FBI and ICE’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).

10/11/2018
Miami, FL
Professional Responsibility

Gopaul Parmanand, 41, of Palm Beach Gardens, pleaded guilty to impersonating an ICE Special Agent by fraudulently claiming to be a federal agent and by carrying and displaying a fraudulent badge.

03/09/2019
Tucson, AZ
Professional Responsibility

On March 6, 2019, Gregg A. Johnson, 42, of Tucson, was found guilty by a federal jury of three counts of submitting false statements to a government agency.

05/29/2019
Brownsville, TX
Professional Responsibility
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The five-count indictment was returned under seal May 28. Federal law enforcement took into custody Benito Barrientez, 42, from Lyford; Damian Ortiz, 30, from Weslaco; and Exy Adelaida Gomez, 42, from Los Fresnos, Texas.

06/07/2019
Los Angeles, CA
Professional Responsibility

Shant Ohanian, 36, of Pasadena, entered his plea on Thursday before U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt, who scheduled a September 12 sentencing hearing. Ohanian faces a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

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