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01/21/2011
Yakima, WA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Fourteen individuals will make their initial appearance Friday morning in federal court here after being arrested by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on criminal charges related to an investigation into the manufacture and purchase of counterfeit identity and employment documents.
01/21/2011
Providence, RI
Document and Benefit Fraud
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A Pawtucket, R.I., man was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Providence for posing as an immigration attorney and claiming he was a federal immigration agent, threatening to have individuals deported. Audeliz Villegas, 45, pleaded guilty in federal court in June to four counts of wire fraud and one count of impersonating a federal agent.
01/12/2011
Philadelphia, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Alexander Steele, 47, of Philadelphia, and Christopher J. Hahn, 48, of Edgewater, N.J., pleaded guilty Jan. 13 to charges in connection with a scheme that involved bribes to driver's license examiners in exchange for fraudulent driver's licenses.
01/10/2011
Greenbelt, MD
Document and Benefit Fraud
Robert Fred Mejia, 29, of Germantown, Md., was sentenced to eight years in prison, for conspiring to impersonate a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer and to transport money obtained by fraud across state lines; transporting money obtained by fraud, in connection with a fraudulent scheme to provide immigration services...
01/06/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Los Angeles-area tax preparer, who was charged in a multi-faceted financial scheme that included making false claims to enable aliens to obtain religious worker visas, has pleaded guilty to tax and visa fraud charges.
01/04/2011
Hagatna, Guam
Document and Benefit Fraud
The owner of a major Guam construction company has been charged in a 124-count indictment with a battery of federal violations for allegedly recruiting dozens of Chinese foreign nationals to come to Guam to work for his firm, then forcing them to labor long hours at substandard wages.

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