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01/13/2016
Houston, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 24, was charged in a sealed indictment returned Jan. 6. These charges resulted from an investigation conducted by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and U.S. Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with the assistance of the Houston Police Department.
05/27/2016
Alexandria, VA
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations

Three individuals – Ijaz Khan, 42, and Vera Lautt, 56, both of Sante Fe, New Mexico, and Ibrar Khan, of Pakistan – face charges for conspiracy to defraud the United States and naturalizing and procuring U.S. citizenship by fraud. Ijaz Khan, along with Fahad Khan, of Pakistan, face additional charges, including smuggling artifacts from Pakistan into the United States and obstructing justice.

01/10/2017
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Shilan Zhao, 53, of Newcastle, Washington, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiring with her ex-husband Jianjun Qiao, also known as Feng Li, 53, to commit immigration fraud by submitting false documents to federal authorities.

07/09/2018
Dallas, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud

Co-defendant Amna Cheema, 38, a Pakistani national, previously pleaded guilty to her role in the scheme and was sentenced to time served.

03/01/2016
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud
On March 20, 2013, Francis J. Moloney, fraudulently obtained a driver’s license using the identity and Social Security number of an Irish national and former permanent legal resident, after that person renounced his legal status in the United States and returned to Ireland.
01/08/2015
Newark, NJ
Document and Benefit Fraud
Young-Kyu Park, 58, formerly of Fort Lee, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Faith S. Hochberg to conspiracy to produce identification and false identification documents; conspiracy to steal government property and transport stolen property in interstate commerce, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
12/20/2011
Dallas, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud

A federal grand jury in Dallas indicted Okey F. Nwagbara for misrepresenting his immigration and naturalization documents to fraudulently obtain his U.S. citizenship through naturalization. Nwagbara has also been indicted in a health care fraud case that allegedly defrauded Medicare of more than $500,000.

12/11/2012
Seattle, WA
Document and Benefit Fraud
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Miguel A. Sanchez-Palomares, a previously deported Mexican national, pleaded guilty Monday to making, possessing and selling fraudulent immigration documents, following an undercover probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
01/31/2013
Tampa, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
A federal indictment was unsealed Wednesday charging a Tampa man with making false statements in connection with his naturalization application.
05/22/2014
Sacramento, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
The defendants include four Los Angeles County residents – Philip Tolentino Sarmiento, Laurence Viernes, German Zagada and Jude Dagza Leoncio; two individuals from Kern County – Juan Malaluan Tenorio, Jr. and Glyn Cordova Villegas; and an Orange County man, James Quijano Leoncio. All of the defendants applied for licenses to practice as registered nurses in California using false and forged nursing school transcripts from the Philippines. They now face up to three years in prison.
09/20/2011
Harrisburg, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud
A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced Dynanoba Kendre, the owner of Global Healthcare Group and Fortune 500 Systems, to 21 months in prison and ordered him to pay 100,112 dollars restitution, following his conviction on visa fraud and money laundering charges.
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.
11/04/2014
Kansas City, MO
Document and Benefit Fraud
These two Cabrera-Guzman accomplices were Cesar Mujica-Aranda, aka "Oscar Gomez," 25, a resident of Liberty, Missouri, and Bernardino Bautista-Hernandez, aka "Brujo," 32, a resident of Kansas City, Missouri.
09/11/2013
Kansas City, MO
Document and Benefit Fraud
Two suburban Kansas City women, and four co-defendants, were sentenced in federal court this week for their roles in a $5 million conspiracy that used a state licensing office to provide more than 3,500 fraudulent documents to illegal aliens across the nation.
04/17/2014
Denver, CO
Document and Benefit Fraud
Libia Hernandez-Garcia, 60, was originally indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver May 21, 2013. Her indictment remained sealed until she was arrested in Miami Feb. 26, 2014. A superseding indictment was filed Feb. 25.
05/15/2019
Erie, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Daniel Cabanillas, 49, was sentenced in federal court to 2 years’ probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

03/22/2013
Charlotte, NC
Document and Benefit Fraud
An Indian national, Phani Raju Bhima Raju, pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in a conspiracy to violate U.S. laws by filing fraudulent immigration documents and related offenses following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
07/12/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Los Angeles-area man pleaded Monday to visa fraud for filing bogus paperwork on behalf of businesses seeking temporary work visas and for fraudulently charging prospective immigrants in Mexico thousands of dollars for visas.
05/08/2013
Newark, NJ
Document and Benefit Fraud
Muhammed Farooq, 49, of Somerset, N.J., was arrested May 8 and charged with money laundering, theft by deception and food stamp fraud.
01/04/2017
Kansas City, KS
Document and Benefit Fraud

Goran Sabah Ghafour, 35, who had been living in Lawrence, Kansas, pleaded guilty to one count of visa fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.

09/08/2017
Baltimore, MD
Document and Benefit Fraud

In August 1988, Morales entered the United States by crossing the international border from Mexico into Texas illegally. He traveled to the Washington, D.C. metro-area, where he resided and legally worked for many years. He applied for and was granted lawful permanent resident status in 1990.

02/23/2011
Richmond, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
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A federal grand jury in Richmond has indicted 22 members of a fraudulent document trafficking organization based in Mexico with cells in 19 cities and 11 states, including three cells in Virginia. Discovered through an ongoing investigation dubbed Operation Phalanx, the organization is accused of kidnapping, beating and murdering competitors...
09/15/2015
San Jose, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Jerry Wang, 34, appeared Monday before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila. Wang was ordered to surrender and begin serving his sentence by Nov. 3. In addition to the prison term, Judge Davila ordered the defendant to forfeit $700,000 in proceeds derived from the scheme.
06/21/2012
Charleston, SC
Document and Benefit Fraud
Special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) are searching for 30 suspects in five states after three indictments were unsealed in federal court alleging their involvement in a scheme to illegally obtain driver's licenses from New Mexico.
09/09/2020
Laredo, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud

On Sept. 9, 2020, Rito Salomon Palacios, 51, from Laredo, pled guilty in front of U.S. District Judge Diana Saldana for wire fraud and extortion under color of official right.

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