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04/24/2017
Houston, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud

A “sham” marriage is a marriage that is entered into for the primary purpose of circumventing U.S. immigration laws. All 11 defendants conspired together in connection with a marriage fraud ring involving arranging “sham” marriages between recruited U.S. citizens and recruited Nigerian nationals. Evidence at trial revealed Alabi searched for and recruited Nigerian nationals at nightclubs.

06/17/2013
Fresno, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
The two have been in custody since their arrest Jan. 17
01/10/2017
Riverside, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Syed Raheel Farook, 31, of Corona, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit immigration fraud before U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal.

02/20/2018
Washington, DC
Document and Benefit Fraud

Reynaldo Rodriguez-Canario, aka Reinaldo Rodriguez, aka Reynaldo Rodriguez, aka Reinaldo Canario, aka Jose Almonte, aka Jose Martinez, aka Matatan and and aka Ciego, 47, a citizen of the Dominican Republic residing in Puerto Rico, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marcos O. Lopez of the District of Puerto Rico to one count of conspiracy to possess and transfer identification documents, one count of conspiracy to encourage an alien to reside in the United States for financial gain, and one count of aggravated identity theft. 

02/19/2014
Orlando, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
Walter Brown was sentenced Tuesday to two years and one day in prison, along with 25 hours of community service, for aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to produce fraudulently obtained driver's licenses.
12/21/2011
Pittsburgh, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud
According to the indictment, on or about Oct. 18, 2009, Dwight R. Spaulding, 42, of Duquesne, Pa., produced false identification documents. On April 15, 2010, Spaulding had in his possession imitation U.S. Marshals Service credentials
11/16/2018
El Paso, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
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Federico Garcia Jr., 44, who had worked for the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) at the ports of entry in the 1990s, faces up to 20 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to defrauding numerous legal and illegal aliens.

07/21/2011
Richmond, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Two members of a highly sophisticated and violent fraudulent document trafficking organization based in Mexico, with cells in 19 cities within the United States and 11 states, including three cells in Virginia, have been sentenced for their roles in the operation.
01/17/2012
Brownsville, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
The owner of a south Texas grocery store was sentenced Tuesday to nearly four years in federal prison for defrauding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamp fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
09/20/2011
Norfolk, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Mexican national was sentenced to 46 months in prison for his role as the cell leader of a highly sophisticated and violent fraudulent document trafficking organization.
03/03/2011
Orlando, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
True identity discovered when his employer submitted proposal for construction work on a Department of Homeland Security facility in Orlando
02/28/2012
Austin, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
The head of a local staffing business was sentenced on Tuesday to 41 months in federal prison in connection with an H-2B visa fraud scheme, announced U.S. Attorney Robert Pittman, Western District of Texas.
02/17/2011
Boise, ID
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Caldwell, Idaho, woman who operated an immigration consulting business was arrested Thursday for mail fraud and misuse of government seals following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
03/16/2012
Rochester, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
Rey Anthony Anderson of Victor, N.Y., has pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by an alien unlawfully in the United States; making a false claim to U.S. citizenship; and aggravated identity theft. This investigation is being conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
05/03/2012
Fresno, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Nine Fresno-area residents were charged Thursday in a 37-count federal indictment for their role in a major counterfeit document ring uncovered as a result of a probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
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.
10/14/2015
Seattle, WA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Dalia Ivette Singh, aka Dalia Pena, 61, who most recently resided in Clearwater, Florida, defrauded more than 40 immigrants from the Caribbean and Latin America. Singh charged some families as much as $36,000, claiming she had a contact with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) who could provide the immigrants with legal status in the United States.
01/15/2013
Tampa, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
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A Tampa Police Department detective embarked on the investigation.
05/11/2014
Pittsburgh, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Nichole Bires, 36, of McKeesport, the manager at H&H Fish market, a small local food store, pleaded guilty to exchanging customers' food stamp benefits for cash on a discounted basis, usually giving the customers only 50 cents on the dollar for food stamp benefits.
12/16/2013
Baltimore, MD
Document and Benefit Fraud
An immigration attorney, Kiran Dewan, pleaded guilty to bribery and one of his clients also pleaded guilty to immigration fraud on Dec. 13.
04/01/2016
Detroit, MI
Document and Benefit Fraud
According to court records, Rajinder Singh, 25, formerly of Jackson, Michigan, admitted that in May 2014, he conspired with others to intentionally set fire to his business in order to obtain insurance proceeds.
11/02/2014
Denver, CO
Document and Benefit Fraud
Following her prison sentence, Libia Hernandez-Garcia, 60, of Miami, Florida, was also ordered to serve three years on supervised release and ordered by U.S. District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello to pay more than $70,000 in restitution.
05/13/2013
El Paso, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
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HSI Public Safety Group encountered the illegal immigrants during a routine Form I-9 audit.
08/12/2016
Sacramento, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Andrew Kimura, 31, of Sacramento, worked in the DMV’s Sacramento office where he processed applications for commercial and non‑commercial driver’s licenses. Kimura was convicted of conspiring with others and accepting bribes to obtain commercial driver’s licenses for individuals who had not taken or passed the necessary DMV examinations.

06/29/2017
Houston, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud

Jose Arizmendi, 54, a native of Mexico, pleaded guilty in April 1996 to aggravated sexual assault of a child in the District Court of Harris County, Texas. When Arizmendi applied for naturalized U.S. citizenship later that month — and again when he was interviewed in connection with his application in October 1996 — he answered “no” when asked if he had “ever been arrested, cited, charged, indicted, convicted, fined, or imprisoned for breaking or violating any law or ordinance excluding traffic regulations.”

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