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03/19/2018
Cedar Rapids, IA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Jose Lopez-Morales, 36, a citizen of Guatemala illegally residing in Independence, Iowa, was sentenced to two months in federal prison following his guilty plea on Jan. 25, 2018, to one count of unlawfully using identification documents.  

12/07/2011
Oxford, MS
Document and Benefit Fraud
Two Mexican nationals using false identities were arrested today in Coldwater, Miss., following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service. They are accused of using the identification of other individuals to obtain credit cards, bank loans and bank accounts.
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.
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).
01/15/2013
Tampa, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
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A Tampa Police Department detective embarked on the investigation.
09/08/2011
Buffalo, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
A resident of North Carolina pleaded guilty in Buffalo to conspiracy to commit fraud in connection with identification documents. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
07/29/2013
Philadelphia, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud
"Sudheer Bandi, Ram Challa, and others engaged in a visa fraud and money laundering scheme by falsifying documentation required to obtain H-1B visas and establishing ""shell"" companies to give the appearance that they were operating legitimate computer programming businesses."
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.
08/23/2013
Buffalo, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents arrested Georgia Bowen, a/k/a Georgia Bennett, a Jamaican citizen residing in Lackawanna, on Thursday for health care fraud, identity theft and unauthorized use of social security numbers.
02/15/2013
Tampa, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Clearwater man, Mario Cabrera, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for committing immigration document fraud in a case investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
04/01/2014
San Jose, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Balakrishnan Patwardhan, 53, of Cupertino, admitted that, between July 2008 and October 2010, he knowingly submitted false immigration forms and supporting documentation to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services seeking high-tech worker visas for 19 applicants.
05/28/2014
Philadelphia, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Damian Gasdaska was charged May 29 with one count of conspiracy, six counts of wire fraud, seven counts of bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.
05/22/2013
Baltimore, MD
Document and Benefit Fraud
A federal grand jury has indicted immigration attorney Kiran Dewan and four of his clients in connection with a conspiracy to bribe an immigration official in order to obtain lawful permanent residence, employment authorization documents and green cards.
11/09/2014
Detroit, MI
Document and Benefit Fraud

Odeh was found guilty of procuring her U.S. citizenship unlawfully.

06/03/2011
Pittsburgh, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Paid a woman to marry him in order to get status as permanent resident alien.
08/04/2017
Laredo, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud

Alexander Fiodor Levin, 50, from Canada, entered a guilty plea Aug. 4 before U.S. District Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo. Judge Marmolejo has set his sentencing for Nov. 27. Levin faces up to 10 years in prison and a possible $250,000 maximum fine. He will remain in custody pending that hearing.

04/18/2019
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Eleven of the targets were arrested pursuant to federal arrest warrants issued in the District of Massachusetts for charges of aggravated identity theft and misuse of a Social Security Number; the final target was arrested on probable cause for the same violations.

02/12/2015
Atlanta, GA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Bonnie Monique Youn, 45, has been charged in a superseding indictment with two new counts of visa fraud, two new counts of alien harboring, and two new counts of witness tampering.
09/20/2016
Alexandria, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud

According to the court documents, Amit Chaudhry, 44, is an Indian national who became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2005.  Beginning in 2011, he was part of a large, international wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy that involved processing stolen credit card numbers and laundering the proceeds through hundreds of bank accounts.

11/14/2012
San Juan, PR
Document and Benefit Fraud
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Fifty-three individuals charged with theft of government property and identity theft were arrested Wednesday in several municipalities of Puerto Rico following a joint Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (HSI) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) probe.
06/21/2012
McAllen, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
Santos Botello was charged Thursday with conspiracy to commit marriage fraud. Botello was allegedly arranging sham marriages between foreign nationals and U.S. citizens for profit since 2002. The investigation was conducted ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with the assistance of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
01/25/2011
Atlanta, GA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Immigration attorney Parmesh N. Dixit, 40, of Alpharetta, Ga.,was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on charges of visa fraud, alien harboring, and conspiracy, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the United States Department of Labor.
08/25/2015
Pensacola, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
The naturalization indictment alleges that in November 2011, Herdeypal Singh Bhatti, 41, of Pensacola, knowingly and falsely indicated on his naturalization application that he never failed to file a required federal income tax return and that he did not owe overdue federal taxes.
11/22/2011
New York, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
Isabel Wilson served as the couples' live-in home healthcare aide. She opened several credit cards in the couples' names.
04/27/2016
Alexandria, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
According to the indictment, Raju Kosuri, 44; his spouse Smriti Jharia, 45; and their co-conspirators fraudulently applied for more than 800 illegal immigration benefits under the H-1B visa program. Since 2008, and at much greater scale since 2011, Kosuri has built a staffing business that amounts to a visa-for-sale system, in violation of federal law.

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