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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.
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.
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.”

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.
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.
06/17/2011
San Diego, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Carmen Tepper, 56, of Las Vegas, the owner of the San Diego International Academy of English (SDIAE) and Southern States University (SSU), is charged in the 11-count indictment handed down last month with conspiring to defraud the U.S. government, and with making false statements in documents submitted on behalf of foreign students.
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.  

03/12/2019
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Federal authorities this morning arrested five defendants linked to a scheme that helped Chinese nationals obtain student visas by hiring individuals who used fake Chinese passports to take an English proficiency test for the foreign students.

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

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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
01/31/2013
Freehold, NJ
Document and Benefit Fraud
An Ocean Township, N.J., man pleaded guilty Jan. 14 to the manufacture and sale of fraudulent government documents. If convicted, he faces up to eight years in prison.
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.
08/23/2011
Fresno, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
A former technician with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Alfonso Casarez, and 14 others are under indictment after a probe involving ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) revealed the defendants conspired to sell official California driver's licenses to ineligible individuals. Casarez electronically altered DMV records...
03/28/2012
Syracuse, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
Moises Velazquez-Jacobo, 36, of Lowville, N.Y., a citizen and national of Mexico, was charged today by a federal grand jury in Syracuse in a five-count indictment. He was arrested March 7, 2012. According to court documents, on two separate dates in January 2012, he knowingly transferred false documents which included false Social Security cards and false alien registration cards, also known as "green cards."
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.

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.
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.
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.

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