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02/28/2011
Greenbelt, MD
Document and Benefit Fraud
U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus, sentenced Brahim Lajqi, 51, an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo, residing in Silver Spring, Md., today to five years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for visa fraud.
04/30/2013
Pittsburgh, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Dwight R. Spaulding was sentenced Tuesday for producing and possessing fraudulent government credentials in a case investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
10/15/2014
Richmond, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Freddy David Santos Campuzano, 32, a Mexican national who resided in Richmond, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to engage in racketeering and conspiracy to launder money. Since Santos Campuzano is illegally in the United States, he faces deportation following his prison sentence.
12/29/2014
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Richar Steward Cabral Baez, 35, was sentenced to 10 months in prison, and two years of supervised release for providing false statements in an application for a passport and misrepresentation of a social security account number.
01/26/2012
New York, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
Earl Seth David, the alleged ringleader of a massive immigration fraud mill through a Manhattan-based law practice, was extradited from Canada to face charges in Manhattan Federal Court. This extradition stems from an investigation led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Department of Labor's Office of Inspector General.
07/20/2016
Washington, DC
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“The men and women who work at this state-of-the art forensic laboratory are performing critical support on a wide variety of criminal investigations - including document fraud, drug and weapons trafficking, human smuggling, child pornography, cybercrimes and other issues important to national security,” said Johnson. “In Fiscal Year 2015, the lab processed over 35,000 pieces of evidence and its staff provided fraudulent document detection training to over 2,500 personnel from U.S. and foreign law enforcement agencies. The renovation and expansion of this lab will help ensure that our forensic scientists have the right tools to accomplish their mission.”

12/14/2018
Oklahoma City, OK
Document and Benefit Fraud

On Feb. 5, 2018, Naif Abdulaziz M. Alfallaj, 35, a citizen of Saudi Arabia, was taken into custody by the FBI without incident, based on a criminal complaint signed in the Western District of Oklahoma. According to the complaint, the FBI found 15 of Alfallaj’s fingerprints on an application to an al Qaeda training camp, known as al Farooq, which was one of al Qaeda’s key training sites in Afghanistan.

06/30/2015
Trenton, NJ
Document and Benefit Fraud
Marijan Cvjeticanin, 50, of St. James, New York, was convicted of nine counts of mail fraud following a one-week trial.
02/03/2012
Richmond, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Virginia man was sentenced Friday to 108 months in prison for his participation in a highly sophisticated and violent fraudulent document trafficking organization, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
02/09/2017
Urbana, IL
Document and Benefit Fraud

Miguel Valencia-Sandoval, 33, of Champaign, Illinois, made his initial appearance in federal court in Urbana Thursday. The indictment charges Valencia-Sandoval with aggravated identity theft and making a false statement of U.S. citizenship in April 2012 on a U.S. passport application by allegedly using another person’s identity and stating he was a U.S. citizen when he was not.

05/17/2012
Gulfport, MS
Document and Benefit Fraud
Michael Lombardi pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit visa fraud, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations and the Mississippi Department of Labor, Office of the Inspector General. Lombardi was the owner of U.S. Opportunities, a business that provides temporary foreign workers to U.S. companies.
12/20/2011
El Paso, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
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Esteban Santos Gutierrez-Pineda, the general manager of a local fast-food restaurant, is in federal custody after ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents arrested him Dec. 19 for illegally using someone else's immigration documents and unlawfully re-entering the United States after being previously deported.
01/21/2020
Philadelphia, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Ana Molina, 56, owned and operated Ana Molina & Associates, a/k/a Molina Multilegal Services, on Castor Avenue in Philadelphia, PA, through which she falsely claimed to be an attorney (or at times a paralegal) who could obtain lawful immigration status for them from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

09/05/2012
Orlando, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
Multiple indictments charging 21 individuals with conspiracy and/or immigration benefit fraud (marriage fraud) were unsealed Wednesday.
09/15/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
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The owner of a Los Angeles-area immigration consulting business and one of his employees are expected to make their initial appearance in federal court Thursday for their alleged role in a scheme involving hundreds of Chinese nationals who sought asylum in the United States based upon phony claims of religious persecution.
06/28/2013
Rochester, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Yemeni citizen, Tuffek Mohammed Ali Saleh, was arrested Thursday by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents on three counts of making false statements about his immigration status.
01/23/2013
Milwaukee, WI
Document and Benefit Fraud
Sagarsen Haldar, aka Gopal Hari Das, a religious leader from India who founded a local Hindu temple, was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in prison in connection with a religious visa fraud scheme that operated in India and Wisconsin.
09/01/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
A tax preparer who admitted orchestrating a multi-faceted fraud scheme that included filing false tax returns and making false claims to enable aliens to obtain religious worker visas has been sentenced to 63 months in federal prison.
07/31/2013
San Diego, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Following her arrest by HSI special agents in December 2012, Ruiz admitted to charging clients for legal services while posing as an immigration attorney. Ruiz promised to get the clients work permits and driver's licenses and other immigration benefits.
10/20/2015
Philadelphia, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Farhan Ali Abu Siam, 42, pleaded guilty to conspiring to traffic SNAP benefits and commit wire fraud; wire fraud; and aiding and abetting trafficking in SNAP benefits.
07/19/2017
Dallas, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud

Specifically, the indictment charges Bilal Ahmed Khaleeq, 47, and Amna Cheema, 37, with one count each of conspiracy to commit marriage fraud.  If convicted, the count charged in the indictment carries a maximum statutory penalty of five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

06/13/2011
Santa Ana, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
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A federal judge here Monday sentenced a Korea-born pastor who operated a now defunct Orange County religious university to one year in prison and ordered him to forfeit to the government the $4 million property housing the school following his conviction on visa fraud and money laundering charges.
03/28/2014
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Beginning Monday, placards created by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will be going up at two area bus shelters warning Angelinos that marriage fraud is a federal crime that carries significant prison sentences and possible six-figure fines.
02/11/2013
Chicago, IL
Document and Benefit Fraud
Suspects allegedly arranged at least four fraudulent marriages and attempted to arrange a fifth between a foreign national and an undercover special agent.
05/21/2014
Philadelphia, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Mark Stein, 48, was sentenced to four months in prison, a $10,000 fine and three years of supervised release for five counts of wire fraud in connection with fraud on the unemployment compensation fund. Stein is the CEO of Land Tech Enterprises, a landscaping company in Bucks County.

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