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08/17/2017
Phoenix, AZ
Document and Benefit Fraud

Luis Carlos-Reyes, 37, an illegal alien from Mexico, was sentenced Tuesday by Senior U.S. District Judge Roslyn O. Silver. Carlos-Reyes pleaded guilty March 29 to two counts of aggravated identity theft.

11/17/2011
Honolulu, HI
Document and Benefit Fraud
A clerk at the Honolulu Driver's License Department and a local driving instructor have been indicted on federal fraud charges stemming from a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) into allegations they sold legitimate Hawaii driver's licenses to illegal aliens.
05/27/2011
West Palm Beach, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
Levy Garcia Crespo, 34, of West Palm Beach, was charged in federal court on Friday with making false statements in connection with purported immigration services as part of an ongoing investigation being conducted by local U.S. ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents.
05/29/2013
San Diego, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Roberto J. Velasquez, 55, of National City, was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Barry Ted Moskowitz.
04/15/2014
Boise, ID
Document and Benefit Fraud
Jordan Schoo, 34, who resided in both Nampa and Grangeville, pleaded guilty to the charge last March.
11/17/2015
Minneapolis, MN
Document and Benefit Fraud
Mark Alin Hammerschmidt, 48, of Prior Lake, Minnesota, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to defraud the United States. Ornella Angelina Hammerschmidt, 36, also of Prior Lake, pleaded guilty to one count of tax fraud.
03/07/2012
Syracuse, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
Moises Velazquez-Jacobo, 36, an illegal alien from Mexico, who had been previously removed from the United States in 2007 and 2008, sold fraudulent identification documents, which included U.S. legal permanent resident cards and U.S. social security cards.
05/17/2018
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

The indictment alleges that Mexican farmworkers were charged illegal fees for transportation, room and board after the company arranging for the workers’ visas promised the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that the workers had not paid and would not have to pay for these expenses. In addition, the indictment alleges that the farmworkers were made to pay fees to obtain their visas, which is prohibited under the H-2A visa program.

08/15/2011
New York, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
Wilch Dewalt, the leader of a New York-based identity fraud ring, was sentenced to 85 months in prison last week. This sentencing was the result of an ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) joint investigation with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (NYS-DMV).
05/12/2011
Newark, NJ
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Cliffside Park, N.J., man pleaded guilty on Thursday in U.S. District Court to conspiring to fraudulently provide a U.S. Social Security card, a California driver's license and counterfeit Korean passport. He was arrested in a coordinated law enforcement takedown of 53 individuals in connection with a widespread, sophisticated identify theft...
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.
04/03/2014
Philadelphia, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Larissa Hlukha pleaded guilty Thursday for her role in a conspiracy to arrange fraudulent marriages for illegal aliens from Uzbekistan and Russia. The guilty plea follows the launch of an ICE outreach campaign warning the public not to say 'I do' to marriage fraud.
12/08/2015
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Rommer Valdez, 39, of Boston, was sentenced to five months in prison and three years of supervised release, the first five months of which is to be served in home confinement. He must also forfeit $26,200 and pay a fine of $3,000. Valdez had previously pleaded guilty in July to one count of conspiring to produce a false identification document.
04/24/2012
Fresno, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Nine suspects face federal criminal charges following their arrest by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents during an enforcement action Monday targeting three large-scale counterfeit document mills operating in the Central Valley.
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.

08/01/2011
Richmond, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Oscar Zaraut-Correa, 26, who was arrested in November 2010, pleaded guilty on Jan. 27, 2011, to conspiring to produce and transfer false identification documents and possess a document-making implement.
01/11/2012
Kansas City, MO
Document and Benefit Fraud
Fourteen people have been indicted by a federal grand jury for participating in a $5 million conspiracy to provide more than 3,500 fraudulent identity documents to illegal aliens across the United States.
03/27/2015
Newark, NJ
Document and Benefit Fraud
Maxwell Poku, 36, of Union, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty to one count each of immigration fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.
10/24/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Alexander Smirnoff, who also went by the name “Alex Scott,” 48, and his “legal assistants” – Ekaterina Vladimirovna Zamurueva, 28, and Anna Kirillovna Solodovnikova, 29 – were arrested late last week by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) at the residence they share in Corona.

07/01/2016
Fresno, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

The defendants - including Angelica Moreno-Velasquez, 31, Maria Victoria Perez-Vasquez, 30, Francisco Javier Hidalgo-Flores, 25, Lizet Amairani Ramirez-Zazueta, 26, and Veronica Rosales-Capitaine, 49, all of Fresno, and Fidel Vasquez-Velasquez, 22, of Madera - are charged with conspiracy; transferring false identification documents; possessing document-making implements; and fraud and misuse of alien registration receipt cards.

07/19/2012
Anchorage, AK
Document and Benefit Fraud
Eleven foreign nationals were charged Thursday in a 90-count superseding federal indictment alleging they conspired to distribute cocaine and engaged in tax fraud, money laundering, identity theft and other financial crimes.
06/12/2019
Boise, ID
Document and Benefit Fraud

According to court records, while living in California, Gloudina and Chantelle Robbertse devised and executed a scheme to defraud the CEDD. They continued the scheme when they moved to Idaho in April 2017.

07/08/2014
Atlanta, GA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Devon Campbell, aka Wilmott Alvin Livingston, left Jamaica in November 2007 and entered the United States using a Jamaican passport bearing the fabricated name Wilmott Alvin Livingston and a false date of birth.
09/04/2015
San Jose, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Ragini Vecham, 36, of Cupertino; Kishore Pallapothu, 42, of Cupertino; Satyanarayana Tota, 45, of Sunnyvale; and Ramana Reddy, 44, of Sunnyvale, were indicted Wednesday and turned themselves in to the U.S. Marshals Service the following day.
03/28/2017
Alexandria, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Yousif Al Mashhandani (“Yousif”), 35, of Vienna, and Adil Hasan, 38, of Burke, who are full biological brothers, and Enas Ibrahim, 32, also of Burke, who is the wife of Hasan, are all charged with attempting to obtain naturalization contrary to law.

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