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Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Kanit Kunnaragthai, 49, of Palmdale, was found guilty Thursday following a three-day trial in U.S. District Court. The jury found Kunnaragthai guilty of three felony counts: two counts of making a false statement to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in relation to a house in Moreno Valley that he purchased under the Good Neighbor Next Door (GNND) Sales Program, and one count of making a false statement to an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) investigator to maintain his security clearance as a CBP officer.

Denver, CO
Document and Benefit Fraud
Dennis Dean Sieving, 53, was indicted by a federal grand jury for mail fraud and bribery concerning a program receiving federal funds. Sieving falsely verified that his clients successfully completed driving tests, leading the DMV to revoke more than 1,500 driver's licenses. This case is being investigated by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security...
Norfolk, VA
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Virginia Beach, Va., couple, Danil Lyapin and Natallia Liapina, was convicted Monday of conspiring to enter into marriages with American citizens to obtain permanent resident status in the United States. The case was investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Norfolk.
Las Vegas, NV
Document and Benefit Fraud
An employee with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has been charged with bribery for accepting thousands of dollars to provide driver's licenses to illegal aliens who were not entitled to them following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Nevada DMV.
Newark, NJ
Document and Benefit Fraud
Two individuals pleaded guilty and four others were sentenced in Newark federal court in connection with their roles in a large-scale identity theft scheme.
Hattiesburg, MS
Document and Benefit Fraud
HSI special agents arrested Lorena Gomez, 33, a U.S. citizen, and 13 aliens Friday in Laurel. MBI investigators simultaneously arrested two Mississippi Department of Public Safety employees on forgery-related charges.
Chicago, IL
Document and Benefit Fraud
Maria F. Cruz, formerly of Chicago, was sentenced Thursday to federal prison for arranging sham marriages to evade immigration laws, and enabling foreign nationals to illegally become U.S. citizens. This sentence resulted from an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Providence, RI
Document and Benefit Fraud
Special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested a man and woman from Providence Oct. 15 on charges of aggravated identity theft, theft of government property, forging endorsements on treasury checks and money laundering.
Boston, MA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Two Bulgarian men were sentenced in Boston federal court in connection with a skimming scheme in which they compromised and used numerous ATMs in Massachusetts and stole more than $135,000. U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigated both individuals for using counterfeit ATM cards, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.
Sacramento, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Kari Scattaglia, 40, of Sylmar, and another former DMV employee co-defendant Lisa Terraciano, 52, of North Hollywood, pleaded guilty, Nov. 3, 2017, to a conspiracy to commit bribery, to commit identity fraud, and to commit unauthorized access of a computer.

Birmingham, AL
Document and Benefit Fraud
Five men were indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on multiple felony charges in connection with an alleged scheme to produce and distribute counterfeit Social Security and Permanent Resident Alien cards to aliens unlawfully present in the United States across three Alabama counties.
Kansas City, MO
Document and Benefit Fraud
An employee at a contracted state license office, Thomas Richard McNamara III, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to conspiracy to unlawfully assist more than 100 illegal aliens obtain fraudulent Missouri driver's licenses.
Clearwater, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
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Two individuals were making thousands per month selling packages of fraudulent documents for about $150 to $200.
Baltimore, MD
Document and Benefit Fraud
Special agents of ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested Antonio Abraham Cruz-Cruz and Henry Ramos Agustin in Maryland Wednesday morning after both were indicted on document fraud related charges.
San Jose, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

SAN JOSE, Calif. – A former San Jose immigration consultant was sentenced to 18 months in jail Monday and ordered to pay a $15,000 fine for encouraging illegal immigration for private financial gain, mail fraud, and willfully contributing to a fraudulent tax return.

New York, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
Earl Seth David, an attorney based in Canada who headed a New York law firm, pleaded guilty Monday to operating a massive immigration fraud mill through his Manhattan-based practice. This plea comes as a result of an investigation led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Department of Labor's Office of Inspector General (DOL-OIG)
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Daniel Espejo Amos, 68, of Lakewood, a former officer with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), who had the authority to approve applications for citizenship, was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison Friday for taking tens of thousands of dollars in bribes.

Orlando, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
Richard Anthony Davis, 43, of Jamaica, was also ordered to forfeit $2,926, which is traceable to proceeds of the offenses. Davis pleaded guilty to these offenses April 30.
Anchorage, AK
Document and Benefit Fraud
Javier Martinez, an illegal alien from the Dominican Republic living in Alaska, was convicted Thursday by a federal jury of firearms violations, immigration benefit fraud and identity theft. Martinez came to the attention of federal investigators after he allegedly shot and killed his former supervisor at the Millennium Alaskan Hotel.
Albany, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud

Gaurav Mehta, 36, and Isha Mehta, 33, both citizens of India, were sentenced Wednesday to three  years of probation and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, following jury convictions for marriage and immigration fraud.

Dallas, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud

Amna Cheema, 37, from Pakistan pleaded guilty to the charges Oct. 10, 2017, before U.S. District Judge Renee Harris Toliver. Cheema will remain in custody pending sentencing which is set for Jan. 22, 2018. Co-defendant Bilal Khaleeq, 47, is scheduled to begin trial Dec. 11, 2017 for his role in the conspiracy. If convicted, Khaleeq faces a maximum statutory penalty of five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

Sacramento, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Sippy Lal, 61, of Sacramento, admitted to conspiring to induce aliens to illegally enter the U.S. for private financial gain. Lal’s co-defendants, Mamta Sharma and Rani Singh-Lal, previously entered guilty pleas for their role in the scheme and were sentenced to prison terms of 24 months and 27 months, respectively.
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Document and Benefit Fraud
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Gilder Gustavo Garcia Cuyuch was arrested following the execution of four search warrants in three residences and one travel agency. According to Guatemalan law enforcement, Cuyuch allegedly operated his document fraud business out of a travel agency in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.
Scranton, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Lucas Hernandez-Torres, 47, pleaded guilty to the charges on April 25, 2017, and is awaiting sentencing, and faces a maximum penalty under federal law of 10 years imprisonment.

Santa Ana, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
As detailed in the affidavits in support of those search warrants, federal agents are investigating multiple Chinese maternity operations in Southern California for suspected immigration fraud and tax fraud, as well as failing to report foreign bank accounts in China and Hong Kong.