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06/10/2015
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
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Special Agent Matthew Baechtle, the lead agent in the Chucky Taylor investigation, was working three separate arms trafficking cases while assigned to HSI Washington, D.C., all of which involved American citizens trafficking weapons to Liberia (in violation of the Arms Export Control Act).

01/18/2018
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators

Eso Razic, a native of the former Yugoslavia and subsequently a citizen of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, allegedly concealed his participation in paramilitary organizations during the 1990s Balkans conflict. 

04/05/2019
Boston, MA
Human Rights Violators

Jean Leonard Teganya, 48, was convicted of two counts of immigration fraud and three counts of perjury. U.S. District Court Judge F. Denis Saylor IV scheduled sentencing for July 1, 2019.

05/07/2012
Boston, MA
Human Rights Violators
Prudence Kantengwa, aka Prudentienne, 47, of Boston, who is a native and citizen of Rwanda, was convicted of fraud in immigration documents, visa fraud, perjury during testimony before an immigration judge and obstruction of administrative proceedings. Judge Richard G. Stearns scheduled sentencing for July 31, 2012.
02/06/2017
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the FBI are joining with U.S. and foreign government partners, non-governmental organizations and local communities in calling for the eradication of female genital mutilation and cutting.

08/14/2015
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
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The foreign nationals arrested during this operation all have outstanding removal orders and are subject to repatriation to their countries of origin. Of the 50 known or suspected human rights violators arrested during Operation No Safe Haven II, 10 individuals are also convicted criminal aliens in the U.S. This operation more than doubled the number of known or suspected human rights violators arrested during the first nationwide No Safe Haven operation, which took place in September 2014.
03/29/2018
Washington, DC
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Milan Trisic, 55, who was residing in Charlotte, North Carolina, was sentenced by Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. of the Western District of North Carolina.  Trisic previously pleaded guilty on Dec.18, 2017, to possession of unlawfully obtained documents.  Pursuant to an Order issued by Judge Coburn, upon completion of his term of imprisonment, Trisic will be transferred to ICE custody for removal to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

01/06/2016
Cleveland, OH
Human Rights Violators
Slobodan Mutic, 53, will be deported upon completion of his sentence to Croatia, where he will stand trial for human-rights violations.
06/25/2018
Newark, NJ
Human Rights Violators
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Starting on June 19, ICE's HSI Newark initiated Operation Limelight USA, a program designed to bring awareness to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and prevent young girls from being subjected to FGM by informing passengers traveling to FGM high-prevalence countries about the U.S. laws governing FGM and the potential criminal, immigration, and child protective consequences of transporting a child to another country for the purpose of FGM.

06/28/2019
San Diego, CA
Human Rights Violators
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As part of Operation Limelight USA, HSI is conducting similar public outreach at international airports throughout the U.S. The U.S. program was designed by HSI’s Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center, basing it off the United Kingdom’s Operation Limelight which is conducted by the Metropolitan Police Service and Border Authority. 

12/02/2013
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
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The event was attended by law enforcement and government agency partners, non-governmental organizations and others, including U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials, special agents, attorneys, historians and analysts who have supported the mission.
03/06/2017
Dallas, TX
Human Rights Violators

Retired Lt. Col. Hector Alejandro Cabuya de León, 52, was arrested by special agents from HSI’s Dallas office. He is wanted in his native country on criminal charges for forced disappearance, homicide of a protected person, and weapons and ammunition trafficking.

08/13/2013
Seoul, South Korea
Human Rights Violators
The leader of a human smuggling organization and 21 brothel operators and prostitutes were indicted without detention in South Korea following an investigation by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency-International Crime Investigation Unit (SMPA-ICIU) and ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Seoul.
05/17/2017
Cleveland, OH
Human Rights Violators

Ilija Josipovic, 59, previously pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of immigration documents procured by fraud. U.S. District Judge Benita Pearson ordered Josipovic removed from the United States. He was also sentenced to eight months of house arrest.

09/05/2019
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators

HSI special agents spoke to more than 160 travelers from ten international flights between Los Angeles International Airport, Newark International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport as part of Operation Limelight USA.

05/06/2014
St. Paul, MN
Human Rights Violators
Zdenko Jakiša, 45, of Forest Lake, Minn., was arrested Wednesday on immigration fraud charges for failing to disclose his military service and the multiple crimes he committed in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the armed conflict there in the 1990s.
07/27/2017
Cleveland, OH
Human Rights Violators

Ilija Josipovic, 59, was removed to Bosnia via commercial airline under escort by deportation officers with ICE ERO without incident. In May, Josipovic pled guilty to two counts of possession of immigration documents procured by fraud. In the first count, Josipovic admitted that on Feb. 1, 2012, he used his Permanent Resident Card to obtain an Ohio driver’s license, knowing that the card was fraudulently obtained.

11/29/2011
Boston, MA
Human Rights Violators
Inocente Orlando Montano, 69, of Everett, Mass., was charged with one count of making false statements on an immigration application and one count of perjury.
02/19/2016
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
Edin Sakoč, 55, of Burlington, Vermont, stipulated to the court’s order of denaturalization and loss of citizenship based on a civil complaint alleging that he illegally and fraudulently obtained U.S. citizenship by giving false or misleading information to a U.S. official.
05/22/2014
Denver, CO
Human Rights Violators
John Doe, aka Habteab Berhe Temanu, aka Habteab B Temanu, aka "TUFA," aka Kefelegn Alemu, aka Kefelegn Alemu Worku, about 62 years old, a Denver resident from Ethiopia, was sentenced May 23 by Senior U.S. District Court Judge John L. Kane to the lengthy prison term for unlawfully procuring citizenship, making false statements on immigration documents and identity theft.
10/18/2017
Philadelphia, PA
Human Rights Violators
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Mohammed Jabbateh, 51, aka “Jungle Jabbah” a citizen of Liberia, lied about his activities during Liberia’s first civil war when applying for immigration benefits.  Jabbateh was not truthful about his activities as a member of the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO) and later ULIMO-K, rebel groups that battled for control of Liberia. Jabbateh was a battalion commander in ULIMO and ULIMO-K from approximately 1992 through 1995.

07/26/2018
Rochester, NY
Human Rights Violators

U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Isaac T. Kannah, 51, of Philadelphia, PA, who was convicted of misprision of a felony, was sentenced to time served and one year unsupervised release by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer. In addition, the defendant has agreed to revocation of his immigration status and will voluntarily depart the United States immigration proceedings.

01/29/2011
Chicago, IL
Human Rights Violators
Jean-Marie Vianney Mudahinyuka, 50, was removed to Rwanda on a government charter flight. He arrived in Kigali, Rwanda, on Jan. 28, where he is wanted on an international arrest warrant.
08/25/2016
Cleveland, OH
Human Rights Violators

Oliver Dragic, 41, was named in the three-count indictment, charged with one count of possession of a fraudulently obtained green card, attempt to procure naturalization contrary to law and attempt to procure naturalization to which he was not entitled.

04/07/2015
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
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In 2004, Beatrice Munyenyezi, who claimed she was a refugee from Rwanda, was living with her three daughters in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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