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07/14/2015
New York, NY
Professional Responsibility
Naga Srinivasa Rao Pilla, 38, faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison for bribery of a public official. Pilla was also charged with procurement of citizenship or naturalization unlawfully.
02/18/2016
Tucson, AZ
Narcotics
Johnny Acosta, 38, of Douglas, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson to felony charges of conspiracy to import more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana and accepting bribes as a public official.
02/26/2016
Santa Ana, CA
Professional Responsibility
Jesus Figueroa, 69, of Tujunga, was found guilty Thursday of one count of conspiracy to commit bribery and to impede the lawful function of government immigration agencies.
08/04/2016
Dallas, TX
Professional Responsibility

Dwight Horton, 51, a resident of Grand Prairie, Texas, appeared in federal court Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Renée Harris Toliver and pleaded guilty to a felony Information charging one count of theft of government property. 

12/20/2011
Washington, DC
Professional Responsibility
William J. Korn, 53, a former intelligence research specialist with by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), pleaded guilty on Dec. 20 to taking part in a fraud scheme involving more than $50,000 in government money. The scheme involved the improper use of Temporary Duty (TDY) money.
03/21/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Professional Responsibility
A senior attorney with U.S. ICE was sentenced to 212 months in federal prison following a multi-agency investigation that revealed he took nearly $500,000 in bribes from immigrants who were promised immigration benefits that would allow them to remain in the United States.
06/28/2018
Seattle, WA
Professional Responsibility

The investigation into Raphael Sanchez’s scheme began with ICE’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). The office received information that Sanchez was operating a financial account for outside consulting services in a suspicious manner, and its internal investigation led to criminal charges being filed against Sanchez.

06/07/2012
Washington, DC
Professional Responsibility
Lateisha M. Rollerson, a former assistant to former ICE acting intelligence chief James M. Woosley, was sentenced Thursday to ten months in prison for taking part in a fraud scheme involving more than $500,000 in government money. The case was investigated by the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility, the Office of Inspector General...
06/07/2019
Los Angeles, CA
Professional Responsibility

Shant Ohanian, 36, of Pasadena, entered his plea on Thursday before U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt, who scheduled a September 12 sentencing hearing. Ohanian faces a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

07/25/2013
Atlanta, GA
Professional Responsibility
Beginning in September 2010, and continuing until at least July 2012, Ibrahim Barrie, 32, of Atlanta, paid bribes to a special agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in exchange for immigration benefits, as well as other benefits. The DHS special agent was working in an undercover capacity.
09/25/2014
New York, NY
Professional Responsibility
Carl Osborne, 38, in the guise of a federal officer, represented himself to be an ICE officer. According to court documents, between August 2012 and May 2013, on five separate occasions, Osborne, complete with a fake uniform, credentials, phony gun, and driving a vehicle equipped with lights and sirens, pulled over several vehicles in the Bronx and Westchester County.
05/13/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Professional Responsibility

The investigation by HSI OPR and the FBI into corruption involving government officials and immigration consultants has resulted in charges against 11 defendants. Seven of those defendants – including George Wu and Michael Bui – have now been convicted, including: Attorney Kwang Man “John” Lee; James Dominguez; and Paul Lovingood.

04/26/2017
New York, NY
Professional Responsibility

Thiodore Igorovich Galista was arrested Tuesday morning by OPR special agents without incident in New York.  According to the complaint, he was removed by federal authorities on three prior occasions, most recently in 2011, following a federal conviction for re-entry.

08/24/2011
Washington, DC
Professional Responsibility
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05/01/2012
Washington, DC
Professional Responsibility
James M. Woosley, the former acting director of intelligence for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), pleaded guilty to defrauding the government of more than $180,000 in a scheme involving fraudulent travel vouchers, and time and attendance claims.
03/09/2019
Tucson, AZ
Professional Responsibility

On March 6, 2019, Gregg A. Johnson, 42, of Tucson, was found guilty by a federal jury of three counts of submitting false statements to a government agency.

08/10/2012
San Diego, CA
Professional Responsibility
Two former San Diego-area U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents face up to 50 years in prison following their conviction Friday for operating a lucrative human smuggling ring that brought hundreds of Mexicans and Brazilians illegally into the United States using official agency vehicles.
07/29/2014
Concord, NH
Professional Responsibility
Joseph Cespedes, 37, a Manchester police officer at the time of the HSI investigation, was associating with an individual in Lawrence, Massachusetts, who was the target of a separate drug-related investigation. Federal investigators discovered that the targeted drug dealer enlisted Cespedes to run criminal records checks on certain stolen identities to determine whether they were clear of outstanding arrest warrants.
03/01/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Professional Responsibility
Sam Herbert Allen Jr., 54, of San Juan Capistrano, was sentenced late Monday. Allen pleaded guilty in February 2015 to conspiring to defraud the United States by deceitful and dishonest means. The charges stem from a probe by ICE OPR, ICE HSI and CBP OPR.
03/10/2017
Newark, NJ
Professional Responsibility

Arnaldo Echevarria, 39, a former ICE deportation officer, was convicted following a one-week trial before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in Newark federal court. The jury deliberated for one day before returning the guilty verdict.

12/09/2011
Raleigh, NC
Professional Responsibility
Tommie Rand Pierce pleaded guilty Monday to impersonating a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Pierce is accused of impersonating an ICE officer in order to extract payments from immigration applicants seeking permission to remain in the United States.
02/07/2012
Tucson, AZ
Professional Responsibility
Jovana Samaniego Deas, a special agent assigned to ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) office in Nogales, Ariz., has pleaded guilty to all 21 counts of a federal indictment charging her with obstruction and other corruption violations.
08/15/2018
Los Angeles, CA
Professional Responsibility

John Jacobs Olivas, 43, of Riverside, was arrested this morning without incident by special agents from the FBI and ICE’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).

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