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08/22/2017
Norfolk, VA
National Security
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The center will focus on identifying intellectual property rights violations, public health and safety threats, and compliance with import and export laws. It will work with a variety of federal agencies including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Transportation to enforce these laws. The Virginia TECC is the 12th in the country.

12/21/2017
New York, NY
National Security

Giovanni Zannoni, 35, of Gavorrano, Italy, has pleaded guilty to illegally exporting and attempting to export night vision equipment and assault rifle components.  As part of his plea, Zannoni agreed to forfeit $436,673.73, in addition to the dozens of gun parts and night vision and thermal imaging devices recovered by the government in connection with this prosecution.

09/27/2016
Orlando, FL
National Security

According to the plea agreement, Amin Yu, 55, of Orlando, from at least 2002 to February 2014, at the direction of co-conspirators working for Harbin Engineering University (HEU, a People’s Republic of China (PRC)-controlled entity) PRC, obtained systems and components for marine submersible vehicles from companies in the U.S.

04/25/2017
Detroit, MI
National Security

The HSI investigation revealed Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, 69, was convicted in Israel for her role in the 1969 bombings of a supermarket and the British Consulate in Jerusalem, which were carried out on behalf of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a designated terrorist organization.

07/20/2016
Washington, DC
National Security
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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.”

07/20/2016
Washington, DC
National Security
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Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale unveiled a major renovation of ICE Homeland Security Investigations’ Forensic Laboratory.

04/27/2016
Washington, DC
Enforcement and Removal
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Saifullah Anjum Ranjha, 53, pleaded guilty in 2008 to laundering more than $2.2 million – which he believed to be the proceeds of illegal activities conducted by al-Qaida, including drug trafficking and weapons smuggling.

05/22/2019
Fresno, CA
National Security

Ara Dolarian, 58, was arrested on Wednesday, May 15, in Fresno on a criminal complaint charging him with illegally brokering the sale of military-grade arms and munitions, money laundering, and conspiracy, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

12/12/2018
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs

On Dec. 11, James Randall Lee Ross, aka “Silver”, 45, became the latest defendant to be sentenced as a result of the investigation when he was ordered by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, to serve 292 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release.

05/16/2019
San Francisco, CA
National Security
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Ezra Dave Maling, a fugitive Philippine national, was deported Tuesday due to violations of Philippine law pertaining to murder. He is accused of strangling to death his female ‘live in’ partner with a leather belt in March of 2003.

08/19/2019
Denver, CO
National Security

The tanker, cargo and cash are subject to forfeiture based on violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), bank fraud statute, and money laundering statute, as well as separately the terrorism forfeiture statute.

09/26/2016
Santa Ana, CA
National Security

Nader Elhuzayel, 25 of Anaheim, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David O. Carter. The sentencing followed Elhuzayel’s conviction in June at the conclusion of a two-week trial that ended with a federal jury returning guilty verdicts against Elhuzayel and his co-defendant Muhanad Badawi. In addition to the terrorism counts, the jury also found Elhuzayel guilty of committing 26 counts of bank fraud and found Badawi guilty of one count of financial aid fraud.

02/06/2018
Oklahoma City, OK
National Security

Based on a criminal complaint signed in the Western District of Oklahoma and unsealed Tuesday, Naif Abdulaziz M. Alfallaj, 34, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and a current resident of Weatherford, Oklahoma, was taken into custody by the FBI without incident Feb. 5.

04/26/2019
Los Angeles, CA
National Security

Vallmoe Shqaire, 51, of Downey, an admitted member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, pleaded guilty on January 14 to unlawfully procuring U.S. citizenship. As a consequence of his conviction, Shqaire was denaturalized, and he agreed to be removed to Jordan upon the completion of his prison sentence.

06/21/2016
Santa Ana, CA
National Security

Nader Elhuzayel and Muhanad Badawi, both 25, were convicted Tuesday in U.S. District Court following a two-week trial. Elhuzayel was also found guilty of attempting to provide material support, and Badawi was convicted of aiding and abetting the attempt to provide support to ISIL.

05/28/2019
San Francisco, CA
National Security

Murder suspects 44 year-old Douglas Lomas and 35 year-old Stephanie Ching, both of San Francisco, attempted to evade law enforcement last week by traveling to Beijing, China.

09/20/2016
Chicago, IL
National Security

Hasan Edmonds, 24, also pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.  Jonas Edmonds, 31, pleaded guilty to an additional count of making a materially false statement to a law enforcement officer regarding an offense of international terrorism.

10/14/2016
Milwaukee, WI
National Security

Jason Michael Ludke, 35, of Milwaukee, was charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to provide material support or resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a designated foreign terrorist organization commonly referred to as ISIL, ISIS or the Islamic State. Yosvany Padilla-Conde, 30, also of Milwaukee, was charged in the same complaint with aiding and abetting Ludke’s attempt to provide material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization, ISIL.

08/18/2017
Detroit, MI
National Security

Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, 70, lost her United States citizenship, and will be deported from the United States for having obtained her United States citizenship unlawfully, Daniel L. Lemisch, acting United States Attorney announced. 

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