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01/25/2011
Atlanta, GA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Immigration attorney Parmesh N. Dixit, 40, of Alpharetta, Ga.,was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on charges of visa fraud, alien harboring, and conspiracy, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the United States Department of Labor.
05/17/2011
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...
04/23/2012
Brownsville, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
A member of the notorious Gulf Cartel, Juan Carlos De La Cruz Reyna, pleaded guilty to bribing a public official in an attempt to ensure safe passage to Mexico after he was released from federal prison. The investigation was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the assistance of the FBI and the Brownsville Police Dept.
02/07/2013
Jacksonville, FL
Document and Benefit Fraud
During part of the conspiracy, payments totaling $3,000 were made to one of the women.
01/06/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Los Angeles-area tax preparer, who was charged in a multi-faceted financial scheme that included making false claims to enable aliens to obtain religious worker visas, has pleaded guilty to tax and visa fraud charges.
07/01/2014
Philadelphia, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Juan Pedro Guzman-Zavala, aka Alvaro Julio Luna, 28, was convicted by a jury March 13 of being an alien in possession of a firearm. The defendant elected to go to trial on that charge after pleading guilty to aggravated identity theft and making a false statement in a passport application.
03/17/2015
Seattle, WA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Shilan Zhao, 51, of Newcastle, and her ex-husband Jianjun Qiao, 51, are charged in a federal grand jury indictment unsealed Tuesday with conspiracy to commit immigration fraud and international transport of stolen funds, as well as conspiracy to commit money laundering. Additionally, Zhao is charged with one count of immigration fraud.
12/02/2015
Philadelphia, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Saud Saleh, 30, owned and operated Twinz Meat Market, a retail grocery store, now defunct, that was located at 3083 Kensington Ave. in Philadelphia. At his guilty plea hearing, the defendant admitted that he knowingly trafficked in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program.
05/07/2013
Great Falls, MT
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Canadian man was sentenced Monday to time served (176 days) in federal prison following his guilty plea to illegally possessing fraudulent U.S. government identity documents.
11/20/2014
Austin, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud
Andres Tomas Gutierrez, 52, from Jarrell, Texas, was sentenced to 54 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release.
06/04/2012
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.
09/27/2013
Brooklyn, NY
Document and Benefit Fraud
The charges are the result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (DOT-OIG) and the New York State Inspector General.
05/27/2016
Alexandria, VA
Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations

Three individuals – Ijaz Khan, 42, and Vera Lautt, 56, both of Sante Fe, New Mexico, and Ibrar Khan, of Pakistan – face charges for conspiracy to defraud the United States and naturalizing and procuring U.S. citizenship by fraud. Ijaz Khan, along with Fahad Khan, of Pakistan, face additional charges, including smuggling artifacts from Pakistan into the United States and obstructing justice.

10/22/2013
Detroit, MI
Document and Benefit Fraud
Special agents with HSI and the FBI arrested Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, 66, at a Chicago-area residence for unlawfully procuring U.S. citizenship.
04/25/2014
Philadelphia, PA
Document and Benefit Fraud
Reynaldo Estrada, 50, of Brookhaven, pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit identity theft, aggravated identity theft and aiding and abetting the use of a false social security number.
11/15/2011
Newark, NJ
Document and Benefit Fraud
A Kearny, N.J., woman who posed as a government official was sentenced Tuesday to 87 months in prison for orchestrating a scheme to defraud dozens of immigrants out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by pretending she could help them become United States citizens.
09/01/2017
Houston, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud

Representatives from numerous federal and state law enforcement agencies have formed a working group to investigate and prosecute illegal activity related to Hurricane Harvey.

05/31/2019
Cedar Rapids, IA
Document and Benefit Fraud

Cleotilde Puac-Gomez, 46, a citizen of Guatemala who is illegally residing in the U.S. in Clarion, Iowa, was sentenced to two months in federal prison after pleading guilty Feb. 6, 2019, to one count of theft of U.S. government funds.

08/11/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Document and Benefit Fraud
A former supervisor with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and his son were sentenced Thursday on federal corruption charges to 60 months and 48 months in prison, respectively, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations and the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General.
05/21/2018
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.

11/25/2012
Washington, DC
Document and Benefit Fraud

Jose Sergio Garcia-Ramirez, a Mexican national formerly of Rockford, Ill., was sentenced Monday to 54 months in prison for trafficking the identities of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens and corresponding identity documents.

10/20/2016
Dallas, TX
Document and Benefit Fraud

Latonya Carson, 42, of Dallas, was convicted of the following charges: one count of conspiracy to commit theft of public funds, access device fraud and wire fraud; three counts of aggravated identity theft; one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering; four counts of money laundering; and four counts of wire fraud.

07/21/2011
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.
10/01/2018
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.

12/11/2012
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.

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