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April 17, 2019Philadelphia, PA, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

ICE removes Brazilian man wanted in Brazil on fraud charges

PHILADELPHIA — On April 17, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers removed a fugitive wanted by Brazilian authorities for fraud.

On June 11, 2017, Sergio Vitor Fagundes-De Oliveira, 29, was encountered by the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) as he attempted to enter the United States illegally. USBP issued him a Notice and Order of Expedited Removal, charging him as being removable pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

On Dec. 22, 2017, he received bond at the South Texas Detention Complex and was released from ICE custody.

On Jan. 10, ERO Philadelphia received and confirmed that there was an active arrest warrant for Fagundes-De Oliveira. He is wanted by Brazilian law enforcement authorities for the aforementioned charges. 

On Jan 25, ERO Philadelphia arrested him in Philadelphia,  he was taken into ICE custody, and his bond was cancelled.

On March 14, an immigration judge ordered Fagundes-De Oliveira removed from the United States to Brazil. He waived his right to appeal clearing the way for his repatriation.

He was successfully removed without incident and turned over to Brazilian authorities. 

Updated: 04/18/2019