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September 4, 2020Washington, DC, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

ICE removes French man convicted of organized fraud, wanted in France

WASHINGTON – On Sept. 3, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers removed an unlawfully present French man wanted by French law enforcement authorities for organized fraud. Stany N’Goma Mavambu, 24, was removed to France and handed over to French authorities.

“This individual attempted to flee to the U.S. to avoid justice in his home country, committing additional crimes here,” said Acting Washington Field Office Director Matthew Munroe. “Thanks to the partnership and cooperation of local law enforcement, we were able to bring him into our custody and safely remove him to serve his sentence.”

N’Goma entered the U.S. in 2016 as a visitor under the visa waiver program but failed to depart under the terms of the program. On May 24, 2018, the Court of First Instance of Orleans, France, convicted N’Goma of organized fraud and sentenced him to four years incarceration. On June 22, 2019, the Fairfax County Police Department arrested N’Goma on local charges including four charges of petit larceny. ICE lodged a detainer with the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center in Fairfax, Virginia, and N’Goma was transferred to ICE custody June 28, 2019. He was issued an administrative removal order due to his violation of the terms of the visa waiver program which was upheld by an immigration judge in Arlington, Virginia, Jan. 30, 2020.

ICE has removed hundreds of thousands of criminal aliens, some of whom fall under the category of high-profile removals, since the agency was established in March 2003.

High-profile removals include those who are wanted for a crime in another country, such as murder, rape, sexual abuse of a minor, drug offenses, alien smuggling, fraud or theft. Others include persons who are national security risks, such as suspected terrorists, those involved in counter-proliferation crimes or those on the terrorist watch list and/or the no-fly list, along with human rights or war crimes violators.

ICE removed or returned 267,000 aliens in fiscal year 2019. In FY 2019, 86 percent of ERO’s administrative arrests consisted of aliens with criminal convictions or pending criminal charges.

ICE is focused on removing public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, as well as individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws, including those who illegally re-entered the country after being removed and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judges.

Members of the public who have information about foreign fugitives are urged to contact ICE by calling the ICE Tip Line at 1 (866) 347-2423 or internationally at 001-1802-872-6199. They can also file a tip online by completing ICE’s online tip form.