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April 21, 2021
|Child Exploitation
An undercover investigation of Kent Lowery Booher, 64, of Harriman, Tennessee, a convicted sex offender, revealed that he began communicating on Facebook with an individual he believed to be a 14-year-old girl. Over a period of five days, he used Facebook, text messaging, and telephone calls to attempt to entice the individual to engage in sexual activity. In March 2019, Booher was arrested by local law enforcement while on the way to meet with a minor child.
April 21, 2021
|Enforcement and Removal
Tomas Ruckschlos, 34, was released into the community after serving time in prison for his crimes, without notification to ICE.
April 21, 2021
|Child Exploitation
“HSI agents make it a top priority to work with all of our law enforcement partners to investigate predators involved with the production, distribution and possession of child sexual abuse material,” said Jerry C. Templet, Jr, special agent in charge of HSI Nashville. “Each year, millions of children fall prey to sexual predators, and it is imperative that we do our part to protect vulnerable children from victimization and ensure the perpetrators are punished for their heinous crimes.”
April 20, 2021
|Enforcement and Removal
Pedro Juan Feliz, a citizen of the Dominican Republic with a final order of removal, is wanted by law enforcement authorities in Dominican Republic for armed robbery, homicide, intent to commit homicide, and illegal possession of a firearm.
April 19, 2021
|Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Concepcion Malinek, 50, of Cicero, Illinois, pleaded guilty last year to one count of labor trafficking. For the crime, she was sentenced to 78 months in prison and ordered to pay $112,545 in restitution to the victims.
April 19, 2021
|Narcotics
Felipe Nevarez, age 40, of Alamosa, Colorado, will be sentenced for his crime at a later date.
April 19, 2021
|Enforcement and Removal
Roberto Briseno Herrera, 61, is an illegally present Mexican national who has a conviction for rape, as well as multiple convictions for weapons possession. As a previously convicted aggravated felon he is an ICE enforcement priority.
April 19, 2021
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Daniel Corbett, 32, who held a position of public trust as a former case manager at a nonprofit organization assisting homeless families was sentenced for the possession of child pornography, April 6, as the result of an HSI probe.
April 16, 2021
|Enforcement and Removal
Jonas Guillen-Guillen, 24, is a citizen of El Salvador who was in the United States without authorization and is a clear threat to public safety.
April 16, 2021
|Enforcement and Removal
Cesar Enrique Castro-Martinez was unlawfully present in the United States and considered a public safety enforcement priority for ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
April 16, 2021
|COVID-19
ICE HSI marks the one-year anniversary of the announcement of Operation Stolen Promise, the ongoing operation protecting the United States from COVID-19 related crime.
April 16, 2021
|Human Rights Violators, Enforcement and Removal
Beatrice Munyenyezi was sentenced to ten years in federal prison for procuring her naturalization based on false statements to immigration officers about her role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
April 15, 2021
|Enforcement and Removal
Ismael Sanchez-Alvarado, 28, was removed from the U.S. by way of an ICE Air Operations charter flight and was transferred into the custody of Guatemalan law enforcement authorities. Sanchez-Alvarado was the subject of an Interpol Red Notice and considered a Fugitive Alien Removal (FAR) case.
April 15, 2021
|Enforcement and Removal
On the morning of March 3, 2019, deportation officers from the ICE Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) New York Field Office attempted to arrest Christopher Santos-Felix, 29, at his residence in the Bronx.
April 15, 2021
|Contraband, Narcotics
Jesse Arevalo, aka “Kay,” 30, and Francisco Navarro-Delgado, 32, are each charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, cocaine and heroin, and one count of maintaining drug involved premises. Arevalo is also charged with five counts of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.
April 15, 2021
|Enforcement and Removal
Anibal Garcia-Jerez was arrested April 14, by ICE officers in Cliffside Park, New Jersey. He had previously been removed by ICE officers in 2018, after he was turned over to ICE following the completion of his sentencing. He later illegally reentered the United States, making him an ICE fugitive.
April 15, 2021
|Narcotics, National Security
Flores-Silva was charged in a federal indictment on August 13, 2020, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The indictment charges Flores-Silva with conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, and one kilogram or more of heroin for importation into the United States, as well as carrying, using and possessing a firearm in relation to a drug offense.
April 15, 2021
|Child Exploitation
Roberto Martinez, 28, also was ordered to be placed on supervised release for three years after completing his prison term.
April 15, 2021
|Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
The pieces include stone arrowheads, knife blades and tools that were illegally imported into the United States from Mexico and offered for sale. The pre-Hispanic period refers to the time before the Spanish conquests in the Western Hemisphere.
April 15, 2021
|Enforcement and Removal, National Security
Diego Antonio Ayala-Benitez, 24, is a known or suspected member of the transnational criminal street organization known as Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13). He is wanted in El Salvador on gang participation charges related to extortion, purchasing firearms and for involvement in armed robbery.
April 14, 2021
|Child Exploitation
Richard Neils Dutton, 52, of Idaho Falls, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 200 months in federal prison for sexual exploitation of children, HSI Special Agent in Charge Robert Hammer and Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael M. Gonzalez, Jr. announced today. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Dutton serve the remainder of his life on supervised release, following his prison sentence. Dutton pleaded guilty to the charge on November 4, 2020.
April 14, 2021
|Enforcement and Removal
Gomes Muriel Baez-Salazar, 52, is a citizen of Mexico who was in the United States illegally.
April 14, 2021
|Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Sebastian Tovar, 24, was indicted on multiple counts, which included conspiracy to transport noncitizens resulting in death and conspiracy to transport noncitizens resulting in serious bodily injury.
April 13, 2021
|Child Exploitation
Cornell D.A. Johnson, 24, of Chicago was described by Senior U.S. District Judge Michael M. Mihm as a “ringmaster,” who engaged in an “exercise of power,” to prey on victims of a vulnerable age for his pleasure and satisfaction.
April 13, 2021
|Enforcement and Removal
Rudy Kurniawan, 44, unlawfully present in the United States, was removed to his home country on a commercial flight. ICE deportation officers witnessed his departure from the country on a flight that departed the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. He arrived at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang City, Bann, Indonesia, on Friday.
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Updated: 01/21/2021