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July 24, 2020
|Child Exploitation

According to the indictment, between October 2015 and March 2019, Richard Earl Jenkins, Jr., 43, Jacksonville, produced child pornography. If convicted, Jenkins faces a minimum mandatory term of 15 years, and up to 30 years, in federal prison for each count.

July 23, 2020
|Enforcement and Removal, Child Exploitation

David Alava-Valdivia, 66, is a citizen of Peru and illegally present in the United States. He was arrested near his home Aug. 29, 2019 in Evanston, Wyoming.

July 23, 2020
|Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Rene Camacho, a 47-year-old U.S. citizen residing in Houston, was sentenced July 23 in the Southern District of Texas to three years in federal prison to be immediately followed by two years of supervised release for conspiracy to transport and harbor illegal aliens.

July 23, 2020
|Enforcement and Removal

Darcy Gearoid McMenamin, an Irish national and member of the Irish Republican Army organization, was removed after an immigration judge in Boston denied his request to remain in the U.S. June 3. McMenamin has a history of terrorism-related crime in Ireland, to include a conviction for participation in the bombing of a Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) police station near Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, in 1993, for which he received a sentence of eight years in prison in Northern Ireland.

July 22, 2020
|Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

CWD, LLC, which operates under the name Centric Parts, a Delaware corporation headquartered in Carson, and its affiliates have agreed to pay $8 million to the United States to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act and the Tariff Act of 1930 by knowingly underpaying customs duties owed to the United States on imported brake pads.

July 22, 2020
|Human Smuggling/Trafficking
United States Attorney for Western District of Pennsylvania, HSI Pittsburgh, and FBI Pittsburgh announced Wednesday the creation of a new anti-human trafficking coalition, Operation T.E.N. (Trafficking Ends Now), comprised of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies as well as non-governmental organizations.
July 22, 2020
|Financial Crimes
Kais Mohammad, 36, a.k.a. "Superman29," of Yorba Linda, was charged in a three-count criminal information filed today in U.S. District Court. In a plea agreement also filed today, Mohammad agreed to plead guilty to one count of operating an unlicensed money transmitting business, one count of money laundering, and one count of failure to maintain an effective anti-money laundering program.
July 21, 2020
|Financial Crimes

Samuel Aniukwu, 46, a Nigerian national residing in Romeoville, Illinois; Anthony Emeka Ibekie, 55, a Nigerian national residing in Oswego, Illinois; and, Jennifer Gosha, 48, a U.S. citizen residing in Oak Park, Illinois were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

July 21, 2020
|Financial Crimes

Maikel Jose Moreno Perez, 54, current Chief Justice of the Venezuelan Supreme Court, was charged via a criminal complaint in the Southern District of Florida with conspiracy to commit money laundering and money laundering in connection with the alleged corrupt receipt or intended receipt of tens of millions of dollars and bribes to illegally fix dozens of civil and criminal cases in Venezuela.

July 21, 2020
|Enforcement and Removal

According to court documents, after having pleading guilty to the above offense, Conrad Paul Golding, 49, of Orlando, was placed on house arrest and given a bond that was co-signed by family members.

July 21, 2020
|287g Immigration and Nationality Act, Enforcement and Removal

The reports, which ICE began publishing in October, detail examples of enforcement actions made as a direct result of the cooperation agreements between state and local law enforcement partners and the federal agency.

July 21, 2020
|Enforcement and Removal, Narcotics

Pedro Morales-Carrillo, 32, a native and citizen of Mexico, known by law enforcement to use at least four aliases, pleaded guilty in March to one count of being a deported alien found in the United States.

July 20, 2020
|Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud, Contraband

Ukrainian nationals Maksym Nienadov, 36, and Volodymyr Nikolaienko, 33, pleaded guilty July 17 in the Southern District of Texas to conspiracy, trafficking in counterfeit drugs and smuggling goods into the United States. Nienadov also admitted to introducing misbranded medicine into the U.S.

July 20, 2020
|Child Exploitation

The 16-count indictment, returned July 8 and unsealed today, named Jacob Kolonis, 27, of Duncansville, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.

July 18, 2020
|Worksite Enforcement, COVID-19

Employers are required to monitor the DHS and ICE websites for additional updates regarding when the extensions will be terminated, and normal operations will resume.

July 17, 2020
|COVID-19, Operational

HSI launched a special operation – called Operation Stolen Promise – in April 2020 to protect U.S. consumers from the increasing and evolving threat posed by the pandemic.

July 17, 2020
|Enforcement and Removal
As of January 2020, Los Angeles ERO has lodged more than 20,600 detainers. Law enforcement agencies honoring these detainers play a critical role in ensuring criminals are not released back into communities to potentially reoffend.
July 16, 2020
|Enforcement and Removal

Unlawfully present Guatemalan national, Julio Andres Gonzalez-Palacios, 23, was arrested for assault and burglary July 9 by the Denver Police Department.

July 16, 2020
|Detainee Death Notifications

Consistent with the agency’s protocols, the appropriate agencies have been notified about the death, including the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), and the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).

July 16, 2020
|Enforcement and Removal

Guatemalan national Fredy Alvarado-Calderon, 39, entered the United States at an unknown location without admission or parole by an immigration officer.

July 16, 2020
|Enforcement and Removal

Ladislav Mikula, 60, was apprehended by Fugitive Alien Removal (FAR) officers pursuant to a targeted enforcement action in Compton, California.

July 15, 2020
|Child Exploitation

David Paul Robinson, 31, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, was arrested and charged with numerous offenses including the rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, manufacturing and dissemination of child abuse material, and other related charges. 

July 15, 2020
|Transnational Gangs

During the operation, HSI seized five pounds of methamphetamine, $28,000 in cash, 14 firearms (9 long arms and five handguns), and six suppressors.

July 15, 2020
|Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

As alleged in the superseding indictment, from at least in or about the late 1990s, up to and including the date of the superseding indictment, Michael J. Miske, Jr., aka “Bro,” John B. Stancil, Kaulana Freitas, aka “Shorty,” Lance L. Bermudez, aka “Hammah,” Dea Han Moon, aka “Dayday,” Preston M. Kimoto, Harry K. Kauhi, aka “Harry Boy,” Norman L. Akau III, Hunter J. Wilson, and Jarrin K. Young, the defendants, and others known and unknown, conspired to conduct and participate in the conduct of the affairs of a racketeering enterprise, the “Miske Enterprise,” through a pattern of racketeering activity.

July 13, 2020
|Detainee Death Notifications

Onoval Perez-Montufa, 51, was pronounced dead at 4:27 p.m. local time by hospital medical staff at the Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade, Florida, where he had been receiving inpatient treatment since July 1 after reporting shortness of breath that same day to facility staff at the Glades County Detention Center.

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Updated: 05/25/2021