ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut https://www.ice.gov/ en Copyright 2020 Wed, 24 Nov 2021 17:34:59 -0500 HSI Boston case leads to federal indictment on fraud, identity theft charges in Connecticut https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-boston-case-leads-federal-indictment-fraud-identity-theft-charges-connecticut The individual, Arash Vakhshouri, 40, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was charged by the grand jury with submitting false documents to a government agency and aggravated identity theft and will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney for Connecticut. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-boston-case-leads-federal-indictment-fraud-identity-theft-charges-connecticut Wed, 07/10/2019 - 13:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut Pakistani nationals plead guilty to money laundering in ICE export probe https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/pakistani-nationals-plead-guilty-money-laundering-ice-export-probe Muhammad Ismail, 67, of Meriden, Connecticut and Kamran Khan, 38, of Hamden, Connecticut, Pakistan nationals with lawful permanent U.S. residence status, pleaded guilty Monday in Bridgeport, Connecticut federal court to money laundering in connection with funds they received for the unlawful export of goods to Pakistan; a third defendant, Imran Khan, 43, of North Haven. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/pakistani-nationals-plead-guilty-money-laundering-ice-export-probe Mon, 03/05/2018 - 10:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut Illinois man admits traveling to Connecticut to engage in sex with a minor https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illinois-man-admits-traveling-connecticut-engage-sex-minor Arturo Castro, 52, of Wilmette, Illinois, pleaded to one count of use of an interstate facility to persuade a minor to engage in unlawful sexual activity. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illinois-man-admits-traveling-connecticut-engage-sex-minor Mon, 06/05/2017 - 16:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut ICE investigation shuts down multi-state heroin trafficking ring https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-investigation-shuts-down-multi-state-heroin-trafficking-ring The complaint charges the following individuals with possession with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, one kilogram or more of heroin: Onel Arana-Gervacio; Modesto Barett-Medina; Erison Peralta; Luz Cruz; Carol Amparo. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-investigation-shuts-down-multi-state-heroin-trafficking-ring Mon, 01/23/2017 - 16:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut Connecticut man indicted for sex trafficking minors https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/connecticut-man-indicted-sex-trafficking-minors Jason Prawl, aka “Boots,” 28, of Bridgeport, Connecticut made a first appearance Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez in Hartford and entered a plea of not guilty to the charges. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/connecticut-man-indicted-sex-trafficking-minors Thu, 10/27/2016 - 13:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut California ringleader sentenced in Connecticut to 112 months for mortgage fraud scheme https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/california-ringleader-sentenced-connecticut-112-months-mortgage-fraud-scheme Aria Maleki, 33, of Santa Ana, California, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 112 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/california-ringleader-sentenced-connecticut-112-months-mortgage-fraud-scheme Mon, 07/18/2016 - 08:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut Connecticut announces new multi-agency task to combat human trafficking https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/connecticut-announces-new-multi-agency-task-combat-human-trafficking Committed to a victim-centric model, the task force will partner with social service agencies and organizations, including the Connecticut Department of Children and Families and the International Institute of Connecticut, which help to identify and report suspected trafficking and then provide needed support for trafficking victims. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/connecticut-announces-new-multi-agency-task-combat-human-trafficking Wed, 11/04/2015 - 17:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut Connecticut man sentenced to 97 months for trying to send military tech to Iran https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/connecticut-man-sentenced-97-months-trying-send-military-tech-iran Mozaffar Khazaee, 61, of Manchester, Connecticut, was sentenced to 97 months in federal prison following conviction on one count of unlawful export and attempted export of defense articles from the U.S. in violation of the Arms Export Control Act. Khazaee previously pleaded guilty to the charge on February 25, 2015. He was also ordered to pay a $50,000 fine. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/connecticut-man-sentenced-97-months-trying-send-military-tech-iran Fri, 10/23/2015 - 15:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut Massachusetts man sentenced to 37 months for dealing counterfeit military goods https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/massachusetts-man-sentenced-37-months-dealing-counterfeit-military-goods Peter Picone, 42, of Methuen, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty on June 3, 2014, to conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit military goods. In addition to his prison term, Picone must pay $352,076 in restitution to the 31 companies whose circuitry he counterfeited, and to forfeit $70,050 and 12,960 counterfeit integrated circuits. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/massachusetts-man-sentenced-37-months-dealing-counterfeit-military-goods Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut Connecticut man sentenced to 10 years in child enticement sting https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/connecticut-man-sentenced-10-years-child-enticement-sting-0 Miguel Torres, 45, of Waterbury, Connecticut, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport for enticing a minor. According to court documents and statements made in court, Torres met a minor female at the church they both attended. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/connecticut-man-sentenced-10-years-child-enticement-sting-0 Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut Connecticut man sentenced to 12 years for child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/connecticut-man-sentenced-12-years-child-pornography Ryan Harding, 29, of Woodstock, was sentenced April. 17, by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 144 months of imprisonment, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for receiving and possessing child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/connecticut-man-sentenced-12-years-child-pornography Fri, 04/17/2015 - 08:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut Former Farmington private school teacher sentenced to 5 years in federal prison for child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-farmington-private-school-teacher-sentenced-5-years-federal-prison-child Joseph Rajkumar, 44, formerly of Farmington, pleaded guilty Nov. 18, 2013 in Hartford federal court to one count of attempted receipt of child pornography. The charge stems from Rajkumar‘s sexual relationship with a student while he was a teacher at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-farmington-private-school-teacher-sentenced-5-years-federal-prison-child Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut ICE seeks public's help to identify 'John Doe' conspirator in one of the largest-ever child pornography investigations https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-seeks-publics-help-identify-john-doe-conspirator-one-largest-ever-child HSI special agents investigating this case believe "John Doe," whose real first name may be Shaun, is an adult male between 40 and 50 years old. They do not have a photo of the suspect. Based on investigative clues, HSI special agents believe this person may be living within a 100-mile radius of the New Haven, Connecticut, area. ICE Needs Your Help https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-seeks-publics-help-identify-john-doe-conspirator-one-largest-ever-child Sun, 06/08/2014 - 20:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut Connecticut man sentenced to 17 years on child pornography charges https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/connecticut-man-sentenced-17-years-child-pornography-charges Forensic analysis of his seized phone determined Heath Trahan had used it to take photographs of two minor children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Examination of his computers also revealed approximately 500 images and 60 videos of child pornography, which he had in his possession but did not produce. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/connecticut-man-sentenced-17-years-child-pornography-charges Wed, 06/12/2013 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut Former Connecticut teacher sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison for child sexual exploitation offenses https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-connecticut-teacher-sentenced-more-10-years-federal-prison-child-sexual Richard D. Hendricks, a former Connecticut middle school teacher, was sentenced today to 121 months in federal prison for child sexual exploitation offenses. Hendricks paid for and viewed live webcasts showing the sexual abuse of children overseas, and voyeuristically photographed and videotaped female students in his classroom. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-connecticut-teacher-sentenced-more-10-years-federal-prison-child-sexual Mon, 01/28/2013 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut ICE fines Connecticut companies hiring unlawful employees https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-fines-connecticut-companies-hiring-unlawful-employees Following an investigation and audit of Form I-9 documents by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), 12 Connecticut employers were fined a total of $132,584.25 in fiscal year (FY) 2012 for various employment violations. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-fines-connecticut-companies-hiring-unlawful-employees Thu, 11/15/2012 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut Connecticut man sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison for trading child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/connecticut-man-sentenced-more-15-years-federal-prison-trading-child-pornography Thomas E. Stickle, 41, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Warren W. Eginton. According to court documents and statements made in court, from December 2009 to May 2010, Stickle traded images of child pornography with other individuals by email. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/connecticut-man-sentenced-more-15-years-federal-prison-trading-child-pornography Wed, 09/05/2012 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut Former Peace Corps volunteer admits sexually abusing children in South Africa https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-peace-corps-volunteer-admits-sexually-abusing-children-south-africa Jesse Osmun, 32, of Milford, Conn., has admitted that he sexually abused four minor girls, all under the age of 6, while he was a volunteer with the Peace Corps in South Africa. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-peace-corps-volunteer-admits-sexually-abusing-children-south-africa Wed, 06/27/2012 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut Connecticut man pleads guilty to federal child pornography distribution charge https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/connecticut-man-pleads-guilty-federal-child-pornography-distribution-charge Dale Pearce, 53, of Cheshire, Conn., distributed child pornography by email March 8, 2009. Additionally, he distributed child pornography during an online chat Aug. 7, 2009. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/connecticut-man-pleads-guilty-federal-child-pornography-distribution-charge Thu, 03/22/2012 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut Wanted Brazilian national deported from the US https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/wanted-brazilian-national-deported-us Isaias Goncalves Dos Santos, a Brazilian national residing in Bridgeport, CT who was wanted in his home country for his involvement in a double homicide including a mayor of a Brazilian city, was turned over to Brazilian law enforcement authorities this morning in Rio De Janeiro. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/wanted-brazilian-national-deported-us Thu, 03/22/2012 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut Connecticut man admits accessing images of child pornography while on federal supervised release https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/connecticut-man-admits-accessing-images-child-pornography-while-federal-supervised Mark Porter of Bethany, Conn. waived his right to indictment and has pleaded guilty to one count of accessing child pornography. The guilty plea is the result of an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Probation Office for the District of Connecticut. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/connecticut-man-admits-accessing-images-child-pornography-while-federal-supervised Mon, 01/09/2012 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut Connecticut man admits role in sex trafficking of minors https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/connecticut-man-admits-role-sex-trafficking-minors Giovanni Vazquez, also known as "Screech," 24, of Norwalk, Conn., pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons in Bridgeport, Conn. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/connecticut-man-admits-role-sex-trafficking-minors Fri, 09/30/2011 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut Connecticut man pleads guilty in 2005 triple murder https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/connecticut-man-pleads-guilty-2005-triple-murder Azikiwe Aquart, also known as "Z" and "Ziggy," pleaded guilty Friday to three counts of murder in aid of racketeering for his role in the 2005 murders of three Bridgeport residents. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/connecticut-man-pleads-guilty-2005-triple-murder Mon, 08/29/2011 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut Connecticut man admits possession of child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/connecticut-man-admits-possession-child-pornography James Leonard Key, 39, of Mansfield, Conn., appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons in Bridgeport where he admitted guilt in a case that began two years ago when Key caught the attention of investigators in the U.S. and abroad. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/connecticut-man-admits-possession-child-pornography Thu, 08/25/2011 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut Peace Corps volunteer charged with sexually abusing children in South Africa https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/peace-corps-volunteer-charged-sexually-abusing-children-south-africa Jesse Osmun of Milford, Conn., was arrested Thursday by special agents with U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) after being named in a criminal complaint alleging he traveled from the United States to South Africa to engage in illicit sexual conduct with multiple children under the age of six. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/peace-corps-volunteer-charged-sexually-abusing-children-south-africa Fri, 08/05/2011 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Connecticut