ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii https://www.ice.gov/ en Copyright 2020 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 18:45:42 -0400 Tue, 10/05/2021 - 14:58 Hawaii man sentenced to 18 years in federal prison for methamphetamine trafficking following HSI investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hawaii-man-sentenced-18-years-federal-prison-methamphetamine-trafficking-following Following a probe by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Hawaii County Police Department, Samuel K. Kapoi, 35, pleaded guilty on May 25 to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hawaii-man-sentenced-18-years-federal-prison-methamphetamine-trafficking-following Tue, 10/05/2021 - 14:58 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii ICE HSI agents make arrests linked to CNMI visa fraud scheme https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-agents-make-arrests-linked-cnmi-visa-fraud-scheme Alejandro Nario, 65, and Mylene Casupanan, 42, both citizens of the Republic of the Philippines, were taken into custody, without incident, for possible involvement in a visa fraud scheme. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-agents-make-arrests-linked-cnmi-visa-fraud-scheme Mon, 07/12/2021 - 17:03 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii Big Island man arrested on methamphetamine and firearm charges following HSI investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/big-island-man-arrested-methamphetamine-and-firearm-charges-following-hsi Jonathan Tai, 36, of Kurtistown was arrested at his home Friday, following the execution of a search warrant at that location. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/big-island-man-arrested-methamphetamine-and-firearm-charges-following-hsi Wed, 05/19/2021 - 10:19 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii HSI Honolulu, Big Island, police join forces in child enticement operation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-honolulu-big-island-police-join-forces-child-enticement-operation HSI worked in cooperation with Hawaiʻi County Police to bust five men who intended to have sex with children, over the weekend. Nolan Okalani Tallett (46), Sonny Eugenio Puerto (29), Kanani Ikaika Perreir Yurong (31), Joseph Michael Powell (37), and Marshall Kawailani Baji (32) have been charged with electronic enticement of a child in the 1st degree. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-honolulu-big-island-police-join-forces-child-enticement-operation Tue, 05/11/2021 - 16:07 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii HSI Honolulu assists military law enforcement agencies in undercover operation targeting child predators https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-honolulu-assists-military-law-enforcement-agencies-undercover-operation-targeting “Operation Keiki Shield,” was conducted as part of the Hawaiʻi Department of the Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and included personnel from HSI Honolulu, NCIS, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, the Army Criminal Investigation Command, the Marine Corps Criminal Investigation Division, and the Coast Guard Investigative Service. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-honolulu-assists-military-law-enforcement-agencies-undercover-operation-targeting Fri, 04/23/2021 - 14:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii Honolulu HSI agents arrest former JROTC instructor for child exploitation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/honolulu-hsi-agents-arrest-former-jrotc-instructor-child-exploitation Agents from the Honolulu Office of HSI arrested 65-year-old Victor Aguilar, of Kauai, Thursday morning. He faces two counts of sexual exploitation of a child for the purpose of producing child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/honolulu-hsi-agents-arrest-former-jrotc-instructor-child-exploitation Thu, 03/25/2021 - 10:50 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii HSI Honolulu assists state and local police in undercover operation targeting child predators https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-honolulu-assists-state-and-local-police-undercover-operation-targeting-child Operation Keiki Shield 7 was led by Maui Police Department and was part of a joint effort by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), including resources from HSI Honolulu, the State of Hawaiʻi Department of the Attorney General, the United States Secret Service and the FBI. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-honolulu-assists-state-and-local-police-undercover-operation-targeting-child Tue, 03/16/2021 - 10:08 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii 11 defendants charged in Hawaii federal court with racketeering and other offenses https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/11-defendants-charged-hawaii-federal-court-racketeering-and-other-offenses 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. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/11-defendants-charged-hawaii-federal-court-racketeering-and-other-offenses Wed, 07/15/2020 - 08:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii Former little league softball coach charged with producing and possessing child pornography in Hawaiʻi https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-little-league-softball-coach-charged-producing-and-possessing-child Rian Harold Ishikawa, 42, of Kailua, was charged with one count of producing child pornography and two counts of possessing child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-little-league-softball-coach-charged-producing-and-possessing-child Mon, 06/29/2020 - 16:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii 15 individuals criminally charged as HSI probes illegal gambling in Honolulu https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/15-individuals-criminally-charged-hsi-probes-illegal-gambling-honolulu Fifteen individuals were charged in U.S. District Court today with illegal gambling, money laundering and other financial violations related to an ongoing investigation of a criminal organization operating multiple illegal game rooms and casinos on the island of Oahu. 15 individuals criminally charged as HSI probes illegal gambling in Honolulu , 15 individuals criminally charged as HSI probes illegal gambling in Honolulu , 15 individuals criminally charged as HSI probes illegal gambling in Honolulu https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/15-individuals-criminally-charged-hsi-probes-illegal-gambling-honolulu Tue, 09/17/2019 - 13:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii Maui man surrenders on charges of traveling to Thailand to have sex with teen he claimed was his daughter https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/maui-man-surrenders-charges-traveling-thailand-have-sex-teen-he-claimed-was-his George Alexis Theros, 76, was arrested yesterday by special agents with ICE's HSI Honolulu and officers with the Maui Police Department. The ongoing investigation is being conducted by HSI in Honolulu and Panama, U.S. Dept. of State’s DSS Overseas Criminal Investigations and local law enforcement in Panama and Thailand. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/maui-man-surrenders-charges-traveling-thailand-have-sex-teen-he-claimed-was-his Wed, 07/31/2019 - 15:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii Kailua-Kona man sentenced to more than 24 years in prison for production of child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kailua-kona-man-sentenced-more-24-years-prison-production-child-pornography Michael Phillip Patrakis, 46, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, was sentenced Thursday to 292 months in prison for producing child pornography of two minor females. The case is the result of a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Hawaii Police Department. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kailua-kona-man-sentenced-more-24-years-prison-production-child-pornography Fri, 10/26/2018 - 17:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii Kauai man sentenced to 30 months in prison for illegally reentering the US after deportation and firearms offense https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kauai-man-sentenced-30-months-prison-illegally-reentering-us-after-deportation-and Navor Salas-Cruz, 45, a Mexican national residing on Kauai, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge J. Michael Seabright today to 30 months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the United States after being deported, and for being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kauai-man-sentenced-30-months-prison-illegally-reentering-us-after-deportation-and Mon, 08/20/2018 - 08:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii Former military police officer sentenced to 15 years in prison for production of child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-military-police-officer-sentenced-15-years-prison-production-child-pornography As part of his sentence, Christopher Ernest Fox, 21, was ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution to the victim and her family, serve 10 years of supervised release and register as a sex offender.  https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-military-police-officer-sentenced-15-years-prison-production-child-pornography Mon, 07/30/2018 - 10:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii Hawaii woman indicted on federal bank fraud and tax violations https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hawaii-woman-indicted-federal-bank-fraud-and-tax-violations Johanne P. Jarlego, 44, of Kapolei, was indicted by a federal grand jury June 21 following a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hawaii-woman-indicted-federal-bank-fraud-and-tax-violations Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii Hawaii man sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hawaii-man-sentenced-10-years-prison-possessing-and-distributing-child-pornography Donovan Soto, 54, of Ewa Beach, was previously convicted of possessing and distributing child pornography. The material recovered during the investigation included more than 94 movie files, 58 of which depicted children under the age of 12. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hawaii-man-sentenced-10-years-prison-possessing-and-distributing-child-pornography Wed, 06/21/2017 - 09:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii Honolulu massage parlor owner convicted of bribing HSI special agent https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/honolulu-massage-parlor-owner-convicted-bribing-hsi-special-agent Biyu Situ, 48, owned and operated the Blue Angel massage parlor, which served as a front for prostitution activity. According to evidence introduced in court, Situ offered an HSI special agent $5,000 to protect the facility - including giving advance notice about any enforcement actions by authorities. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/honolulu-massage-parlor-owner-convicted-bribing-hsi-special-agent Tue, 04/04/2017 - 09:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii 2 New York residents plead guilty to illegally dispensing and administering cosmetic prescription drugs and importing misbranded drugs https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/2-new-york-residents-plead-guilty-illegally-dispensing-and-administering-cosmetic Bu Young Kim, 40, and Chan Hui Cho, 40, both of Brooklyn, New York, appeared in court Jan. 25 to answer to the charges, which stem from a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Food and Drug Administration. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/2-new-york-residents-plead-guilty-illegally-dispensing-and-administering-cosmetic Thu, 02/02/2017 - 15:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii 37 indicated in ICE-led probe targeting ring linked to methamphetamine trafficking in Honolulu https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/37-indicated-ice-led-probe-targeting-ring-linked-methamphetamine-trafficking-honolulu If convicted of the most serious charges in the indictment, the defendants face a maximum sentence of life in prison, with a mandatory minimum prison terms of 10 years. Other charges carry maximum terms of 40 years in prison. While the least serious drug offenses have maximum prison terms of 20 years.  https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/37-indicated-ice-led-probe-targeting-ring-linked-methamphetamine-trafficking-honolulu Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii Honolulu Police Department receives $1.3 million in forfeited funds seized in multiagency internet gambling probe https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/honolulu-police-department-receives-13-million-forfeited-funds-seized-multiagency “But those efforts are even more gratifying when we’re able to take money originally generated by illicit activities and harness it to combat crime. The Honolulu Police Department is a vital partner for HSI, and all of the federal law enforcement agencies in this community, and we’re delighted to be able assist the Department with its public safety mission.” Hawaii U.S. Attorney Florence T. Nakakuni (front left) delivers check to Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha joined by Honolulu SAC Joanna Ip (back row, second from left) and other federal agency representatives. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/honolulu-police-department-receives-13-million-forfeited-funds-seized-multiagency Wed, 10/26/2016 - 18:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii Operator of Chinatown game room sentenced to more than 3 years in federal prison https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/operator-chinatown-game-room-sentenced-more-3-years-federal-prison Delvin Phuong Pham, aka Kevin Pham, 49, appeared in federal court before Senior U.S. District Court Judge Susan Oki Mollway. In addition to the prison term, Judge Mollway ordered the defendant to forfeit more than $96,000 in personal property and 14 illegal gambling machines. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/operator-chinatown-game-room-sentenced-more-3-years-federal-prison Thu, 07/21/2016 - 07:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii Honolulu man convicted of drug trafficking receives life sentence https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/honolulu-man-convicted-drug-trafficking-receives-life-sentence Gilbert Lee Medina, 52, was sentenced by Senior District Judge Helen Gillmor. Medina was convicted by a jury last year of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Medina’s two prior drug felony convictions in California made imposition of the life sentence mandatory. There is no parole under current federal criminal law. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/honolulu-man-convicted-drug-trafficking-receives-life-sentence Fri, 04/01/2016 - 12:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii Methamphetamine trafficker sentenced to 14 years in prison https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/methamphetamine-trafficker-sentenced-14-years-prison Malia Arciero, 34, appeared Tuesday before Chief U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Molloway. In January, a federal grand jury convicted Arciero of four counts of intentionally distributing 50 or more grams of methamphetamine. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/methamphetamine-trafficker-sentenced-14-years-prison Tue, 09/22/2015 - 08:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii Hawaii man sentenced to 17 ½ years for methamphetamine trafficking https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hawaii-man-sentenced-17-12-years-methamphetamine-trafficking Ruben Settle, 38, pleaded guilty March 12 to possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, following a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Maui Police Department. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hawaii-man-sentenced-17-12-years-methamphetamine-trafficking Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii Georgia man sentenced to more than 21 years for sexually exploiting minors in Thailand https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/georgia-man-sentenced-more-21-years-sexually-exploiting-minors-thailand Ronny Lee Waldrip, 64, of Douglasville, Georgia, pleaded guilty Nov. 7, 2014, to one count of sexually exploiting a minor outside the United States for the purpose of producing visual depictions of such conduct. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/georgia-man-sentenced-more-21-years-sexually-exploiting-minors-thailand Thu, 06/18/2015 - 16:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Hawaii