ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa https://www.ice.gov/ ICE Headline News Feed by State en Copyright 2020 Fri, 07 May 2021 18:36:12 -0400 Minnesota sex offender sentenced to 27 years for child exploitation crimes https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/minnesota-sex-offender-sentenced-27-years-child-exploitation-crimes Terrance Nordwall, 51, of Faribault, Minnesota, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge C.J. Williams to 324 months in federal prison after a jury found him guilty Oct. 31 of attempted sex trafficking of children, attempted enticement of minors, and travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/minnesota-sex-offender-sentenced-27-years-child-exploitation-crimes Thu, 05/21/2020 - 13:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa Iowa man sentenced to 9 years for receiving child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/iowa-man-sentenced-9-years-receiving-child-pornography Derek Clemens, 31, of Evansdale, Iowa, was sentenced before United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams to 108 months’ imprisonment. His sentence follows an Aug. 5, 2019, guilty plea in which Clemens pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography.  https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/iowa-man-sentenced-9-years-receiving-child-pornography Mon, 01/13/2020 - 10:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa California man sentenced in Iowa to 30 years for child exploitation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/california-man-sentenced-iowa-30-years-child-exploitation David Vogelpohl, 22, of Vista, California, was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge C.J. Williams, following a June 20, 2019, guilty plea in which he pleaded to one count of sexual exploitation of a child. At his plea hearing, Vogelpohl admitted that in 2018 he persuaded, induced, or enticed a juvenile female victim to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/california-man-sentenced-iowa-30-years-child-exploitation Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa Guatemalan illegal alien residing in Iowa sentenced for benefit fraud https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/guatemalan-illegal-alien-residing-iowa-sentenced-benefit-fraud Cleotilde Puac-Gomez, 46, a citizen of Guatemala who is illegally residing in the U.S. in Clarion, Iowa, was sentenced to two months in federal prison after pleading guilty Feb. 6, 2019, to one count of theft of U.S. government funds. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/guatemalan-illegal-alien-residing-iowa-sentenced-benefit-fraud Fri, 05/31/2019 - 14:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa Twice-deported Guatemalan man sentenced in Iowa for illegal re-entry, document fraud https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/twice-deported-guatemalan-man-sentenced-iowa-illegal-re-entry-document-fraud Cesar Solovi-Valle, 33, an illegal alien from Guatemala and residing in Decorah, Iowa, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge C.J. Williams to a combined term of eight months in federal prison on one count each of unlawfully using identification documents and illegally re-entering the United States. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/twice-deported-guatemalan-man-sentenced-iowa-illegal-re-entry-document-fraud Fri, 05/03/2019 - 09:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa 7-time deported criminal alien from Mexico sentenced in Iowa to 21 months in federal prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/7-time-deported-criminal-alien-mexico-sentenced-iowa-21-months-federal-prison Luis Alberto DeLoera-Serna, 40, a Mexican man who is illegally present in the United States, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand, after pleading guilty on Jan. 11, 2019. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/7-time-deported-criminal-alien-mexico-sentenced-iowa-21-months-federal-prison Mon, 04/29/2019 - 09:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa Brazilian man sentenced to a year in federal prison for intimidating, interfering with a flight crew and flight attendants https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/brazilian-man-sentenced-year-federal-prison-intimidating-interfering-flight-crew-and Information disclosed in the case shows that, on or about June 23, 2018, Guilherme Alves De Melo (Alves), 34, a citizen of Brazil, was a passenger on an international American Airlines flight originating in Calgary, Canada, and bound for Chicago, Illinois. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/brazilian-man-sentenced-year-federal-prison-intimidating-interfering-flight-crew-and Tue, 02/26/2019 - 07:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa Brazilian man charged in Iowa federal court for interfering with flight https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/brazilian-man-charged-iowa-federal-court-interfering-flight Guilherme Alves De Melo (Alves), 33, and from Brazil, has been charged with one count of intimidating a flight crew member or attendant and lessening or interfering with their ability to perform their duties, in violation of federal law.  The charge is contained in a federal complaint filed June 26, 2018, in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/brazilian-man-charged-iowa-federal-court-interfering-flight Fri, 06/29/2018 - 10:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa 2 Cuban men sentenced in Iowa for credit card fraud and identity theft https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/2-cuban-men-sentenced-iowa-credit-card-fraud-and-identity-theft Pedro Alvarez Rodriguez, 36, and Dunieski Santana Moreno, 27, both Florida residents, were sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand to prison terms of 42 and 40 months, respectively. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/2-cuban-men-sentenced-iowa-credit-card-fraud-and-identity-theft Thu, 04/26/2018 - 15:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa Guatemalan felon sentenced in Iowa to 22 months in prison for illegally re-entering US after deportation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/guatemalan-felon-sentenced-iowa-22-months-prison-illegally-re-entering-us-after Benjamin Aguilar-Ramirez, 35, who resided in Waterloo, Iowa, pleaded guilty to the charges Jan. 11.  https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/guatemalan-felon-sentenced-iowa-22-months-prison-illegally-re-entering-us-after Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa Wisconsin child predator sentenced in Iowa to 30 years in federal prison for enticing minor online https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/wisconsin-child-predator-sentenced-iowa-30-years-federal-prison-enticing-minor-online Carson Sibley, 26, from La Crosse, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand to 360 months in federal prison on one count of enticing a minor. There is no parole in the federal justice system. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/wisconsin-child-predator-sentenced-iowa-30-years-federal-prison-enticing-minor-online Tue, 03/20/2018 - 17:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa Illegal alien from Guatemala sentenced to federal prison in Iowa for document fraud https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illegal-alien-guatemala-sentenced-federal-prison-iowa-document-fraud Jose Lopez-Morales, 36, a citizen of Guatemala illegally residing in Independence, Iowa, was sentenced to two months in federal prison following his guilty plea on Jan. 25, 2018, to one count of unlawfully using identification documents.   https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illegal-alien-guatemala-sentenced-federal-prison-iowa-document-fraud Mon, 03/19/2018 - 14:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa Rwandan man sentenced in Iowa to 15 years in federal prison for US naturalization fraud https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/rwandan-man-sentenced-iowa-15-years-federal-prison-us-naturalization-fraud In January 2016, Gervais, aka "Ken," Ngombwa was convicted of one count of unlawfully procuring, or attempting to procure, naturalization or U.S. citizenship; one count of procuring U.S. citizenship to which he was not entitled; one count of conspiracy to unlawfully procure U.S. citizenship; and one count of making a materially false statement to agents of the Department of Homeland Security. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/rwandan-man-sentenced-iowa-15-years-federal-prison-us-naturalization-fraud Thu, 03/02/2017 - 15:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa Last of 3 defendants sentenced in Iowa to more than 8 years in federal prison for smuggling guns to Lebanon https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/last-3-defendants-sentenced-iowa-more-8-years-federal-prison-smuggling-guns-lebanon Bassem Afif Herz, 31, of Cedar Rapids, was sentenced to 97 months in prison following his previous guilty plea to various charges related to a scheme to illegally export hundreds of firearms to Lebanon. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/last-3-defendants-sentenced-iowa-more-8-years-federal-prison-smuggling-guns-lebanon Mon, 12/12/2016 - 08:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa Iowa man sentenced to 28 ½ years in federal prison for conspiracy to smuggle guns to Lebanon https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/iowa-man-sentenced-28-12-years-federal-prison-conspiracy-smuggle-guns-lebanon Ali Afif Al Herz, 51, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, previously pleaded guilty to multiple counts that included the following crimes: conspiring to deal in firearms without a license, conspiring to illegally ship firearms in interstate and foreign commerce, conspiring to commit money laundering, violating the Arms Export Control Act, and possessing firearms after having previously been convicted of a crime of domestic violence. Iowa man sentenced to 28 ½ years in federal prison for conspiracy to smuggle guns to Lebanon , Ali Al Herz’s residence in Lebanon https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/iowa-man-sentenced-28-12-years-federal-prison-conspiracy-smuggle-guns-lebanon Mon, 10/31/2016 - 13:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa Iowa man indicted for child exploitation, possessing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/iowa-man-indicted-child-exploitation-possessing-child-pornography Michael Bordman, 22, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was charged in an indictment unsealed Oct. 7 in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/iowa-man-indicted-child-exploitation-possessing-child-pornography Wed, 10/12/2016 - 10:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa New York man sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for selling counterfeit goods in Iowa https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/new-york-man-sentenced-41-months-federal-prison-selling-counterfeit-goods-iowa Yahya Jawad, 57, from Binghamton, New York, was sentenced following a Sept. 29 plea agreement to one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/new-york-man-sentenced-41-months-federal-prison-selling-counterfeit-goods-iowa Mon, 02/22/2016 - 08:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa ICE joins Iowa state and local law enforcement to combat human trafficking https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-joins-iowa-state-and-local-law-enforcement-combat-human-trafficking U.S. Attorney Kevin W. Techau held a press conference Monday at the Marion, Iowa, Police Department, in cooperation with HSI, the Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement and local non-profit Cedar Rapids Gives, to make the announcement. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-joins-iowa-state-and-local-law-enforcement-combat-human-trafficking Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa Former Rwandan refugee in Iowa convicted of naturalization fraud https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-rwandan-refugee-iowa-convicted-naturalization-fraud Ken Ngombwa, 56, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was convicted of the following crimes: one count of unlawfully procuring or attempting to procure naturalization or citizenship; one count of procuring citizenship to which he was not entitled; one count of conspiracy to unlawfully procure citizenship; and one count of making a materially false statement to agents of the Department of Homeland Security. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-rwandan-refugee-iowa-convicted-naturalization-fraud Fri, 01/15/2016 - 08:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa Iowa dairy farmer pleads guilty to harboring illegal aliens https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/iowa-dairy-farmer-pleads-guilty-harboring-illegal-aliens Michael Thomas Millenkamp, 47, of Earlville, Iowa, was convicted on one count of harboring, encouraging and inducing aliens to reside unlawfully in the United States. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/iowa-dairy-farmer-pleads-guilty-harboring-illegal-aliens Wed, 08/05/2015 - 08:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa 4 Iowa residents indicted for conspiracy to illegally ship firearms to Middle East https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/4-iowa-residents-indicted-conspiracy-illegally-ship-firearms-middle-east Ali Afif Al Herz, 50, Bassem Herz, 30, Sarah Zeaiter, 24, and Adam Ben Ali Al Herz, 22, all related to each other, and all from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, have each been charged with conspiracy to illegally ship a container or package containing numerous firearms and ammunition to the Middle East without notice to the shipper. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/4-iowa-residents-indicted-conspiracy-illegally-ship-firearms-middle-east Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa Iowa man sentenced to nearly 4 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/iowa-man-sentenced-nearly-4-years-federal-prison-possessing-child-pornography Anthony Arn, 44, of Coralville, Iowa, was sentenced to 45 months in prison on one count of possessing child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/iowa-man-sentenced-nearly-4-years-federal-prison-possessing-child-pornography Thu, 02/19/2015 - 19:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa Iowa man sentenced to 5 years in prison for possessing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/iowa-man-sentenced-5-years-prison-possessing-child-pornography Domenic “John” Pighetti, 70, of Polk City, Iowa, was sentenced Oct. 22 by U.S. District Court Chief Judge James E. Gritzner to five years in prison for knowingly possessing child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/iowa-man-sentenced-5-years-prison-possessing-child-pornography Tue, 10/21/2014 - 20:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa Iowa man sentenced to 14 years in prison for possessing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/iowa-man-sentenced-14-years-prison-possessing-child-pornography Arleigh Joe Esqueda, 35, of Newton, Iowa, pleaded guilty to the charge and received an immediate sentence on one count of knowingly possessing child pornography that included images of prepubescent children under 12. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/iowa-man-sentenced-14-years-prison-possessing-child-pornography Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa Iowa man sentenced to 17 1/2 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/iowa-man-sentenced-17-12-years-federal-prison-possessing-child-pornography Benjaman Shelabarger, 36, of Dallas Center, Iowa, was sentenced to 210 months in prison on child pornography conviction. Shelabarger was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release following his prison term. There is no parole in the federal prison system. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/iowa-man-sentenced-17-12-years-federal-prison-possessing-child-pornography Fri, 02/21/2014 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Iowa