ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York https://www.ice.gov/ ICE Headline News Feed by State en Copyright 2020 Mon, 01 Mar 2021 16:21:08 -0500 Complaint seeks forfeiture of Iranian oil aboard tanker based on connection to terror group https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/complaint-seeks-forfeiture-iranian-oil-aboard-tanker-based-connection-terror-group The complaint alleges a scheme involving multiple entities affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the IRGC-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) to covertly ship Iranian oil to a customer abroad. Participants in the scheme attempted to disguise the origin of the oil using ship-to-ship transfers, falsified documents and other means, and provided a fraudulent bill of lading to deceive the owners of the Achilleas into loading the oil in question. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/complaint-seeks-forfeiture-iranian-oil-aboard-tanker-based-connection-terror-group Wed, 02/03/2021 - 11:40 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York 2 arrested for human smuggling conspiracy and defrauding US government agencies https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/2-arrested-human-smuggling-conspiracy-and-defrauding-us-government-agencies A six-count indictment was unsealed in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) Thursday charging Dat Tat Ho and Manh Ngoc Nguyen with conspiring to defraud U.S. government agencies and alien smuggling for financial gain, and related crimes. The defendants allegedly smuggled Vietnamese aliens into the United States to work for illegally low wages at hair and nail salons in New York City and on Long Island. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/2-arrested-human-smuggling-conspiracy-and-defrauding-us-government-agencies Fri, 12/11/2020 - 17:27 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York ICE removes Russian fugitive convicted in US of $4.5 million wire fraud scheme https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-removes-russian-fugitive-convicted-us-45-million-wire-fraud-scheme ICE’s Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) officers escorted Stanislav Eduardovich Lisitskiy, 32, to Russia via an ICE Air Operation charter flight, before turning him over to Russian authorities at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow. ICE removes Russian fugitive convicted in US of $4.5 million wire fraud scheme https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-removes-russian-fugitive-convicted-us-45-million-wire-fraud-scheme Mon, 12/07/2020 - 10:26 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York ICE removes Salvadoran foreign fugitive released from custody with active detainer https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-removes-salvadoran-foreign-fugitive-released-custody-active-detainer An ICE Air Operations charter flight carrying Duran-Hernandez arrived at the Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport in San Salvador, where ERO New York deportation officers transferred custody of the fugitive to Salvadoran government officials. Duran-Hernandez https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-removes-salvadoran-foreign-fugitive-released-custody-active-detainer Thu, 11/19/2020 - 15:56 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York New York’s sanctuary city policy leads to increased ICE activity, dozens of arrests throughout metropolitan area https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/new-yorks-sanctuary-city-policy-leads-increased-ice-activity-dozens-arrests The nationwide, weeklong immigration enforcement activity, which concluded Oct. 9, focused on targeting and arresting individuals in sanctuary cities. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/new-yorks-sanctuary-city-policy-leads-increased-ice-activity-dozens-arrests Tue, 10/20/2020 - 12:13 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York Department of State offers $5M reward for information leading to arrest, conviction of former Venezuelan government official on ICE Most Wanted List https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/department-state-offers-5m-reward-information-leading-arrest-conviction-former “HSI New York’s El Dorado Task Force is uniquely qualified to investigate complex, international money laundering and other serious financial crimes. Working with our law enforcement partners around the country and around the world, we will continue to safeguard our financial systems from international corruption that enriches the coffers of dictators and their cronies. This designation is a clear message – corruption stops at our border,” said Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Director Tony H. Pham. Most Wanted: Lopez Bello, Samark Jose https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/department-state-offers-5m-reward-information-leading-arrest-conviction-former Thu, 10/08/2020 - 14:40 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York ICE arrests alleged Mexican street gang leader https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-alleged-mexican-street-gang-leader ICE ERO officers took custody of Fernando Olea-Prado, 25, a self-described leader of the Sureños (Sur 13) street gang, in Corona, New York, Oct. 1. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-alleged-mexican-street-gang-leader Wed, 10/07/2020 - 15:05 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York NYPD releases Dominican national to commit crimes after failing to honor 10 ICE detainers https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/nypd-releases-dominican-national-commit-crimes-after-failing-honor-10-ice-detainers Soto-Ubaldo was first arrested by the NYPD in June 2018 on local charges in Queens. At that time, ICE lodged an immigration detainer, but he was released without notification to ICE. Less than two months later, he was rearrested, and ICE lodged another immigration detainer, and he was once again, released into the community to reoffend. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/nypd-releases-dominican-national-commit-crimes-after-failing-honor-10-ice-detainers Tue, 09/22/2020 - 09:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York ICE arrests 83 in NYC during latest national operations targeting criminal aliens https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-83-nyc-during-latest-national-operations-targeting-criminal-aliens In New York, ICE ERO officers arrested 83 individuals from 25 countries, including Albania, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Russia, Trinidad, and Uzbekistan. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-83-nyc-during-latest-national-operations-targeting-criminal-aliens Tue, 09/01/2020 - 08:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York Suspected gang member shoots rival after release from local custody https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/suspected-gang-member-shoots-rival-after-release-local-custody According to public court documents, Lemus-Najarro, is an alleged 18th Street gang member who has an outstanding removal order. Law enforcement officers identified Lemus-Najarro as the suspect in the Aug. 14 shooting in Queens. The incident left one man with a gunshot wound to the leg. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/suspected-gang-member-shoots-rival-after-release-local-custody Thu, 08/27/2020 - 17:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York 3 arrested for separate schemes to harass, threaten, intimidate and bribe alleged R. Kelly victims https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/3-arrested-separate-schemes-harass-threaten-intimidate-and-bribe-alleged-r-kelly Three separate criminal complaints were unsealed Tuesday in federal court charging defendants Richard Arline, Jr., Donnell Russell and Michael Williams, respectively, with crimes relating to their efforts to harass, intimidate, threaten or corruptly influence individuals named as alleged victims in the racketeering case against Kelly, currently pending in the Eastern District of New York (the Kelly case). 3 arrested for separate schemes to harass, threaten, intimidate and bribe alleged R. Kelly victims https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/3-arrested-separate-schemes-harass-threaten-intimidate-and-bribe-alleged-r-kelly Tue, 08/11/2020 - 12:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York ICE arrests criminal aliens in New York following release from custody https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-criminal-aliens-new-york-following-release-custody ICE arrested Alvaro Cuatate-Xochicale, 57, and Miguel Guzman-Reyna, 58, both unlawfully present Mexican nationals, and Jonathan De Jesus-Lopez, 20, an unlawfully present Dominican national, in the boroughs of Brooklyn and the Bronx, July 6, without incident. ICE arrests criminal aliens in New York following release from custody https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-criminal-aliens-new-york-following-release-custody Mon, 07/13/2020 - 15:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York NJ man charged with stealing, altering US Treasury check https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/nj-man-charged-stealing-altering-us-treasury-check Bernard Lopez, 40, of Sayreville, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with one count of bank fraud, one count of theft of government funds and one count of aggravated identity theft. He was arrested July 6, appeared July 8 by teleconference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lauren F. Louis in the Southern District of Florida, and is expected to appear by videoconference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda Dunn Wettre later this week. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/nj-man-charged-stealing-altering-us-treasury-check Fri, 07/10/2020 - 12:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York Brooklyn man indicted on cultural artifacts smuggling charges https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/brooklyn-man-indicted-cultural-artifacts-smuggling-charges Following an investigation by ICE’s HSI New York’s CPAA unit with assistance from U.S. CBP, Ashraf Omar Eldarir, a U.S. citizen, is being charged with smuggling Egyptian cultural property into the United States. HSI https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/brooklyn-man-indicted-cultural-artifacts-smuggling-charges Mon, 07/06/2020 - 16:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York American Airlines mechanic charged in cocaine importation conspiracy https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/american-airlines-mechanic-charged-cocaine-importation-conspiracy Paul Belloisi, 52, was arrested Feb. 5 following an investigation by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at JFK. Belloisi, of Hicksville, New York, is charged with conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, conspiracy to import cocaine and importation of cocaine. American Airlines mechanic charged in cocaine importation conspiracy https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/american-airlines-mechanic-charged-cocaine-importation-conspiracy Mon, 07/06/2020 - 13:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York 5 indicted in Manhattan federal court on drugs, firearms charges https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/5-indicted-manhattan-federal-court-drugs-firearms-charges The indictment alleges Jose Sergio Martinez-Aguilar, 39; Vladimir Pulstilinkov, 44; Miguel Lovos, 31; Sebastian Ramos, 29; and Ricardo Ruiz-Salinas, 43; were members of an international drug trafficking organization. The government charges Martinez-Aguilar of Thermal, California; and Lovos of Indio, California, with three counts of narcotics conspiracy and one count of firearms possession in connection with drug trafficking. Pulstilinkov, also of Indio, is charged with two counts of narcotics conspiracy and one count of firearms possession in connection with drug trafficking. Ramos and Ruiz-Salinas, both of Brooklyn, New York, each are charged with one count of narcotics conspiracy. 5 indicted in Manhattan federal court on drugs, firearms charges https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/5-indicted-manhattan-federal-court-drugs-firearms-charges Mon, 07/06/2020 - 08:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York ICE arrests undocumented Brazilian national with pending assault charges, released as a result of Westchester County’s Immigrant Protection Act https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-undocumented-brazilian-national-pending-assault-charges-released-result Das Neves, who illegally entered the U.S. at an undetermined time and location, also has a conviction in 2014 for disorderly conduct. ICE arrests undocumented Brazilian national with pending assault charges, released as a result of Westchester County’s Immigrant Protection Act https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-undocumented-brazilian-national-pending-assault-charges-released-result Fri, 06/26/2020 - 17:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York 26 Trinitario gang members charged in Rikers Island stabbings, slashings and other violence https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/26-trinitario-gang-members-charged-rikers-island-stabbings-slashings-and-other The 69-count indictment includes five counts of attempted gang assault in the first degree, 14 counts of attempted assault in the first degree, 31 counts of second-degree assault, two counts of Attempted Assault in the second degree, fourth and fifth-degree conspiracy, 16 counts of third-degree assault, and attempted assault in the third degree. 26 Trinitario gang members charged in Rikers Island stabbings, slashings and other violence https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/26-trinitario-gang-members-charged-rikers-island-stabbings-slashings-and-other Thu, 06/25/2020 - 18:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York ICE removes Canadian fugitive wanted for firearms violations https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-removes-canadian-fugitive-wanted-firearms-violations ICE ERO officers removed Luc Emond, 60, a Canadian citizen wanted in his home country for weapons violations. ICE removes Canadian fugitive wanted for firearms violations https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-removes-canadian-fugitive-wanted-firearms-violations Tue, 06/23/2020 - 14:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York New York man charged for traveling abroad for sex acts with minor https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/new-york-man-charged-traveling-abroad-sex-acts-minor The indictment filed with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York charges Thomas Blaha, 64, with traveling to the Philippines with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, sexual exploitation of a child, distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography. New York man charged for traveling abroad for sex acts with minor https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/new-york-man-charged-traveling-abroad-sex-acts-minor Fri, 06/19/2020 - 17:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York New York man arrested for sexual exploitation of minors https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/new-york-man-arrested-sexual-exploitation-minors Jonathan Weiss, a/k/a "Ian_Jameson," is charged with communicating with three different underage victims online and directing them to take sexually explicit images and send them to Weiss. Police: HSI https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/new-york-man-arrested-sexual-exploitation-minors Thu, 06/11/2020 - 17:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York HSI adds Venezuelan official to Most Wanted list, $5M reward offered for information leading to his arrest, conviction https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-adds-venezuelan-official-most-wanted-list-5m-reward-offered-information-leading Through the rewards program, up to $5 million is being offered for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Joselit de la Trinidad Ramirez Camacho, a Venezuelan government official accused of having deep political, social and economic ties to multiple alleged narcotics kingpins, including Tareck EI Aissami. HSI adds Venezuelan official to Most Wanted list, $5M reward offered for information leading to his arrest, conviction https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-adds-venezuelan-official-most-wanted-list-5m-reward-offered-information-leading Mon, 06/01/2020 - 10:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York ICE arrests Salvadoran gang member wanted for murder https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-salvadoran-gang-member-wanted-murder ERO New York’s Fugitive Operations Team, assisted by Special Response Team (SRT), arrested Jose Magdaleno Lopez-Calderon, 26, in Queens, New York, May 20. ICE arrests Salvadoran gang member wanted for murder https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-salvadoran-gang-member-wanted-murder Thu, 05/28/2020 - 15:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York ICE takes custody of Panamanian national convicted of murdering police officer 40 years ago https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-takes-custody-panamanian-national-convicted-murdering-police-officer-40-years-ago On March 30, 1978, a judge sentenced Payne-Archer, also known as Karl Dean, to 25 years to life in prison for the shooting death of Taylor in Brooklyn, New York. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-takes-custody-panamanian-national-convicted-murdering-police-officer-40-years-ago Tue, 05/26/2020 - 12:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York NYC pharmacist charged with hoarding and price gouging of N95 masks https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/nyc-pharmacist-charged-hoarding-and-price-gouging-n95-masks Richard Schirripa, a/k/a “the Mask Man,” a licensed pharmacist, is charged with violating the Defense Production Act by hoarding and price gouging scarce N95 masks; making two false statements to law enforcement; committing healthcare fraud; and committing aggravated identity theft. NYC pharmacist charged with hoarding and price gouging of N95 masks https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/nyc-pharmacist-charged-hoarding-and-price-gouging-n95-masks Tue, 05/26/2020 - 11:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - New York