ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio https://www.ice.gov/ en Copyright 2020 Wed, 05 Oct 2022 11:15:27 -0400 Fri, 01/28/2022 - 13:42 Cleveland man convicted of shooting at Federal agents, sex trafficking of a juvenile and production of child pornography following ICE HSI investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/cleveland-man-convicted-shooting-federal-agents-sex-trafficking-juvenile-and Reuben Rankin, 36, of Cleveland, Ohio, was convicted of assaulting a federal agent with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm during a crime of violence, sex trafficking of a minor, production of child pornography and being a felon in possession of a firearm. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/cleveland-man-convicted-shooting-federal-agents-sex-trafficking-juvenile-and Fri, 01/28/2022 - 13:42 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio HSI aids in investigation of online sales of psychedelic mushrooms https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-aids-investigation-online-sales-psychedelic-mushrooms The six defendants were charged by criminal complaint in April with attempting and conspiring to manufacture, distribute and dispense controlled substances using cryptocurrencies via the dark web. The group was allegedly orchestrating millions of dollars of online drug sales. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-aids-investigation-online-sales-psychedelic-mushrooms Wed, 05/19/2021 - 14:14 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio ICE arrests Salvadoran MS-13 gang member accused of gang membership, aggravated homicide in his home country https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-salvadoran-ms-13-gang-member-accused-gang-membership-aggravated-homicide Santos Ceferino Amaya-Cruz, 35, an active MS-13 gang member, has been removed from the U.S. on two prior occasions, most recently in 2017. He is the subject of an Interpol Red Notice. Santos Ceferino Amaya-Cruz https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-salvadoran-ms-13-gang-member-accused-gang-membership-aggravated-homicide Wed, 02/05/2020 - 16:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio 29 criminal aliens released by Franklin County Sheriff's Office in recent weeks https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/29-criminal-aliens-released-franklin-county-sheriffs-office-recent-weeks The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has released 29 criminal aliens and immigration violators since November 2019, despite written detainer requests filed with them by ICE. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/29-criminal-aliens-released-franklin-county-sheriffs-office-recent-weeks Thu, 01/16/2020 - 14:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio Child exploitation cases among highest investigative priority for ICE HSI Cleveland https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/child-exploitation-cases-among-highest-investigative-priority-ice-hsi-cleveland ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Cleveland special agents and partner agencies brought charges against 47 accused child predators in 2019, as part of the agency's ongoing international effort known as Operation Predator. The arrests represented an increase of nearly 10 percent from 2018 and accounted for nearly 20 percent of all of the office’s investigative work.  Child exploitation cases among highest investigative priority for ICE HSI Cleveland https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/child-exploitation-cases-among-highest-investigative-priority-ice-hsi-cleveland Fri, 12/06/2019 - 14:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio Cleveland man charged in federal court after allegedly shooting at ICE HSI special agents https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/cleveland-man-charged-federal-court-after-allegedly-shooting-ice-hsi-special-agents Reuben Rankin, 34, was charged with one count of assault on a federal officer with a deadly weapon, one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of use of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/cleveland-man-charged-federal-court-after-allegedly-shooting-ice-hsi-special-agents Mon, 11/04/2019 - 20:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio Mexican man previously deported 9 times faces drug charges https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mexican-man-previously-deported-9-times-faces-drug-charges Luis Tapia, 27, was arrested at a Cincinnati residence Sept. 13. At the time of his arrest, Tapia attempted to escape from a second-floor window onto the roof. He eventually retreated into the house and locked himself in a closet. Special Response Team agents then forcibly entered the home and apprehended Tapia. He has remained in custody since. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mexican-man-previously-deported-9-times-faces-drug-charges Thu, 10/24/2019 - 19:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio Grand jury indicts 18 in Mexico-to-Ohio heroin, money laundering and immigration document conspiracies https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/grand-jury-indicts-18-mexico-ohio-heroin-money-laundering-and-immigration-document According to the 16-count indictment, Diego Ernesto Castaneda-Garcia was allegedly the leader of a drug trafficking organization that received imported heroin from Mexico, repackaged it into user quantities and sold it to heroin users in and around Central Ohio. Grand jury indicts 18 in Mexico-to-Ohio heroin, money laundering and immigration document conspiracies https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/grand-jury-indicts-18-mexico-ohio-heroin-money-laundering-and-immigration-document Tue, 09/24/2019 - 14:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio ICE HSI offers assistance with victim identification related to former Boy Scout official accused of photographing children changing after swimming https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-offers-assistance-victim-identification-related-former-boy-scout-official Thomas Close is awaiting trial on charges of production of child pornography related to his alleged surreptitious recording of boys changing after swimming as part of Boy Scout activities. Close, 40, lived in Richland County. He was known as “Aqua Joe” because he worked with the Boy Scouts of America, often with their swimming program. ICE HSI offers assistance with victim identification related to former Boy Scout official accused of photographing children changing after swimming https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-offers-assistance-victim-identification-related-former-boy-scout-official Mon, 07/08/2019 - 12:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio Priest charged with sexually abusing Filipino boys https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/priest-charged-sexually-abusing-filipino-boys Kenneth B. Hendricks, 77, of Cincinnati, was arrested by Manila-based HSI special agents alongside Filipino  authorities Tuesday evening in the Philippines, where he currently serves as a missionary priest. Priest charged with sexually abusing Filipino boys https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/priest-charged-sexually-abusing-filipino-boys Thu, 12/06/2018 - 16:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio 2 Chinese nationals charged with operating global opioid conspiracy resulting in deaths https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/2-chinese-nationals-charged-operating-global-opioid-conspiracy-resulting-deaths Fujing Zheng, aka Gordon Jin, 35, and his father Guanghua Zheng, 62, both of whom reside in Shanghai, China, are charged with conspiracy to manufacture and distribute controlled substances, conspiracy to import controlled substances into the United States, operating a continued criminal enterprise, money laundering and other crimes. 2 Chinese nationals charged with operating global opioid conspiracy resulting in deaths https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/2-chinese-nationals-charged-operating-global-opioid-conspiracy-resulting-deaths Wed, 08/22/2018 - 09:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio ICE executes federal criminal search warrants at Fresh Mark, 146 arrested on immigration violations https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-executes-federal-criminal-search-warrants-fresh-mark-146-arrested-immigration During the search warrant execution, authorities identified 146 Fresh Mark employees working at the Salem meat processor who were subject to arrest for immigration violations. ICE executes federal criminal search warrants at Fresh Mark, 146 arrested on immigration violations https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-executes-federal-criminal-search-warrants-fresh-mark-146-arrested-immigration Tue, 06/19/2018 - 08:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio IFPCU, C3 partner to offer training to exploit Darknet marketplaces https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ifpcu-c3-partner-offer-training-exploit-darknet-marketplaces The IFPCU and C3 provided dark web and cryptocurrency training to over 400 state and local law enforcement personnel located in Michigan and Ohio over the course of one week. IFPCU, C3 partner to offer training to exploit Darknet marketplaces https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ifpcu-c3-partner-offer-training-exploit-darknet-marketplaces Thu, 04/12/2018 - 09:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio Fentanyl package bound for Texas intercepted by Ohio task force https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/fentanyl-package-bound-texas-intercepted-ohio-task-force The seizure comes days after ICE and Ohio officials announced that HSI special agents had trained more than 300 law enforcement personnel in the state on dark net and virtual currency, which is increasingly how synthetic opioids are purchased. Fentanyl package bound for Texas intercepted by Ohio task force https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/fentanyl-package-bound-texas-intercepted-ohio-task-force Wed, 03/21/2018 - 16:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio ICE HSI special agent to appear in Showtime documentary https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-special-agent-appear-showtime-documentary As the national spotlight on opioids continues to increase, education about the epidemic is essential. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-special-agent-appear-showtime-documentary Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio ICE HSI Columbus special agents featured in Showtime documentary series https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-columbus-special-agents-featured-showtime-documentary-series “The Trade” is scheduled to premiere on Showtime at 9 PM EST, Friday, Feb 2. 2018. HSI Columbus special agents featured in Showtime documentary series https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-columbus-special-agents-featured-showtime-documentary-series Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio 4 more members and associates of MS-13 charged in ongoing central Ohio investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/4-more-members-and-associates-ms-13-charged-ongoing-central-ohio-investigation The 11-count superseding indictment alleges that defendants – members and associates of the MS-13 – conspired to commit extortion through the use of threatened or actual force, violence or fear to intimidate their victims into paying money to the defendants and their co-conspirators. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/4-more-members-and-associates-ms-13-charged-ongoing-central-ohio-investigation Tue, 01/02/2018 - 11:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio ICE deports man wanted in Mexico for murder https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-deports-man-wanted-mexico-murder-0 Jorge Ochoa-Martinez 35, was transferred Nov. 14, to the custody of Mexican law enforcement officials by ERO officers at the Lincoln Juarez Port of Entry in Laredo, Texas. According to Mexican authorities, in 2006, Ochoa-Martinez and other suspects are accused of fatally bludgeoning a man with a screw driver. Authorities said the beating lasted for approximately 20 minutes. ICE deports man wanted in Mexico for murder https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-deports-man-wanted-mexico-murder-0 Tue, 11/14/2017 - 17:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio ICE special agents receive prestigious Ohio attorney general’s award https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-special-agents-receive-prestigious-ohio-attorney-generals-award "This dedicated group of special agents are among the best and brightest at HSI and are very deserving of this honor," said Steve Francis, special agent in charge of HSI Detroit, which oversees Michigan and Ohio. " The significant results of these task forces speak for themselves and to the powerful force multiplier of collaboration. I commend all the award recipients honored today and I’m proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with every member of the task force.” ICE special agents receive prestigious Ohio attorney general’s award https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-special-agents-receive-prestigious-ohio-attorney-generals-award Thu, 10/12/2017 - 14:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio Members of central Ohio clique of MS-13 charged, arrested https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/members-central-ohio-clique-ms-13-charged-arrested A federal grand jury charged 10 individuals with conspiracy to commit extortion, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and use of a firearm during a crime of violence in an indictment returned July 27. Five other individuals were arrested and charged in criminal complaints with federal immigration-related crimes. Two of the 15 remain fugitives. Members of central Ohio clique of MS-13 charged, arrested https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/members-central-ohio-clique-ms-13-charged-arrested Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio Former Bosnian Serb military officer deported after immigration fraud conviction https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-bosnian-serb-military-officer-deported-after-immigration-fraud-conviction Ilija Josipovic, 59, was removed to Bosnia via commercial airline under escort by deportation officers with ICE ERO without incident. In May, Josipovic pled guilty to two counts of possession of immigration documents procured by fraud. In the first count, Josipovic admitted that on Feb. 1, 2012, he used his Permanent Resident Card to obtain an Ohio driver’s license, knowing that the card was fraudulently obtained. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-bosnian-serb-military-officer-deported-after-immigration-fraud-conviction Thu, 07/27/2017 - 10:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio Ohio man ordered deported for hiding his activities during the war in the former Yugoslavia https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ohio-man-ordered-deported-hiding-his-activities-during-war-former-yugoslavia Ilija Josipovic, 59, previously pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of immigration documents procured by fraud. U.S. District Judge Benita Pearson ordered Josipovic removed from the United States. He was also sentenced to eight months of house arrest. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ohio-man-ordered-deported-hiding-his-activities-during-war-former-yugoslavia Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio ICE deports convicted Russian spy https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-deports-convicted-russian-spy Evgeny Buryakov, aka Zhenya, 42, formerly of the New York area, was repatriated on board commercial flights, escorted by Cleveland-based ERO deportation officers and turned over to Russian authorities. ICE deports convicted Russian spy https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-deports-convicted-russian-spy Wed, 04/05/2017 - 09:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio HSI special agent named officer of the year by Ohio state prosecutor https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-special-agent-named-officer-year-ohio-state-prosecutor HSI Special Agent Brett Bangas, who has been with HSI for 13 years, was honored for his efforts in February 2017, which led to the arrest of the suspected driver involved in a hit-and-run crash that tragically claimed the life a Cleveland Police officer. HSI special agent named officer of the year by Ohio state prosecutor https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-special-agent-named-officer-year-ohio-state-prosecutor Fri, 03/31/2017 - 13:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio 2 arrested, nearly 300 pounds of cocaine seized from Canada-bound aircraft https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/2-arrested-nearly-300-pounds-cocaine-seized-canada-bound-aircraft Sylvain Desjardins, 47, and David Ayotte, 46, both from the Quebec area, had initial appearances in federal court in Columbus on charges of possession with the intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine. 2 arrested, nearly 300 pounds of suspected cocaine seized from Canada-bound aircraft https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/2-arrested-nearly-300-pounds-cocaine-seized-canada-bound-aircraft Thu, 03/30/2017 - 15:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Ohio