ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah https://www.ice.gov/ en Copyright 2020 Thu, 16 Sep 2021 10:56:48 -0400 Man sentenced for distribution of "bath salts" across Utah https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/man-sentenced-distribution-bath-salts-across-utah Brent Orton, 63, of Salt Lake City plead guilty to a one-count criminal information filed by federal prosecutors charging him with possession with intent to distribute Alpha PHP in June of 2021. In the plea agreement, Orton admitted to receiving a package of Alpha PHP with the intent to distribute the illegal narcotic. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/man-sentenced-distribution-bath-salts-across-utah Wed, 08/25/2021 - 11:41 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah Aaron Shamo’s co-defendants sentenced in dark web narcotics distribution case https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/aaron-shamos-co-defendants-sentenced-dark-web-narcotics-distribution-case Seven co-defendants were sentenced throughout the week, including Jonathon “Luke” Paz, Drew Wilson Crandall, Alexandrya Marie Tonge, Katherine Lauren Anne Bustin, Mario Anthony Noble, Sean Michael Gygi and Ana “Gabby” Noriega, while Christopher Sean Kenny was sentenced last month in a separate hearing. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/aaron-shamos-co-defendants-sentenced-dark-web-narcotics-distribution-case Mon, 07/19/2021 - 13:40 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah Supreme Court sets binding precedent in ERO Salt Lake City prosecution case https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/supreme-court-sets-binding-precedent-ero-salt-lake-city-prosecution-case The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeals court’s ruling May 24, 2021, allowing the illegal reentry of a defendant in a case that could drastically change prosecutions in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/supreme-court-sets-binding-precedent-ero-salt-lake-city-prosecution-case Fri, 05/28/2021 - 11:25 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah ICE ERO officers assist in sweeping federal drug and gang case https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-ero-officers-assist-sweeping-federal-drug-and-gang-case The street gangs involved were the Surenos, Nortenos, La Raza, Vario Chosen Few, East Side Raskals, Baby Regulators, Soldiers of Aryan Culture, and Tiny Oriental Posse. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-ero-officers-assist-sweeping-federal-drug-and-gang-case Fri, 04/23/2021 - 16:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah ICE lodges detainer on man accused of child sex assault https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-lodges-detainer-man-accused-child-sex-assault Juan Ubaldo Guerra, 56, is a citizen of Guatemala living in the United States illegally. He was charged by the St. George Police Department with four counts of sexual assault on a child, a second-degree felony. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-lodges-detainer-man-accused-child-sex-assault Wed, 11/25/2020 - 14:20 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah ICE targets Utah aliens who failed to depart US voluntarily in Operation Broken Promise https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-targets-utah-aliens-who-failed-depart-us-voluntarily-operation-broken-promise In St. George, Utah, ICE officers targeted Abraham Deleon-Garcia, 44, a citizen of Mexico, who failed to depart the U.S. by Nov. 7, 2017, under the terms of his agreement with an immigration judge. Deleon-Garcia was arrested near his house Nov. 4 and will remain in ICE custody his pending removal to Mexico. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-targets-utah-aliens-who-failed-depart-us-voluntarily-operation-broken-promise Fri, 11/20/2020 - 20:35 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah Utah ICE officers arrest aggravated felon and registered sex offender https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/utah-ice-officers-arrest-aggravated-felon-and-registered-sex-offender El Salvador national Francisco Josue Cardona, 29, a former Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient, was released to ICE custody from the Utah State Prison. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/utah-ice-officers-arrest-aggravated-felon-and-registered-sex-offender Fri, 09/11/2020 - 11:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah ICE investigation results in wire fraud charges for Utah man https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-investigation-results-wire-fraud-charges-utah-man Nan Ma, 37, of Hurricane, Utah, is a Chinese citizen with legal permanent resident status in the United States. He faces a maximum penalty, for each of the three wire fraud counts of, 20 years in federal prison. The six money laundering counts each have a potential maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-investigation-results-wire-fraud-charges-utah-man Fri, 09/04/2020 - 09:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah ICE arrests 122 individuals in Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Montana in latest operation targeting criminal aliens https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-122-individuals-utah-nevada-idaho-and-montana-latest-operation-targeting During the enforcement action, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested 122 at-large individuals living illegally in the U.S., or who are removable from the U.S. due to their criminal histories. About 85 percent of those arrested by ICE on immigration charges also had criminal convictions or pending criminal charges. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-122-individuals-utah-nevada-idaho-and-montana-latest-operation-targeting Tue, 09/01/2020 - 16:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah Utah ICE officers arrest convicted felon and 2 time prior deport convicted of sex assault on a child https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/utah-ice-officers-arrest-convicted-felon-and-2-time-prior-deport-convicted-sex Unlawfully present Mexican national, Roberto Montes-Lopez, 37, was arrested without incident from the Weber County Jail after being released from custody. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/utah-ice-officers-arrest-convicted-felon-and-2-time-prior-deport-convicted-sex Fri, 07/10/2020 - 17:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah ICE files detainer on Mexican national arrested for child rape https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-files-detainer-mexican-national-arrested-child-rape Roberto Garcia-Madrigal, 47, turned himself into police June 3 after a warrant for his arrest was issued by a judge in Weber County for charges of rape, sodomy and aggravated sexual abuse of a child. The detainer, filed in St. George, was issued in response to his arrest. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-files-detainer-mexican-national-arrested-child-rape Wed, 06/24/2020 - 17:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah Utah jail honors ICE detainer on Mexican national convicted of murder https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/utah-jail-honors-ice-detainer-mexican-national-convicted-murder Utah State Prison honored a detainer placed by ICE March 30, 2016, with the Salt Lake County Adult Detention Center, Utah and released Marco Antonio Garcia Arriaga, 30, directly to ICE custody to affect his removal from the United States. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/utah-jail-honors-ice-detainer-mexican-national-convicted-murder Tue, 06/02/2020 - 10:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah Illegal alien convicted of rape in 2012 arrested by ICE in Southwest Utah https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illegal-alien-convicted-rape-2012-arrested-ice-southwest-utah Denis Ivan Ortez, 35, a criminal alien from Honduras, was taken into ICE custody Jan. 7 after being pulled over for a traffic violation by the Utah Highway Patrol. Ortez, was convicted of spousal rape in April 2012, in Los Angeles, California, and sentenced to 3 years in state prison. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illegal-alien-convicted-rape-2012-arrested-ice-southwest-utah Thu, 01/09/2020 - 11:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah Utah ICE officers deport man wanted for homicide in Honduras https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/utah-ice-officers-deport-man-wanted-homicide-honduras-0 Rony De La Cruz Hernandez-Escoto, 52, a citizen of Honduras, was arrested by ICE officers October 17 at the Tooele County (Utah) Jail after his latest felony conviction for illegally reentering the United States. Utah ICE officers deport man wanted for homicide in Honduras , Utah ICE officers deport man wanted for homicide in Honduras , Utah ICE officers deport man wanted for homicide in Honduras https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/utah-ice-officers-deport-man-wanted-homicide-honduras-0 Thu, 11/21/2019 - 15:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah Utah ICE officers deport man wanted for murder in Mexico https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/utah-ice-officers-deport-man-wanted-murder-mexico-0 Alberto Abelardo Pulido-Garcia, 46, was arrested by ICE officers without incident in West Valley, Utah, Oct. 25, 2019. Pulido-Garcia is a fugitive wanted for murder in Mexico. Utah ICE officers deport man wanted for murder in Mexico , Utah ICE officers deport man wanted for murder in Mexico https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/utah-ice-officers-deport-man-wanted-murder-mexico-0 Thu, 11/21/2019 - 15:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah Utah woman sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for methamphetamine trafficking https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/utah-woman-sentenced-20-years-federal-prison-methamphetamine-trafficking Tiffany Scott Spevak, 39, of Salt Lake City, admitted that she conspired with others from about January 2014 through October 2016 to procure methamphetamine in Arizona and California and distribute it to customers in Utah, Idaho and other locations. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/utah-woman-sentenced-20-years-federal-prison-methamphetamine-trafficking Wed, 10/16/2019 - 13:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah Utah man convicted of distributing narcotics in multi-million-dollar drug ring https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/utah-man-convicted-distributing-narcotics-multi-million-dollar-drug-ring Aaron Michael Shamo, 29, of Cottonwood Heights, Utah, was found guilty after a jury trial of his peers found he orchestrated the import and distribution of fentanyl from China. Shamo faces a potential mandatory-minimum life sentence for his actions. Utah man convicted of distributing narcotics in multi-million-dollar drug ring https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/utah-man-convicted-distributing-narcotics-multi-million-dollar-drug-ring Thu, 09/05/2019 - 08:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah Child predator in Utah pleaded guilty to using Facebook to entice minor https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/child-predator-utah-pleaded-guilty-using-facebook-entice-minor As a part of an agreement reached with federal prosecutors, Sean Timothy O’Neill, 49, of Hurricane, admitted that from around April 26, 2015, to about October 2017, he used Facebook to attempt to entice a minor identified as Girl 1 to have sex with him. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/child-predator-utah-pleaded-guilty-using-facebook-entice-minor Wed, 04/24/2019 - 15:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah Utah grand jury returns superseding indictment in Shamo case; adds distribution of fentanyl count resulting in death https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/utah-grand-jury-returns-superseding-indictment-shamo-case-adds-distribution-fentanyl The indictment alleges that Shamo intentionally and knowingly distributed a substance containing fentanyl, the use of which resulted in the June 13, 2016, death of a person identified as R.K. in the indictment. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/utah-grand-jury-returns-superseding-indictment-shamo-case-adds-distribution-fentanyl Thu, 10/18/2018 - 09:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah Utah man pleads guilty to producing child pornography; faces at least 15 years and up to 30 years in federal prison https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/utah-man-pleads-guilty-producing-child-pornography-faces-least-15-years-and-30-years Nathan Clark Ward, 56, of Bountiful, Utah, admitted that in some of the videos he lifted the shirt of a minor and in others pulled down the minor’s pants. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/utah-man-pleads-guilty-producing-child-pornography-faces-least-15-years-and-30-years Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah ICE Top 10 most wanted fugitive captured in Provo, Utah https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-top-10-most-wanted-fugitive-captured-provo-utah Guitron-Aguilera has a lengthy criminal history, which includes convictions for criminal sexual conduct — assault with intent to commit sexual penetration, as well as four other misdemeanors including two driving under the influence convictions. Guitron-Aguilera, a field laborer, was convicted of the sex-assault charge on July 13, 1992, in Michigan’s 8th Judicial Circuit, and he was sentenced to five years in prison. Jesus Guitron-Aguilera, 56, from Mexico https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-top-10-most-wanted-fugitive-captured-provo-utah Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah 6 members of an international drug trafficking organization indicted in Utah for their roles in manufacturing fake prescriptions drugs with fentanyl https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/6-members-international-drug-trafficking-organization-indicted-utah-their-roles The following six individuals are charged in this superseding indictment: Aaron Michael Shamo, 27, of Cottonwood Heights, Utah; Drew Wilson Crandall, 30, of Brisbane, Australia; Alexandrya Marie Tonge, 25, and Katherine Lauren Ann Bustin, 26, both of South Jordan, Utah; and Mario Anthony Noble, 28, and Sean Michael Gygi, 27, both of Midvale, Utah. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/6-members-international-drug-trafficking-organization-indicted-utah-their-roles Wed, 05/31/2017 - 13:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah Utah man sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to receiving child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/utah-man-sentenced-15-years-federal-prison-after-pleading-guilty-receiving-child Laron Thomas Zaugg, 50, of Ogden, Utah, reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in December. He admitted that beginning about Aug. 26, 2014, and continuing until about Dec, 5, 2014, he received images and videos of child pornography on his yahoo email account.  https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/utah-man-sentenced-15-years-federal-prison-after-pleading-guilty-receiving-child Fri, 04/21/2017 - 09:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah Multi-million dollar fentanyl smuggling and distribution organization dismantled in Salt Lake City from ICE-initiated investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/multi-million-dollar-fentanyl-smuggling-and-distribution-organization-dismantled-salt Suspect Aaron Michael Shamo admitted to having about $1 million in cash stored in his home safe. Officials also searched a stash location in South Jordan, Utah, as part of this investigation. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/multi-million-dollar-fentanyl-smuggling-and-distribution-organization-dismantled-salt Wed, 11/23/2016 - 16:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah Alleged child rapist from Honduras deported by ICE Salt Lake City officers https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/alleged-child-rapist-honduras-deported-ice-salt-lake-city-officers According to Honduran officials, Marco Antonio Argueta-Rubio, 23, allegedly forced a 13-year-old girl into his vehicle, transported her to a motel and raped her. In June 2016, Argueta-Rubio was apprehended in the Texas Rio Grande Valley while attempting to illegally enter the United States. In July, Honduran officials issued a warrant of arrest for Argueta-Rubio after he failed to report for court proceedings. Marco Antonio Argueta-Rubio , Marco Antonio Argueta-Rubio https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/alleged-child-rapist-honduras-deported-ice-salt-lake-city-officers Wed, 11/23/2016 - 15:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Utah