ICE Headline News Feed by State - Vermont https://www.ice.gov/ ICE Headline News Feed by State en Copyright 2020 Fri, 07 May 2021 18:37:43 -0400 16 charged in Vermont following monthlong drug trafficking probe https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/16-charged-vermont-following-monthlong-drug-trafficking-probe-0 During the month-long operation conducted by federal, state, local, and county officers, and coordinated with federal and state prosecutors, law enforcement arrested or charged 16 individuals, searched three residences, and seized approximately 700 bags of fentanyl and heroin, 100 grams of cocaine base, two firearms, and $4,000 in drug proceeds. Two of the sixteen defendants remained fugitives at the time of the announcement with 14 arrested and in custody. Jason Molina, Acting Special Agent in Charge, HSI Boston expresses appreciation for the strong support and coordination in the multiagency enforcement action as local, state, and federal partners listen at the announcement November14. , Jason Molina, Acting Special Agent in Charge, HSI Boston (left) details the efforts of HSI in the multiagency enforcement action as Assistant U.S. Attorney for Vermont Jonathan Ophardt (right) listens , U.S. Attorney for Vermont Christina Nolan (at podium) announces results of the major local, state, federal anti-narcotics operation while (left to right) Jason Molina, Acting Special Agent in Charge, HSI Boston  and Assistant U.S.Attorney  Jonathan Ophardt listen.  https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/16-charged-vermont-following-monthlong-drug-trafficking-probe-0 Mon, 11/18/2019 - 16:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Vermont Law Enforcement Support Center recognized by Vermont Federal Executive Association https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/law-enforcement-support-center-recognized-vermont-federal-executive-association The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Law Enforcement Support Center Operations Unit Mentoring Team recently received the Excellence in Government Award from the Vermont Federal Executive Association. Pictured left to right is a subset of the full team’s 36 staff members. First Row: Section Chief Staci Davis, Law Enforcement Specialists Richard Dane, Eleanor Allen, Adam Costa, Peggy LaForce, and Lauren Matthei; Second Row: Supervisory Law Enforcement Specialist Shawn Guilmette, Law Enforcement Specialists Bobby McKnight, Andrew Richardson, and Arne Harkonen, Director Linda Past, and Law Enforcement Specialist Shawn Murphy. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/law-enforcement-support-center-recognized-vermont-federal-executive-association Wed, 05/16/2018 - 15:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Vermont ICE Law Enforcement Support Center key component of immigration action https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-law-enforcement-support-center-key-component-immigration-action The unassuming office in Williston, Vermont, supports enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws and plays an important role in the identification of criminal aliens. ICE Law Enforcement Support Center key component of immigration action , ICE Law Enforcement Support Center key component of immigration action , ICE Law Enforcement Support Center key component of immigration action , Law Enforcement Support Center (LESC) , ICE Law Enforcement Support Center key component of immigration action https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-law-enforcement-support-center-key-component-immigration-action Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Vermont 4 Canadian men charged in Vermont ATM fraud scheme https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/4-canadian-men-charged-vermont-atm-fraud-scheme Mathieu Baaklini, 21, Safwan Bensalma, 21, and Brandon Lo, 24, all of Laval, Quebec, and Nicolau Manfredi, 21, of Montreal, were each charged with conspiracy to fraudulently use access devices resulting in the receipt of more than $1,000 in cash. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/4-canadian-men-charged-vermont-atm-fraud-scheme Tue, 10/25/2016 - 13:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Vermont New York man convicted in Vermont for prescription drug trafficking https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/new-york-man-convicted-vermont-prescription-drug-trafficking Michael J. Foreste, aka Beast, 36, of Valley Stream, New York, was convicted on eight counts related to conspiracy and distribution of Oxycodone in Vermont, and two counts of money laundering in a two-week trial that ended Thursday. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/new-york-man-convicted-vermont-prescription-drug-trafficking Mon, 10/17/2016 - 11:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Vermont Vermont restauranteur arrested in connection with seizure of over 80 pounds of heroin https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/vermont-restauranteur-arrested-connection-seizure-over-80-pounds-heroin Marco Antonio Lam Peralta, 42, of South Londonderry, Vermont was arrested Tuesday based upon an arrest warrant for conspiracy to distribute heroin. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/vermont-restauranteur-arrested-connection-seizure-over-80-pounds-heroin Tue, 03/22/2016 - 13:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Vermont NYPD officer charged in oxycodone conspiracy https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/nypd-officer-charged-oxycodone-conspiracy Andre Clarke, 36, from Bronx, New York, was allegedly conspiring to distribute the drugs in Vermont from 2011 through June 2014. Clarke has been employed as a New York City police officer since 2002. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/nypd-officer-charged-oxycodone-conspiracy Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Vermont ICE Tip Line Center honored by Vermont Federal Executive Association https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-tip-line-center-honored-vermont-federal-executive-association “It made me feel very proud to have our team recognized,” said John Canfield, HSI Tip Line Unit Chief. “Every law enforcement agency was represented at the awards and several dignitaries were in attendance. It was a great day for our agency.” ICE Tip Line Center honored by Vermont Federal Executive Association https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-tip-line-center-honored-vermont-federal-executive-association Tue, 05/19/2015 - 14:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Vermont Special agent’s heroic efforts help save elderly man from burning car https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/special-agents-heroic-efforts-help-save-elderly-man-burning-car As a police officer for 14 years before joining ICE, Pandolfi has been a part of his share of rescue efforts. It is because of his experience and preparation that he never wavered that afternoon on the side of the road in Vermont. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/special-agents-heroic-efforts-help-save-elderly-man-burning-car Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Vermont Vt. man sentenced to 60 months imprisonment for receiving child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/vt-man-sentenced-60-months-imprisonment-receiving-child-pornography John Kuhl gave a cell phone to a female minor and coerced her to take explicit photographs of herself and send them to him. Law enforcement began investigating this incident after they learned Kuhl inappropriately touched four other minors during a boat trip in Newport. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/vt-man-sentenced-60-months-imprisonment-receiving-child-pornography Fri, 01/03/2014 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Vermont Vermont man sentenced to 97 months in prison for possession of child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/vermont-man-sentenced-97-months-prison-possession-child-pornography Robert Gray, 37, of Northfield, Vt., had previously pleaded guilty to the charge Sept. 18, 2012. According to court records, a search warrant was executed at Gray's home in Northfield Feb. 24, 2012, at which time two computers used by Gray were seized. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/vermont-man-sentenced-97-months-prison-possession-child-pornography Mon, 01/14/2013 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Vermont TOP STORY: Callers report wide range of suspected criminal activity to HSI Tip Line Unit https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/top-story-callers-report-wide-range-suspected-criminal-activity-hsi-tip-line-unit In Williston, Vt., men and women from the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Tip Line Unit at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are on duty 24/7, 365 days year, receiving tips and quickly routing them to where they need to go. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/top-story-callers-report-wide-range-suspected-criminal-activity-hsi-tip-line-unit Tue, 12/04/2012 - 19:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Vermont TOP STORY: ICE HSI Tip Line generates investigative leads https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/top-story-ice-hsi-tip-line-generates-investigative-leads A human smuggling ring was underway in Austin, Texas. The victims were illegal aliens, taken from their home country without their consent. Human smugglers were holding them ransom until family members paid exorbitant smuggling fees. TOP STORY: ICE HSI Tip Line generates investigative leads https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/top-story-ice-hsi-tip-line-generates-investigative-leads Wed, 01/18/2012 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Vermont Child predator watch: Homeland Security Investigations and law enforcement partners in Vermont protect children https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/child-predator-watch-homeland-security-investigations-and-law-enforcement-partners ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) - working collaboratively with our law enforcement partners including the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Vermont - had numerous prosecutions throughout Vermont in 2011. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/child-predator-watch-homeland-security-investigations-and-law-enforcement-partners Wed, 01/11/2012 - 19:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Vermont National Bulk Cash Smuggling Center expands operations https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/national-bulk-cash-smuggling-center-expands-operations Government officials announced today that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) National Bulk Cash Smuggling Center (BCSC) has expanded its operations center to enhance efforts to combat bulk cash smuggling. National Bulk Cash Smuggling Center expands operations https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/national-bulk-cash-smuggling-center-expands-operations Mon, 12/12/2011 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Vermont Former Vermont high school music teacher sentenced for child porn https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-vermont-high-school-music-teacher-sentenced-child-porn David Runnion, a former conductor of the Vermont Windham Orchestra who also served as a part-time music teacher at Brattleboro High School, was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in federal prison for possession of child pornography. These charges were the result of an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-vermont-high-school-music-teacher-sentenced-child-porn Wed, 11/02/2011 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Vermont