ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin https://www.ice.gov/ ICE Headline News Feed by State en Copyright 2020 Fri, 07 May 2021 18:33:26 -0400 HSI investigated Wisconsin man for CARES Act & access device frauds https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-investigated-wisconsin-man-cares-act-access-device-frauds Ahmad Kanan, 49, Madison, Wisconsin was sentenced 42 months in federal prison and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $147,060. Kanan committed the CARES Act Fraud while under indictment and awaiting trial in the access device fraud case. He pleaded guilty in both cases on October 2, 2020. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-investigated-wisconsin-man-cares-act-access-device-frauds Fri, 04/23/2021 - 16:13 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin Illinois police officer charged with possessing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illinois-police-officer-charged-possessing-child-pornography On May 27, 2020, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Mark A. Paglini residence in Salem, Wisconsin. Illinois police officer charged with possessing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illinois-police-officer-charged-possessing-child-pornography Thu, 05/28/2020 - 14:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin Nigerian citizen sentenced 4.5 years in fraud scheme bilking the elderly https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/nigerian-citizen-sentenced-45-years-fraud-scheme-bilking-elderly While in the United States on a visa, Emmanuel Odiah, 33, a citizen of Nigeria, most recently of Dallas, laundered money for a network of individuals perpetrating computer-based fraud schemes in Nigeria and Ghana. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/nigerian-citizen-sentenced-45-years-fraud-scheme-bilking-elderly Thu, 05/21/2020 - 08:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin Wisconsin school official arrested for sex trafficking, producing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/wisconsin-school-official-arrested-sex-trafficking-producing-child-pornography Daniel Peggs, 32, of Altoona, Wisconsin, was indicted Feb. 12 by a federal grand jury. The indictment, unsealed after his arrest, alleges he recruited a minor to engage in a commercial sex act, and caused the victim to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography using a cell phone. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/wisconsin-school-official-arrested-sex-trafficking-producing-child-pornography Thu, 02/20/2020 - 17:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin Wisconsin man pleads guilty to producing child pornography outside US https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/wisconsin-man-pleads-guilty-producing-child-pornography-outside-us Jeffrey H. Ernisse, 61, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Lynn S. Adelman to two counts of producing child pornography, one count of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor in the Philippines, and one count of possessing child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/wisconsin-man-pleads-guilty-producing-child-pornography-outside-us Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin Wisconsin man sentenced to 21 years in federal prison to sex trafficking girls and young women https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/wisconsin-man-sentenced-21-years-federal-prison-sex-trafficking-girls-and-young-women Paul Carter, 47, of Milwaukee, was sentenced Wednesday to 21 years in prison, reduced by three years for time served.  On Oct. 6, 2017, he pleaded guilty to four counts of sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion, and one count of conspiracy to commit forced labor and sex trafficking. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/wisconsin-man-sentenced-21-years-federal-prison-sex-trafficking-girls-and-young-women Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin 3 sentenced in Wisconsin cyber romance scheme that bilked $14 million from US and Canadian victims https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/3-sentenced-wisconsin-cyber-romance-scheme-bilked-14-million-us-and-canadian-victims Richard Ugbah, 36, a Nigerian citizen living in Atlanta, Georgia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 12 years in federal prison for wire fraud. Ugbah was also ordered to forfeit a Mercedes Benz automobile and two bank accounts. Michael Adegoke, 34, a Nigerian citizen living in Chicago, Illinois, was also sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Jon Whipple, 60, from St. Petersburg, Florida, who was initially a victim of a similar romance fraud scheme, but later participated in the scheme by disseminating counterfeit checks in exchange for small amounts of money, was sentenced to five years of probation. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/3-sentenced-wisconsin-cyber-romance-scheme-bilked-14-million-us-and-canadian-victims Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin Owner of Milwaukee-area gas stations charged with forced labor trafficking https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/owner-milwaukee-area-gas-stations-charged-forced-labor-trafficking According to the indictment, between 2009 and 2011, Harshinder Bhatia, 58, forced and threatened an Indian national woman to work causing her to believe that if she did not perform such labor and services, she would suffer serious harm.  The indictment charges that this crime involved aggravated sexual abuse and was furthered by Bhatia possessing the victim’s passport. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/owner-milwaukee-area-gas-stations-charged-forced-labor-trafficking Mon, 10/30/2017 - 15:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin ICE Milwaukee arrests 16 during operation targeting criminal aliens https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-milwaukee-arrests-16-during-operation-targeting-criminal-aliens All 16 arrested during this operation had been convicted of crimes in the United States and fall within ICE’s enforcement priorities. Their convictions include the following crimes: force/assault with a deadly weapon not firearm — gross bodily injury likely, receiving stolen property, battery, grand theft (auto), drug possession with intent to distribute, and drunk driving. Two were previously deported and two have outstanding deportation orders. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-milwaukee-arrests-16-during-operation-targeting-criminal-aliens Fri, 01/27/2017 - 11:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin Wisconsin man sentenced to 97 months in federal prison for receiving child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/wisconsin-man-sentenced-97-months-federal-prison-receiving-child-pornography Adrian Jaimes, 22, of Nekoosa, Wisconsin, was sentenced Jan. 11 by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to 97 months (eight years and one month) in federal prison, to be followed by 20 years of supervised release. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/wisconsin-man-sentenced-97-months-federal-prison-receiving-child-pornography Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin Milwaukee man pleads guilty to sex trafficking, related crimes https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/milwaukee-man-pleads-guilty-sex-trafficking-related-crimes Paul Carter, 46, of Milwaukee, pleaded guilty in the Eastern District of Wisconsin Nov. 21 to eight counts of sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion and one count of conspiracy to commit forced labor and sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/milwaukee-man-pleads-guilty-sex-trafficking-related-crimes Tue, 11/22/2016 - 11:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin 2 Milwaukee men charged in federal court with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization - ISIL https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/2-milwaukee-men-charged-federal-court-attempting-provide-material-support-foreign Jason Michael Ludke, 35, of Milwaukee, was charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to provide material support or resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a designated foreign terrorist organization commonly referred to as ISIL, ISIS or the Islamic State. Yosvany Padilla-Conde, 30, also of Milwaukee, was charged in the same complaint with aiding and abetting Ludke’s attempt to provide material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization, ISIL. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/2-milwaukee-men-charged-federal-court-attempting-provide-material-support-foreign Fri, 10/14/2016 - 13:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin 4-time deported Mexican man sentenced in Wisconsin to 15 months in federal prison for illegally re-entering US https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/4-time-deported-mexican-man-sentenced-wisconsin-15-months-federal-prison-illegally-re Jesus Salazar-Martinez, 30, a Mexican national who was illegally residing in Baraboo, Wisconsin, was sentenced Sept. 13 by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 15 months in federal prison for illegally re-entering the United States after having been deported. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/4-time-deported-mexican-man-sentenced-wisconsin-15-months-federal-prison-illegally-re Tue, 09/13/2016 - 13:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin 4-time deported Mexican man sentenced in Wisconsin to nearly 4 years in federal prison for illegally re-entering US https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/4-time-deported-mexican-man-sentenced-wisconsin-nearly-4-years-federal-prison Rolando Reyes-Cruz, 49, a Mexico national who was residing in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, was sentenced July 6 by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to 46 months in federal prison for illegally re-entering the United States after having been deported, which is a felony. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/4-time-deported-mexican-man-sentenced-wisconsin-nearly-4-years-federal-prison Wed, 07/06/2016 - 14:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin Mexican man sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for illegally re-entering US after being deported https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mexican-man-sentenced-30-months-federal-prison-illegally-re-entering-us-after-being Jose Santiago-Cruz, 38, of Oaxaca, Mexico, was sentenced June 23 by U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb to 30 months in federal prison for illegally re-entering the United States after having been deported, which is a felony.  https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mexican-man-sentenced-30-months-federal-prison-illegally-re-entering-us-after-being Thu, 06/23/2016 - 13:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin Wisconsin man charged with producing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/wisconsin-man-charged-producing-child-pornography Adrian Jaimes, 21, from Nekoosa, Wisconsin, is charged with using and persuading a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography.   https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/wisconsin-man-charged-producing-child-pornography Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin Nigerian woman sentenced in Wisconsin to 10 years for bilking her victims out of more than $2.3 million in Internet-dating fraud scheme https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/nigerian-woman-sentenced-wisconsin-10-years-bilking-her-victims-out-more-23-million Sally Iriri, 33, a Nigerian national who was living in Chicago, was sentenced Nov. 20 by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson, Western District of Wisconsin, for wire fraud. Iriri’s co-defendant, Michael Adegoke, 33, also a Nigerian national, was arrested in Atlanta Nov. 3. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/nigerian-woman-sentenced-wisconsin-10-years-bilking-her-victims-out-more-23-million Fri, 11/20/2015 - 13:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin Wisconsin man sentenced to 18 months in prison for passing forged postal notes https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/wisconsin-man-sentenced-18-months-prison-passing-forged-postal-notes Robert James Zoellner, 52, of Ripon, Wisconsin, was sentenced Oct. 22 by Chief U.S. District Judge William C. Griesbach. Zoellner previously pleaded guilty to a single count of passing forged postal notes. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/wisconsin-man-sentenced-18-months-prison-passing-forged-postal-notes Fri, 10/23/2015 - 16:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin Mexican national sentenced to 2 years in federal prison for illegal re-entry https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mexican-national-sentenced-2-years-federal-prison-illegal-re-entry Carlos Valencia-Zepeda, 34, of Mexico, was sentenced Sept. 9 by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 18 months in federal prison for illegally reentering the United States after having been deported, which is a felony. Valencia-Zepeda pleaded guilty to the charge July 7. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mexican-national-sentenced-2-years-federal-prison-illegal-re-entry Thu, 09/10/2015 - 11:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin 3 young missing Wisconsin children located and returned safely from Mexico https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/3-young-missing-wisconsin-children-located-and-returned-safely-mexico Angela S. Gasca, 10, and her siblings Diana K., 8, and Damian G., 2, went missing Feb. 5 and were believed to be endangered. The children were in the company of their mother, Amanda Ibarra Gasca, and Ivan Ruiz. All attempts to locate the children locally were unsuccessful. It was suspected that Gasca and Ruiz fled the United States with the three children to escape authorities and arrest warrants issued for Ruiz related to child abuse charges. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/3-young-missing-wisconsin-children-located-and-returned-safely-mexico Fri, 05/15/2015 - 15:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin Canadian man sentenced in Wisconsin to 2 years in federal prison for illegally re-entering US https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/canadian-man-sentenced-wisconsin-2-years-federal-prison-illegally-re-entering-us Donald Splonick, 65, of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, was sentenced April 24 by U.S. District Judge William Conley to 24 months in federal prison for illegally re-entering the United States after having been deported, which is a felony. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/canadian-man-sentenced-wisconsin-2-years-federal-prison-illegally-re-entering-us Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin Nigerian woman charged with Wisconsin wire fraud scheme https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/nigerian-woman-charged-wisconsin-wire-fraud-scheme Sally Iriri, 32, a Nigerian national who was living in Chicago, is charged in a three-count indictment with wire fraud. The indictment alleges that from October 2013 to March 2015 she and others not named in the indictment devised a fraud scheme in which they targeted victims by creating fake profiles on Internet dating services. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/nigerian-woman-charged-wisconsin-wire-fraud-scheme Thu, 04/23/2015 - 13:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin Mexican citizen sentenced for illegally re-entering the US https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mexican-citizen-sentenced-illegally-re-entering-us Raul Vivas-Ceja was deported from the United States on Oct. 8, 2010. He illegally re-entered the country and was again deported Sept. 28, 2012, after serving a 12-month sentence for a felony related to fleeing and eluding conviction in Dane County, Wisconsin. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mexican-citizen-sentenced-illegally-re-entering-us Mon, 03/30/2015 - 09:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin Mexican national sentenced in Wisconsin to 3½ years in federal prison for illegally re-entering US https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mexican-national-sentenced-wisconsin-3-12-years-federal-prison-illegally-re-entering Ramiro Varela-Garcia, 38, a Mexican national who was living in Cambridge, Wisconsin, was sentenced March 16 by U.S. District Judge William Conley to 42 months in federal prison for illegally re-entering the United States after having been deported, which is a felony. Varela-Garcia pleaded guilty to this charge Dec. 19, 2014. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mexican-national-sentenced-wisconsin-3-12-years-federal-prison-illegally-re-entering Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin Chinese national charged in Wisconsin with drug trafficking https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/chinese-national-charged-wisconsin-drug-trafficking On Dec. 19, 2014, a federal grand jury returned a three-count sealed indictment charging Tian with importing a controlled substance and manufacturing a controlled substance knowing it would be unlawfully imported into the United States from China. This indictment was unsealed following Tian’s arrest. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/chinese-national-charged-wisconsin-drug-trafficking Mon, 03/16/2015 - 15:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Wisconsin