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7 charged with laundering drug trafficking proceeds between US, South America

NEW YORK — Owners and employees of multiple Long Island and Miami import-export businesses were arrested Thursday following an investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York’s Long Island Office with Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, New York (IRS-CI). Enayatullah Khwaja, also known as “Nat,” Abdulrahman Khwaja, Rani Rahimi, Shikeba Rhamatzada, Roberto Saenz, ...

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Former Owner of Dominican Republic Bank Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Money Laundering Conspiracy

A former owner of Banco Peravia bank in the Dominican Republic was sentenced to three years in prisontoday for his role in a billion-dollar money laundering scheme involving currency exchange. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan of the Southern District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge Mark Selby of ...

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ICE removes man wanted in China for financial scheme

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers removed a fugitive citizen of China Wednesday who was wanted by Chinese authorities for occupational embezzlement. Quanguan Zheng, 61, a Chinese citizen, entered the United States lawfully, on May 24, 2015, at the Newark International Airport. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) admitted Zheng to the ...

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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Delivers Remarks in Nashville on Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis | OPA

Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank you, Don for that kind introduction and thank you for your nearly six years of service to the Department of Justice and for your service as a state prosecutor in Alabama.  Thank you also for your nine years of service in the Army Rangers and Army Special Forces.  That’s probably the only kind of ...

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Arms trafficker found guilty of conspiring to supply and use anti-aircraft missiles after pleading guilty to other arms offenses

LOS ANGELES – A federal jury has convicted a black-market arms dealer of conspiring to acquire, transfer and use missiles and missile systems designed to shoot down aircraft. Rami Najm Asad-Ghanem, 52, who was commonly known as Rami Ghanem, a naturalized United States citizen who was living in Egypt at the time of the offenses, was found guilty of the ...

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South Texas Doctor Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Role in a Fraudulent Medical Clinic | OPA

A Houston, Texas doctor was sentenced to 60 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release today for his role in a fraudulent medical clinic that ran costly, unnecessary diagnostic tests. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick of the Southern District of Texas, Special Agent in Charge Perrye ...

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ICE seeks victims of 3-time convicted criminal who posed as immigration attorney, defrauded legal and illegal aliens

EL PASO, Texas — Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) are seeking possible additional fraud victims of three-time convicted criminal who pleaded guilty Nov. 8 to defrauding numerous legal and illegal aliens. Federico Garcia Jr., 44, who had worked for the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) at the ports of entry ...

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South Florida Pharmacist Sentenced to Over Six Years in Prison for Role in $5 Million Compounding Pharmacy Scheme | OPA

A South Florida pharmacist was sentenced to 78 months in prison today for his role in a $5 million compounding pharmacy scheme. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan of the Southern District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge George L. Piro of the FBI’s Miami Field Office, Special Agent ...

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Pennsylvania man charged with child pornography charges

PHILADELPHIA — On Nov. 15, 2018, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced that an Oxford, Pennsylvania man, was charged with two counts of distribution of child pornography, one count of receipt of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography, following an investigation by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland ...

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South Florida Pharmacist Sentenced to More Than Six Years in Prison for Role in $3.4 Million Compounding Pharmacy Scheme | OPA

A pharmacist licensed by the State of Florida was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for her participation in a scheme involving the payment of approximately $3.4 million in fraudulent claims by TRICARE, Medicare, and private insurance programs for compounded creams that were medically unnecessary, procured through illegal kickbacks, and otherwise not eligible for reimbursement.  Assistant Attorney General Brian ...

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Virginia Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Possession Of Child Pornography | OPA

A Virginia Beach man was sentenced to 120 months in prison today, to be followed by 20 years of supervised release for possession of child pornography, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger for the Eastern District of Virginia. Mark Earle Johnson, 61, pleaded guilty on Aug. 27, ...

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Performer Tekashi 6ix 9ine, 5 others charged with racketeering and firearms offenses in New York

NEW YORK — Six gang members and associates of the violent New York City gang, “Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods”, also known as “Nine Trey,” were charged Monday following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the New York Field Division of the Bureau ...

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Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein Delivers Remarks at the American Conference Institute’s 35th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act | OPA

Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank you, Sandra [Moser]. I appreciate your exceptional work for the Department of Justice. As the chief of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section, Sandra leads our efforts to enforce the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. And she has helped to develop and implement many policy improvements. It is nice to be in a room with so ...

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MS-13 gang member, Interpol fugitive arrested under Operation Matador removed to El Salvador

NEW YORK — A female MS-13 gang member wanted to face charges in El Salvador was arrested under Operation Matador in March, pursuant to an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations.  She was removed Nov. 16 to El Salvador by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).  Milessa Cortez-Granados, 32, an active MS-13 gang member, initially ...

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Navy to Commission Guided-Missile Destroyer Thomas Hudner

IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Navy will commission its newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), during a 10:00 a.m. EST ceremony at Flynn Cruiseport in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday, Dec. 1. The future USS Thomas Hudner honors naval aviator and Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Thomas J. Hudner Jr. President Harry S. Truman awarded the Medal of Honor ...

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