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Honduran National Charged with Assaulting Border Patrol Agents in Texas

A Honduran national who was shot while being pursued by Border Patrol agents in Texas has been charged with assault announced the Justice Department on Wednesday. In Del Rio Texas, federal authorities filed a criminal complaint against 48–year-old Honduran National Leivin Pineda for allegedly assaulting a Border Patrol agent over the weekend near Eagle Pass reports United States Attorney John Bash ...

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Two Illegal Aliens Arrested in Massive Counterfeit Bank Card Scam in St. Louis

Two illegal aliens were arrested on August 28 in an immense counterfeit bank card scheme in St. Louis County. The United States Attorney’s Office has sought detention of Madalin and Solomes as it appears neither is legally in the United States. According to the Department of Justice, Mrejucia Madalin was traveling under a counterfeit Belgian passport in the name of another.  Laszlo Solomes ...

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Dominican National Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Passport Fraud

An illegal immigrant from the Dominican Republic pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to passport fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. Alejandro Valera, 40, a Dominican national residing in Mattapan, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to knowingly making false statements in applying for a U.S. passport, Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV said at a scheduling hearing. “On ...

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3-Time-Deportee Convicted of Illegal Re-Entry and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

A Mexican national was convicted of illegal re-entry and failure to register as a sex offender according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida. A federal jury found Ramon Lopez-Alvarado (58), a citizen of Mexico, guilty of one count of illegal re-entry into the United States. Prior to trial, Lopez-Alvarado also pleaded guilty to one count ...

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South Carolina Teen Convicted After Attempting to Join ISIS

Zakaryia Abdin, 19, of South Carolina, pleaded guilty on August 6, 2018, to attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. According to a press release from the Justice Department, Abdin began his efforts on Jan. 3, 2017, when he created a social media account to attempt to join ...

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Guatemalan Man Admits to Robbing Bank and Threatening Employee With a Pipe Bomb

Eddie Estuardo Galindo-Mendez, age 44, a Guatemalan citizen, pleaded guilty on Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge D. Gordon Bryant, Jr., to bank robbery through the threatened use of a pipe bomb, announced Erin Nealy Cox, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. Galindo-Mendez has been in custody since his arrest in March and will remain in federal custody. Galindo-Mendez faces a ...

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Nigerian Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Stealing $250K in Sweepstakes Scheme

A Nigerian national was sentenced by a federal judge in Louisville to 15 years in prison for his participation in a sweepstakes scam, reports the U.S. Attorneys office for the Western District of Kentucky. The scam resulted in more than 50 victims sending Kingsley Ekpendu cash in the mail, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman. Ekpendu pleaded ...

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Mexican National Sentenced for Immigration Offense

The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Duane Evans, announced Tuesday that Joel Flores- Gonzales, age 42, a native of Mexico, was sentenced after pleading guilty to a one-count indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien. “United States District Court Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced Flores-Gonzales to eight months of imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised release, ...

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