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2014 Diplomatic Security Press Releases
-10/02/14  21 Year Fugitive Sentenced On 1992 Tax Fraud Charges; San Francisco, CA
-09/19/14  Alcala Pleads Guilty To Two Charges In Visa Fraud Case; Sentenced To 56 Months In Federal Prison; Salt Lake City, UT
-09/19/14  Previously Deported Mexican National Pleads Guilty To Aggravated ID Theft And Drug And Firearms Offenses; Sacramento, CA
-09/17/14  Second Colombian National Pleads Guilty To Kidnapping And Murder 0f DEA Agent Terry Watson; Washington, DC
-09/16/14  International Cooperation Against Counterfeit Currency and Travel Documents Focus of INTERPOL Meeting; Lyon, France
-09/05/14  Italian National and Previously Convicted Felon Arrested for Unlawful Reentry; Boston, MA
-09/04/14  N.J. Man Pleads Guilty to Operating Fraudulent Visa and Payroll Scheme to Facilitate Illegal Immigration; Washington, DC
-09/03/14  Colombian National Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping and Murder of DEA Agent Terry Watson; Washington, DC
-08/19/14  Businessman Sentenced To Prison And Ordered To Forfeit $100,000 For High-Technology Worker Visa Fraud; San Jose, CA
-07/22/14  Turkish Man Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Counterfeit Cancer Drugs; St. Louis, MO
-07/19/14  Fugitive Neil Stammer in Custody; Albuquerque, NM
-07/17/14  21-Year Fugitive Pleads Guilty For Failing To Appear for 1993 Court Appearance; San Francisco, CA
-07/14/14  Diplomatic Security Returns Nevada Fugitive from the Philippines; Washington, DC
-07/03/14  Brooklyn Man Convicted Of Conspiracy To Commit Honor Killings In Pakistan; Brooklyn, NY
-07/02/14  21-Year Fugitive Found Through Facebook Makes Court Appearance; San Francisco, CA
-07/02/14  7 Colombian Nationals Charged in Connection with the Murder of a DEA Agent Extradited to the United States; Washington, DC
-07/02/14  International Employee Recruiter Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Visa Fraud; Greenbelt, MD
-06/02/14  Fugitive Convicted in Fiery 1998 DUI Crash that Injured Trooper Captured in Panama; Miami, FL
-05/29/14  Five Individuals Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Participating In Student Visa And Financial Aid Fraud Schemes; New York, NY
-05/28/14  Former Denver Woman Pleads Guilty To Charges Related To Identity Theft; Denver, CO
-05/23/14  Lebanese Man Convicted of Attempted Naturalization Fraud; Detroit, MI
-05/22/14  Last Defendant Sentenced In Marriage Fraud Scheme; Sacramento, CA
-05/21/14  U.S. Marshals, INTERPOL Nab Fugitive from Hungary in Florida; Washington, DC
-05/20/14  Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Smuggle and Traffic Counterfeit Viagra Tablets; Washington, DC
-05/19/14  Anchorage Woman Arraigned On Identity Theft, Passport, Permanent Dividend Fund, And Benefits Fraud; Anchorage, AK
-05/15/14  Attorney Indicted for Defrauding Two International Companies out of Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars; Newark, NJ
-04/28/14  Attorney, Others Named in Superseding Indictment Alleging Money Laundering Related to Marijuana Cultivation and Distribution; Denver, CO
-04/24/14  Previously Deported Mexican National Charged with Passport Fraud, Aggravated ID Theft, Drug and Firearm Offense; Sacramento, CA
-04/17/14  Former Denver Woman Appears on Charges Related to Aggravated Identity Theft; Denver, CO
-04/15/14  Bill A. Miller Named Director of the Diplomatic Security Service and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security; Washington, DC
-04/02/14  Former Federal Contract Employee Sentenced to 13 Months In Prison For Disclosing National Defense Information; Washington, DC
-04/01/14  Cupertino Businessman Pleads Guilty To High-Tech Worker Visa Fraud; San Jose, CA
-03/28/14  FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Juan Elias Garcia Now in Custody; New York, NY
-03/14/14  250th San Francisco Bay Area Resident Charged With Federal Passport Offense; San Francisco, CA
-03/06/14  Former English Tutor Sentenced for Sexually Exploiting Children in China and the United States; Washington, DC
-03/05/14  Alexandria, Va., Couple Arrested on Immigration Charges for Harboring Domestic Servant in Their Home; Washington, DC
-02/11/14  Four Employees of Adoption Services Provider Charged with Conspiracy to Defraud the United States in Connection with Ethiopia Operations; Washington, DC
-02/11/14  Highlands Ranch man sentenced for forced labor and trafficking in forced labor as well as other offenses; Denver, CO
-02/06/14  Former Rosedale Resident Sentenced To 27 Years In Prison For Armed Robbery Of A Business Resulting In The Owner's Death; Baltimore, MD
-02/05/14  Five Individuals Charged with Immigration Fraud; Miami, FL
-01/24/14  Dominican Man Sentenced for Social Security and Passport Fraud; Boston, MA
-01/24/14  Dominican Man Sentenced for Social Security and Passport Fraud; Boston, MA
-01/21/14  Da Vance: Naval Academy Graduate Indicted For $1 Million Ponzi Scheme; New York, NY
-01/17/14  Alleged Fraudster Apprehended In Puerto Vallarta; San Francisco, CA
-01/14/14  Gregory B. Starr Sworn in as Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security; Washington, DC
-01/06/14  Individual Suspected of Damaging the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China Office in San Francisco Arrested; San Francisco, CA

2013 Diplomatic Security Press Releases
-12/30/13  Defendants sentenced in $25 Million Tax Fraud and Drug Conspiracy; Anchorage, AK
-12/30/13  Massachusetts Native Named to Head the Boston Field Office of the U.S. State Department's Diplomatic Security Service; Washington, DC
-12/26/13  Diplomatic Security Service Arrests Nine for Passport Fraud in California's Central Valley in 2013; Bureau of Diplomatic Security; San Francisco, CA
-12/19/13  Man Using False Identity Arrested for Sex Trafficking in Miami and Australia; Miami, FL
-12/12/13  Former Teacher Pleads Guilty to Production of Child Pornography and Other Charges Following Federal Investigation; Washington, DC
-12/12/13  San Diego Man Who Allegedly Stole Identities of Deceased Children Charged with Indentity Theft, Tax Evasion, False Statements to Banks; San Diego, CA
-12/11/13  Eric Bartoli Arrested In Peru After A Decade As A Fugitive; Cleveland, OH
-11/26/13  Richmond Man Pleads Guilty To Investment Fraud; Richmond, VA
-11/21/13  Hungarian Woman Sentenced to One Year in Prison For Her Role in International Internet-Based Fraud Scheme; Washington, DC
-11/19/13  Conviction in 1998 Cold Case Homicide of Peace Corps/Gabon Volunteer Karen Phillips; Libreville, Gabon
-11/14/13  California Man Indicted For Passport Fraud And Identification Fraud; Sacramento, CA
-11/14/13  Massachusetts Man Arrested for Conspiring to Produce False ID; Boston, MA
-11/07/13  Dominican Man Pleads Guilty to Social Security and Passport Fraud; Boston, MA
-11/06/13  U.S. Citizen In Cuba Returns To The United States And Is Arrested For 1984 Air Piracy Charge; Miami, FL
-11/06/13  U.S. Consulate Official Pleads Guilty to Receiving More Than $3 Million in Bribes in Exchange for Visas; Washington, DC
-10/30/13  Indian Corporation Pays Record Amount To Settle Allegations Of Systemic Visa Fraud And Abuse Of Immigration Processes; Plano, TX
-10/30/13  Previously Deported Alien Pleads Guilty to Stealing the Identitiy of a Deceased Toddler While Fraudullently Seeking a U.S. Passport; Sacramento, ca
-10/22/13  New York Native Named to Head the New York Field Office of the U.S. State Department's Diplomatic Security Service; Washington, DC
-10/02/13  Former English Tutor Pleads Guilty to Sexual Exploitation of Children in China and the United States; Washington, DC
-09/20/13  Diplomatic Security Special Agent Honored by Government of Albania for Police Support; Washington, DC
-09/18/13  Malian National Indicted In Brooklyn Federal Court For Murder Of U.S. Diplomat; Brooklyn, NY
-09/13/13  N.J. Tax Preparer Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Filing Phony Income Tax Returns and Becoming a U.S. Citizen by Fraud; Camden, NJ
-09/03/13  Two Charged in Visa Fraud Conspiracy; Houston, TX
-08/27/13  N.J. Man Arrested for Making False Report of Kidnapping of Online "Teenage Girl" to U.S. Embassy; Newark, NJ
-08/06/13  Mexican National Pleads Guilty to Making False Statement to Obtain a U.S. Passport; Boise, ID
-08/06/13  Two Arrested for Smuggling Counterfeit Viagra; Houston, TX
-08/01/13  Djanson Convicted By Jury Of 3 Counts Of Providing False Information; Alexandria, VA
-07/25/13  California Woman Indicted Using A U.S. Passport Obtained Through Stolen Identity; Fresno, CA
-07/18/13  Six Colombian Nationals Charged with Murder of DEA Agent; Washington, DC
-07/01/13  Colorado Man Found Guilty of Human Trafficking and Other Offenses; Denver, CO
-06/19/13  'Landlords from Hell' Defendants Plead Guilty to 4 Felonies, Will Receive 4 Years & 4 Months State Prison Sentence; San Francisco, CA
-06/14/13  Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Foreign Labor Violations; Springfield, MO
-06/08/13  International Fugitive Wanted for 1979 Chicago Murder Arrested After Landing in O'Hare; Chicago, IL
-06/04/13  Joint Terrorism Task Force in Seattle Launches Rewards for Justice Campaign; Seattle, WA
-06/04/13  U.S. Foreign Service Officer Charged With Conspiracy; Washington, DC
-05/30/13  Sacramento Man Indicted for Passport Fraud, Social Security Fraud,Theft of Government Property, and Aggravated Identity Theft; Washington, DC
-05/20/13  McHenry Man Arrested for Allegedly Threatening US Embassy Officials in Serbia and Serbians in Chicago Over Visa Dispute; Chicago, IL
-05/16/13  INTERPOL Red Notice facilitates arrest of fugitive sex offender wanted in Texas; Washington, DC
-05/08/13  HSI Arrests Two Sisters from Mexico Suspected of Lying on US Passport Applications; El Paso, TX
-05/07/13  Nationwide Sweep by U.S. Marshals Puts 345 Dangerous Sex Offenders Behind Bars; Washington, D.C.
-05/07/13  Treasury Designates Sinaloa Cartel Plaza Bosses; Washington, DC
-04/23/13  FBI Top Ten Fugitive Now in Custody; Washington, DC
-04/19/13  Massachusetts Man Convicted of Passport Fraud; Boston, MA
-04/18/13  San Diego Man Who Stole Identities of Deceased Children Charged with Passport Fraud; San Diego, CA
-04/17/13  20 Defendants Charged in Separate Schemes to Defraud Immigration by Posing as Cuban Citizens; Miami, FL
-04/12/13  Ten Bay Area Residents Charged With Federal Passport Offenses; San Francisco, CA
-04/11/13  America's Most Wanted Fugitive Located in Medellin, Colombia; Scranton, PA
-04/11/13  Two Sentenced, Two Plead Guilty in $5 Million Conspiracy to Provide Thousands of Identity Documents to Illegal Aliens; Kansas City, MO
-04/09/13  New Jersey Tax Preparer Admits Filing Fraudulent Income Tax Returns and Becoming U.S. Citizen by Ffraud; Camden, NJ
-04/01/13  Bakersfield Man Pleads Guilty To Passport Fraud; Fresno, CA
-03/29/13  Cupertino Businessman Charged With High-Tech Worker Visa Fraud; San Jose, CA
-03/28/13  Pennsylvania Mother Of Three Charged With Passport Fraud; Harrisburg, PA
-03/13/13  Diplomatic Security Service Agents Help Locate and Arrest Seattle Fugitive in the Philippines; Washington, DC
-03/12/13  Former Fugitive Indicted by a Federal Grand Jury after His Capture in Grenada; Boston, MA
-03/12/13  Pennsylvania Couple Charged in Tax Refund Scam Involving Stolen Hospital Patient Information; Philiadelphia, PA
-03/08/13  Defendant in Children Charity Fraud Case Pleads Guilty; Grand Rapids, MI
-03/07/13  Mastermind of Marriage Fraud Scheme Pleads Guilty; Sacramento, CA
-03/05/13  Former U.S. Consulate Guard Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison For Attempting to Communicate National Defense Information to China; Washington, DC
-03/04/13  FBI Reunites Children with Mother After 18 Months in Captivity; San Jose, CA
-02/26/13  U.S. Department of State Heroism Award Presented to Special Agent Clifton Jeffery; Washington, DC
-02/26/13  U.S. Department of State Heroism Award Presented to Special Agent Matthew Perry; Washington, DC
-02/15/13  Florida Woman Sentenced to Prison for Obstruction of Justice in Relation to Her Husband's Disappearance; Washington, DC
-02/14/13  U.S. Department of State Heroism Award Presented to Special Agent Philip Rand; Washington, DC
-02/01/13  U.S. Department of State Heroism Award Presented to Special Agent Christopher Bilodeau; Washington, DC
-01/29/13  Dominican National Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison for Leading Role in Identity Trafficking Scheme; Washington, DC
-01/23/13  New Jersey Woman Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison for Trafficking the Identities of Puerto Rican U.S. Citizens; Washington, DC
-01/11/13  Former State Department Employee Sentenced To 30 Months in Prison for Carrying Out Identity Theft Scam; Washington, DC
-01/09/13  Fugitive James Hector Acala Arrested at California Port of Entry Attempting to Re-enter the United States; Salt Lake City, UT
-01/04/13  Irish National Sentenced, Faces Deportation Proceedings for Falsely Representing U.S. Citizenship; Providence, RI
-  N.J. Tax Preparer Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Filing Phony Income Tax Returns and Becoming a U.S. Citizen by Fraud; Camden, NJ


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