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Mexican Citizen in U.S. Guilty of Food Stamps Fraud: Ordered to Pay $1.5M

Raul Carlos Monarca-Gonzalez, a Mexican citizen, 40, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and three years supervised release on Friday in federal court in Hartford, Connecticut, in connection with a massive food stamp fraud scheme, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney’s office.

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Smuggler Gets 20 Years for Assaulting Border Patrol Agent

LAREDO, Texas — A U.S. citizen from this border city who was found guilty of assaulting a U.S. Border Patrol agent while smuggling roughly five pounds of crystal meth will spend almost 20 years in prison.

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Jury ‘Hopelessly Deadlocked’ in LA County Sheriff Lee Baca Trial

A mistrial was declared in the trial of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy “Lee” Baca, who was indicted for working to thwart an FBI criminal investigation into inmate abuse within his jails, after jurors told the federal judge they were “hopelessly deadlocked,” 11-1.

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Indictment: ISIS Supporter in Ohio Urged ‘Brothers’ to Behead 100 U.S. Soldiers

An Akron, Ohio, Muslim man, who has “repeatedly professed” his support for the Islamic State (ISIL/ISIS), was charged with multiple criminal offenses for urging his “brothers residing in America” to behead 100 U.S. service members whose names and addresses he posted on social media, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).


11 Chinese ‘Maternity Tourists’ Charged After Fleeing U.S., Owners Still Free

Federal arrest warrants were issued for eleven Chinese nationals last week, targeting clients of so-called “maternity tourism” businesses who had fled back to China after being ordered to stay in the U.S. as material witnesses. None of the the owners of the three maternity tourism operations raided in early March have yet been charged for any crime, according to the Orange County Register.

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Women Busted in ‘Birth Tourism’ Raid Vow to Stay in USA and Fight

After having been busted for a scheme to have U.S. citizen babies here, Chinese women are fighting to stay in the country despite allegedly committing visa fraud.ving been busted for the practice, they are fighting to stay in the country despite allegedly committing visa fraud.

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