2011 Diplomatic Security Press Releases

12/28/11 Diplomatic Security Service Arrests Nine on Passport Fraud; San Francisco, Calif.
12/28/11 Russian National Sentenced to 48 Months in Federal Prison for Aggravated Identity Theft, Passport & Wire Fraud; Providence, RI
12/21/11 Former Branson Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Visa Fraud Scheme; Springfield, MO
12/20/11 Former Branson Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Visa Fraud Scheme; Springfield, Mo.
12/14/11 Illegal Immigrant Sentenced for Benefits Fraud; Yakima, Washington
12/07/11 Coldwater Residents Arrested In Identity Theft Scheme; Oxford, MS
12/01/11 Barrio Azteca Gang Associates Plead Guilty in El Paso to Racketeering Conspiracy; Washington, DC
11/30/11 Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges 20 Individuals for Participating in Scheme to Recruit Illegal Immigrants to Work in Adult Entertainment Clubs Controlled by La Cosa Nostra; New York, NY
11/23/11 Egyptian Couple Indicted for Forced Labor; Alexandria, VA
11/03/11 Two Dozen Members and Associates of Belizean Bloods Street Gang Facing Federal Narcotics and Passport Fraud Charges; Chicago, Illinois
10/21/11 Six Indicted for Scheme to Obtain Government Identity Documents for Illegal Aliens; Richmond, VA
10/11/11 Hercules Man Sentenced for Filing False Tax Returns, Illegally Obtaining Citizenship; San Francisco, Calif.
10/06/11 State Department Employee Indicted on Domestic Battery Charge for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon; Washington, DC
09/28/11 Former Guard Charged with Attempting to Communicate National Defense Information to People's Republic of China; Washington, D.C.
09/20/11 U.S. Marshals Announce the Extradition of Lionel Scott Harris; San Francisco, Calif.
08/25/11 Former Anchorage police officer sentenced for passport fraud and making false claim to United States citizenship; Anchorage, Alaska
08/24/11 Florida Woman Charged With Witness Tampering, False Statements and Obstruction of Justice in Relation to Her Husband's Disappearance; Washington, DC
08/22/11 Fifteen More Bay Area Residents Charged with Federal Passport Offenses; San Francisco, CA
08/15/11 Clovis Real Estate Broker Sentenced To Maximum Term of Imprisonment for Tax Fraud; Fresno, Calif
08/12/11 Repeat Identity Thief Sentenced to Prison for Passport Fraud; Western District, WA
07/26/11 Fourteen Charged in Marriage Fraud Scheme; Sacramento, Calif.
07/15/11 Mexican Citizen Convicted of Receiving Supplemental Security Income and Food Stamps Illegally; Yakima, WA
07/12/11 Mexican National Indicted for Passport Fraud and Making a False Claim of US Citizenship; McALLEN, TX
07/07/11 Armor Group North America and Its Affiliates Pay $7.5 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations; Washington, DC
06/23/11 Diplomatic Security Helps Locate and Return Fugitive Sex Offender to the United States; San Francisco, Calif
06/20/11 Three people charged for using fraudulent passports; Queensland, Australia
06/10/11 Illegal Alien Sentenced in Federal Court for Drug Trafficking and Passport Fraud; Anchorage, AK
06/10/11 Navy Deserter Sentenced In Federal Court For Passport Fraud; Anchorage, AK
06/09/11 San Fernando Valley Man Arrested in Visa Fraud Scheme; Los Angeles, CA
06/02/11 Diplomatic Security Locates and Helps Return a San Francisco Fugitive; San Francisco, CA
05/31/11 Diplomatic Security Service Agents Locate and Return Nathan Kent Lumbard to the United States to Face Federal Charges for Passport Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft; Washington, DC
05/31/11 Former Seattle Area Resident Sentenced To Three Years in Prison for Aggravated Identity Theft and Passport Fraud; Western District of Washington, WA
05/27/11 Providing False Information on Passport Application Leads to Federal Prosecutions; Salt Lake City, UT
05/26/11 Salinas Man Sentenced to 57 Months for Dealing Firearms Without a License; San Jose, CA
05/14/11 Six Individuals Charged for Providing Material Support to the Pakistani Taliban; Miami, FL
05/13/11 Convicted drug trafficker sentenced to prison for using stolen identity to renew passport; Tucson, AZ
05/13/11 Fredericksburg Native Honored by U.S. Justice Department; Washington, DC
05/13/11 Mechanicsville Native Honored by U.S. Justice Department; Washington, DC
05/13/11 Morgantown Native Honored by U.S. Justice Department; Washington, DC
05/11/11 Plea Hearing in United States v. Bruce A. Reid; Syracuse, NY
05/09/11 Antiguan Man Arraigned on Federal Identity and Government Benefit Fraud Charges; Portland, ME
05/06/11 Paso Robles Couple Plead Guilty to Harboring Filipino Aliens Who Were Smuggled into U.S. and worked under abusive conditions at Elder Care facilities; Central District of California, CA
05/02/11 Former Carson City/Incline Village Resident Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for False Passport Offense; Reno, NV
04/27/11 Sex Offender Captured and Indicted; Boston, MA
04/22/11 Anchorage Police Officer Charged With Passport Fraud; Anchorage, AK
03/29/11 North Dallas man who fled to Belize to avoid prosecution is extradited and pleads guilty to federal felony offense; Dallas, TX
03/25/11 Concord Businessman Sentenced to Prison for High-Tech Worker Visa Fraud; Oakland, Calif
03/25/11 Fort Lauderale Man Sentenced to Thirty Years Imprisonment After Being Convicted of Child Enticement and Transportation of a Minor; Miami, FL
03/22/11 Northfield man sentenced for using another's identity to commit passport fraud, Social Security fraud; St. Paul, MN
03/21/11 U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted Fugitive Jessica Tata Captured in Nigeria; Washington, DC
03/09/11 Thirty-Five Members and Associates of Barrio Azteca Gang Charged with Racketeering and Other Offenses, Including 10 Charged in U.S. Consulate Murders in Juarez, Mexico; Washington, DC
03/04/11 Alleged Supporter of Terrorist Group Extradited from Paraguay (Moussa Ali Hamdan); Philadelphia, PA
03/04/11 Former FBI "Ten Most Wanted" Fugitive Extradited from Mexico; Salt Lake City, UT 


03/03/11 Former U.S. Official Sentenced to 65 Months in Prison for Sexually Assaulting Woman on Embassy Property in Algeria; Washington, DC
02/11/11 Elementary School Teacher Arrested for Molesting Student; East Palo Alto, CA
02/10/11 Robert Ryann Woods Sentenced in U.S. District Court; Billings, MT
02/04/11 A Dozen People Arrested for Passport and Visa Fraud in Calexico, California; Bureau of Diplomatic Security; San Diego, CA
02/03/11 U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted Fugitive Captured in Argentina; Washington, DC
01/28/11 Former OLCC Investigator Sentenced to 24 Months in Federal Prison for Aggravated Identity Theft and Passport Fraud; Portland, OR
01/27/11 Ketchikan Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Fraud and Illegal Possession of a Firearm; Anchorage, AK
01/25/11 San Francisco Fraudster Fugitive Returned from Mexico After 13 Years on the Run; San Francisco, CA
01/19/11 Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges Third New York City Employee with Fraud and Identity Theft; New York City, NY
01/14/11 Hercules Man Found Guilty of Unlawfully Obtaining U.S. Citizenship; San Francisco, CA
 Hercules Man Found Guilty of Unlawfully Obtaining U.S. Citizenship; San Francisco, Calif
 Jury Convicts Brazilian Woman of Alien Smuggling and Worker Visa Fraud Conspiracy; Orlando, FL