Archive Crimes of Illegal Aliens 2010


  • December 2010 — Hector Valdami Campos Aguilar, a Salvadoran illegal alien, entered an Alford plea, i.e., did not contest the charges, on three counts of unlawful wounding, one count of using a firearm while committing a felony and one count of gang participation. Campos Aguilar had been convicted previously of several crimes in Fairfax County, Virginia including receiving stolen goods, two counts of carrying a concealed weapon, trespassing and assault and battery. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison. (Loudon Times Mirror, December 21, 2010)

  • December, 2010 — Three MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha) gang members, William Cordova, Jose Gutierrrez, and Melvin Sorto were convicted of murder and racketeering in Washington DC. The three Salvadoran illegal aliens face mandatory life sentences. (Washington Post, December 9, 2010)

  • December, 2010 — Perez-Gonzalez, an illegal alien, was found guilty in San Mateo County of seven felonies, including burglary, mayhem and elder abuse. He faces up to 15 years in prison. (Contra Costa Times, December 1, 2010)

  • November 2010 — Bao Ping Wang and Trang "Tammy" Lu, owners of Hi-Tech Trucking, Inc. in Richmond Virginia, were sentenced to 18 months in prison for employing and harboring illegal aliens and were fined $1.2 million. (ICE news release, November 23, 2010)

  • November 2010 — Ingmar Guandique, a Salvadoran illegal alien, was convicted of the murder in 2001 of Chandra Levy, a congressional staff member. Guandique was previously convicted of sexual assault on two other women in Rock Creek Park in Washington DC and was serving time in prison at the time of his murder conviction. (Washington Post, November 23, 2010)

  • November 2010 — A Guatemalan illegal alien, Heydeman Armando Argueta-Godoy, who had been previously deported, was sentenced in Reno, Nevada to prison for attempted kidnapping of a jogger and teenage girls.

  • October 2010 — An illegal alien living in Seagrove, NC was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and illegal possession of ammunition. Jose Juan Organes-Espino faces a sentence of up to 10-years in prison.

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  • October 2010 — Jorge Hernandez-Hernandez, a Mexican illegal immigrant, was sentenced in McAllen, Texas to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy in transporting illegal immigrants that resulted in the drowning deaths of nine Salvadoran and Honduran nationals in 2004. (Associated Press, October 28, 2010)

  • October 2010 — Pedro Marcos Marcos, an illegal alien from Guatemala, entered pleas in Los Angeles to five felony counts, including hostage taking. He faces a sentence of up to life in prison. (Associated Press, October 27, 2010)

  • October 2010 — An illegal Mexican immigrant, Samuel Juarez Cruz, pled guilty to third-degree murder and conspiracy charges in Pennsylvania. He is likely to be sentenced to 15 to 20 years in prison. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 22, 2010)

  • October 2010 — Servando Alvarado-Casas, a Mexican illegal alien, was convicted in Texas for conspiring to transport illegal immigrants and was sentenced to 15 years, 10 months in prison. At the same time he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a conviction of being a felon in possession of firearms. (Corpus Cristi Caller, October 21, 2010)

  • October 2010 — A Mexican illegal alien, Juan Gabriel Rumbo Rosas, was sentenced in Seattle, Washington to ten years in prison for heroin distribution. Rumbo had prior convictions for narcotics distribution and had previously been deported. (Press Release, United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Washington, October 15, 2010)

  • October 2010 — Brothers Hilario and Margarito Hernandez-Romero, Mexican illegal aliens living in Hyattsville Maryland, pled guilty to identification fraud and aggravated identity theft for making thousands of illegal identification documents for other illegal aliens. They were sentenced to four years in prison. (Washington Examiner, October 11, 2010)

  • September 2010 — Arturo Lopez, a teenaged Mexican illegal alien, was found guilty of abducting and raping his foster mother in Richmond, Virginia. He was sentenced respectively to 10 and 20 years in prison on the two charges. (Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 23, 2010)

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  • September 2010 — Carlos Molinares-Nunez, a Mexican drug "kingpin" who fled to the United States to avoid assassination, pled guilty in Phoenix to two counts of continuing criminal enterprise and conspiracy. He was sentenced to 21 years imprisonment and forfeiture of $4,000,000 and property, vehicles, and jewelry seized in the United States. (FBI Press Release, Phoenix, September 3, 2010)

  • September 2010 — Carlos Mauricio Ruano, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, was sentenced to 35 years imprisonment for the rape of a 4-year-old family member in Leesburg, Virginia. He entered the country illegally in 2008. (Leesburg Today, September 1, 2010)

  • August 2010 — Alvaro Lugos Ponce, an illegal alien, was convicted of manslaughter for a death resulting from a drunk driving accident in Portland, Oregon. He was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison. (Oregonian, August 31, 2010)

  • August 2010 — Moises Ortiz-Castaneda, a Mexican illegal alien, pled guilty in Columbus, Indiana to felony domestic battery, resisting law enforcement, invasion of privacy and public intoxication, but the judge rejected the proposed three-year prison sentence and two years on probation because he had concerns about giving a probationary sentence to someone who had been deported and re-entered the country. Ortiz-Castaneda was deported from Arizona back to Mexico on May 16, 2002; June 18, 2002; July 18, 2002; Feb. 28, 2003; April 5, 2004; April 19, 2004; and April 1, 2005. (Republic, August 24, 2010)

  • August 2010 — Fabian Ruiz-Estrada, an illegal alien, was sentenced to 15-18 years in prison for sexual assault in Wyoming in 2009. He was found in prison in Colorado for an unspecified crime when he was tied to the rape by DNA. In addition to the prison and probation time, Ruiz-Estrada was ordered to pay $470 to the court in fees and assessments, and nearly $3,300 in restitution to cover the victim’s medical costs and counseling.  (Powell Tribune, August 24, 2010)

  • August 2010 — Celso Campo-Duartes, a Mexican illegal alien, was convicted of hit and run driving in 2005. The elderly pedestrian he hit died several months later while still hospitalized from the accident. In January 2008, he entered a negotiated plea to a charge of failure to stop at or return to the scene of an accident and was sentenced to two years in prison and three years of probation. In August 2009, he arrested for driving without a license and released the same day on bond. In October, he was arrested again on the same charge. Then May 28, 2010 he was charged with disorderly conduct and unlicensed driving. As Gwinnett County, Georgia now participates in the 287(g) program, Campo-Duartes is to be deported when the current charge of parole violation is resolved. (Atlanta Constitution Journal, August, 23 2010)

  • August 2010 — Geoffry Kouevi, a West African immigrant, was sentenced to two years and two months in prison for conspiracy and visa fraud in connection to a human-trafficking ring that smuggled girls and women into New Jersey to work at hair-braiding salons in Newark and East Orange in a case investigators equated with modern-day slavery. The ring was run by Akouavi Kpade Afolabi, an immigrant from Togo, who was convicted in 2009. Afolabi’s ex-husband, Lassissi Afolabi, was sentenced last month to 24 years in prison for his role in the crime. Her son, Dereck Hounakey, also Togolese, was sentenced in June to four and 1/2 years. (Star-Ledger, August 18, 2010).

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  • August 2010 — Ricardo Velasquez, a Honduran illegal alien, who has two previous convictions in North Carolina, is currently being held on charges of having raped relatives who are 7 and 8 years old. His first conviction in 2004 resulted from reported breaking and entering and assault on a woman. He was convicted, however, only for interfering with a 911 emergency call. He was not sentenced to prison and, apparently, immigration authorities were not notified. In 2007, he was arrested and convicted of reckless driving under the influence and put on one year of unsupervised probation. This time immigration authorities were apparently notified and his illegal status was confirmed, but he was not considered a priority case, and was not taken into custody. (WBTV, Charlotte, NC August 12, 2010.)

  • August 2010 — Melvin Alvarado, an illegal alien from El Salvador, who was deported in both 2008 and 2009 following drunk driving convictions, is charged with first degree murder in Houston for the shooting murder and robbery of a 14-year old girl. Also charged for the same crime is Jonathan Lopez-Torres, a legal resident from Honduras, who, if convicted, will also be deportable following imprisonment. (Houston Chronicle, August 12, 2010)

  • August 2010 — Faustino Chiquete-Reyes and Nestor Chiquete-Reyes, both Mexicans, pled guilty to hostage taking in connection with armed resistance to a police raid in Tucson, Arizona at an illegal alien "stash house" where smuggled aliens were being held hostage. Two others arrested at the same time were convicted earlier. (Arizona Daily Star, August 4, 2010)

  • July 2010 — Jose Joe Velasco, a Salvadoran illegal alien, was sentenced to four years in prison for his fourth drunk driving conviction. The charges against him also included assault on a police officer and resisting arrest as he tried to run down Loudoun County, Virginia sheriff’s deputies and crashing into one of their vehicles when they attempted to detain him. (Washington Post, July 23, 2010)

  • July 2010 — Rodolfo Godinez Gomez, a Nicaraguan illegal alien was convicted in Newark, New Jersey for the 2007 execution-style slayings of three persons and attempted murder of a fourth by members of the Mara Salvatrucha gang and was sentenced to three life terms plus 20 years. Godinez entered the United States in 1992 and was ordered deported in 1993. He was arrested as a juvenile for robbery in 1999 and was put on probation for 18 months. In 2002 he was arrested and indicted for aggravated assault, robbery and weapons possession. In 2003 he was arrested for robbery in Newark and sentenced to 18 months of probation. (Associated Press, July 8, 2010) Another of the gang members, Melvin Jovel, a Honduran, pled guilty to three counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and weapons charges and faces a sentence of lifetime in prison. (AP September 22, 2010)

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  • June 2010 — Ismael Lopez-Rodriguez, an illegal alien, was indicted for vehicular homicide in Dalton, Georgia. Charges against him included failure to register a car, failure to get a license, identity fraud, forgery and giving false information to authorities. Before he could be brought to trial he was released on bail and deported. (Dalton Daily Citizen, June 20, 2010)

  • June 2010 — Maynor Quintanilla-Leon an illegal alien pled guilty to sexually exploiting a minor to produce child pornography in Prince George’s County, Maryland. He faces a sentence of between 15 and 30 years in prison. He also agreed as part of a plea bargain to be deported after he has completed his sentence. (Washington Post, June 4, 2010)

  • May 2010 — Rene Pinto Melendez, a Honduran illegal alien, pled guilty to second-degree murder, second-degree rape and felony larceny. At the time he committed the murder, he was out on bond awaiting trial on charges of drunken driving and had two earlier DWI convictions in Michigan using a different name. ( News, June 4, 2010)

  • May 2010 — Joel Eliazar Ortega, an illegal alien, was convicted in Reno Nevada to life in prison for dragging a paralyzed woman out of her wheelchair, raping her, and leaving her nude in an alley to die. (Reno Gazette, May 26, 2010)

  • May 2010 — Jose Lopez Madrigal, a Mexican illegal alien, is in jail in Seattle charged with rape. His fingerprints established that he has been deported nine times since 1989 when he was deported following a conviction for armed robbery. His other convictions included narcotics trafficking and sexual assault. (KING5 TV News, May 21, 2010)

  • April 2010 — Christian Daniel Castro Alvarez, a Mexican teenager, pled guilty to killing a Border Patrol agent. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison in San Diego. (Los Angeles Times, April 30, 2010)

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  • April 2010 — Enrique Mendez, an illegal immigrant..."with at least five previous arrests for driving while under the influence of alcohol notched his sixth arrest Saturday night when a trooper stopped him for a traffic violation..." in Westchester NY and determined he was intoxicated. His license was suspended after his last DWI conviction. There is now a federal immigration detainer to put him into deportation proceedings. ( [Lower Hudson] April 13, 2010)

  • April 2010 — Ten illegal aliens pled guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud by filing fake income tax returns in North and South Carolina that bilked the federal government of about $13 million. Of those identified, eight were Mexican (Edgar Carrillo-Borjas, Miguel Angel Carrillo-Borjas, David Hernandez-Juarez, Ariana Canseco-Orozco, Maribel Juan-Orozco, Cristina Sanchez-Perez, Juan Carlos Carrillo-Roy, Carlos Carrillo-Rodriguez) and one was Costa Rican (Luis Gerardo Mora-Vargas). (Greenville News, April 2, 2010)

  • April 2010 — Efrain Gomez-Gomez, a Honduran illegal alien, was sentenced to 42 years in prison for two sexual assaults in Phoenix in 2009 and the attempted kidnapping in 2007 of a teenage girl. (KOLD News, April 7, 2010)

  • March 2010 — Hector Salina, a Mexican illegal alien, was convicted in Bellingham Washington of rape and faces a life sentence as a three-strike offender. He previously had been convicted of robbery and assault and had been deported at least five times. (Bellingham Herald, May 28, 2010)

  • March 2010 — Neftali Urrutia-Barrera, an illegal alien member of the MS-13 gang, was sentenced to 60 years imprisonment for two of a string of crimes in Northern Virginia committed in 2008. Testimony established that on Sept. 17, 2008 he shot and wounded three persons he thought were members of a rival gang. One of the victims, who was not a gang member, resulted paralyzed from the waist down. On Oct. 6, 2008: he and two other MS-13 members shot three people, one of whom was not a member of a rival gang, in Reston. At the time of his conviction for those crimes, he was already imprisoned for the near fatal knifing of a man mistakenly identified as a rival gang member later in October in Richmond. (Loudon County Times, March 31, 2010)

  • March 2010 — Santana Batiz-Aceves, a Mexican illegal alien, pled guilty in Arizona to 12 of 47 counts including child molestation, sexual conduct with a minor, kidnapping, aggravated assault and burglary from June 2006 to November 2007. Batiz-Aceves agreed to a 168-year prison sentence as part of a plea agreement. (AP in Washington Post, March 1, 2010)

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  • February 2010 — Francis Hernandez, a Guatemalan illegal alien, was found guilty in Colorado of vehicular homicide and other charges relating to the death of three people in a crash he caused when he ran a red light driving 80 mph in a 40-mph zone. Hernandez had a dozen prior arrests but avoided identification as an illegal alien by using 12 aliases and two dates of birth. He was sentenced to 60 years in prison. (AP in New York Times, February 23, 2010)

  • February 2010 — Leonardo DeLeon, aka Cristan Reconco-Solorzano, a Honduran illegal alien, pled guilty in Myrtle Beach, Florida to illegally reentering the country. He was convicted of attempted murder in Texas in 1999 and deported in 2001. When he was arrested, he was active in the Mexican Mafia street gang. He faces a sentence of up to 20 years in prison. (The Sun News, February 11, 2010)

  • February 2010 — Felix Montoya, a Colombian illegal alien, was sentenced in Pennsylvania to life in prison plus 20 40 years for raping a 5-year-old girl. (The Times Tribune, February 2, 2010)

  • January 2010 — Heydeman Armando Argueta-Godoy, a Guatemalan illegal alien who had been previously deported, pled guilty to attempted kidnapping in South Reno. He tried to lure a 13 and a 14-year old girl into his truck and subsequently tried to kidnap a woman jogger using gardening shears. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison. (The Reno Gazette-Journal, January 27, 2010)

  • January 2010 — Jose Felix Huerta-Valdez, an illegal alien, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He was arrested in Woodburn, Oregon and sentenced to six and one-half years in prison. (The Statesman Journal, January 27, 2010)

  • January 2010 — Conses Garcia Zacarias, an illegal alien, pled guilty in Carmel, New York to vehicular homicide (DWI) in the deaths of a mother and daughter. He was sentenced to eight years and four months in prison. (AP at WCAX, January 13, 2010)

  • January 2010 — Jesus Anguiano Robles, an illegal alien, pled guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute in Dallas, Texas. Anguiano was previously deported at least nine times and had a previous drug conviction as well as convictions for assault with a firearm, hit and run with property damage, giving a false name to a police officer, carrying a concealed weapon and receiving stolen property. He faces a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. (Dallas Morning News, January 1, 2010)

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