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 Post subject: Re: CRIMES committed by illegals in Indiana
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 4:31 am 

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#73 Indianapolis- Prostitution, Rackeetering

http://www.indystar.com/article/2011050 ... od|mostcom

U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett today announced the dismantling of a multi-state prostitution ring with Indianapolis ties.

Women were smuggled from Central America and Mexico, then worked as prostitutes to repay the ring for bringing them to the United States, according to federal authorities at a news conference in Downtown Indianapolis. No evidence showed the women were being held against their will, the authorities said.

Three brothers -- Jose Luis "Pedro" Hernandez-Castilla, Indianapolis; Norberto "Jorge" Hernandez-Castilla, Addison, Ill.; and Gregorio "Paco" Hernandez-Castilla, whose location was not in court documents -- ran the ring, authorities said. They have arrested a total of 19 people but court documents only listed 16, including the brothers, who have been charged so far with running a racketing enterprise across state lines.

The ring's organization used business cards that advertised auto repair and Western wear shops, but recipients knew the cards contained information for arranging appointments with prostitutes.

Hogsett said the prostitution ring operated in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio. Court documents indicated the houses of prostitution that catered to Latinos and Hispanics operated in Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Grand Rapids, Mich. Other Indiana houses were in Fort Wayne and Elkhart.

"These women appear to be transported from brothel to brothel on a weekly basis," court documents said. "Each session of prostitution, referred to as a 'ticket,' would last from 10 to 20 minutes and cost between $40 and $50."

Most of the houses of prostitution in Indianapolis were operated from apartment complexes, court documents said, including these:

>> Arrow Woods Apartments, on the Far Northside off West 71st Street.

>> Greentree Apartments, on the Far Southside near Stop 11 Road and Madison Avenue.

>> La Joya Apartments, on the Northside near 47th Street and Georgetown Road.

>> Lawrence Crossing Apartments, on the Northeastside near Pendleton Pike and 42nd Street.

>> Stratford Apartments, on the Westside off 30th Street north of the "Coke Lot" used for parking during Indianapolis Motor Speedway races.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers learned from one of the people arrested, identified only as "AL," that the brothers ran the operation. "AL," who was interviewed in Illinois, told IMPD officers that Jose Luis Hernandez-Castilla had been "running operations in Indianapolis, Indiana, for over ten years" and "operating under the radar of law enforcement."

Jose Luis Hernandez-Castilla held meetings on Sundays at the International Village Apartments, in the vicinity of 30th Street and High School Road on the Far Westside, police learned from "AL." Jose Luis met with others in the ring who ran houses of prostitution. Women would be brought to the meeting by the house operators and traded. Money also was exchanged at the meetings, "AL" told police.

Jose Luis would initially tell the females they must work as prostitutes as "payback" for getting them to the United States, police learned. "AL" also told IMPD he had been deported and was working off his debt to Jose Luis for helping return him to the United States.

As in many U.S. cities, the Hispanic and Latino population in Indianapolis has jumped dramatically in recent years. Marion County has grown from 33,290 in 2000 to 84,466 in 2010, census figures show. That's a 154 percent increase, compared to the nearly 5 percent growth of the county's total population in the same decade.

If found guilty, each person charged could face a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Initial hearings were to be scheduled for those charged.

A tip to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana in December 2007 initiated the investigation.

Hogsett joined Michael Welch, Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent in charge for Indianapolis, and local police in conducting the news conference.

This story will be updated. Star reporter John Tuohy contributed to this report. Call Star reporter Carrie Ritchie at (317) 444-2751.

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 Post subject: Re: CRIMES committed by illegals in Indiana
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 2:29 pm 

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#74 Noblesville, Distributing illegal narcotics, Neglect of a dependent.

http://www.indystar.com/article/2011050 ... dyStar.com

Noblesville mom charged with neglect after police find drugs, guns
Written by
Robert Annis
2:45 PM, May. 9, 2011|

Police discovered more than guns and $22,000 worth cocaine when they raided a Noblesville home.

They also found a 10-day-old baby.

Susana Quirino, 31, was arrested after members of the Hamilton/Boone County Drug Task Force raided her home Friday in the 3200 block of Cicero Road, Noblesville.

Officers discovered more than 220 grams of cocaine, guns and thousands in cash. T
he task force's head, Major Lee Goodman, said the cocaine and firearms were stored in common areas of the home within reach of the infant and Quirino's 9-year-old twins, who were not at home at the time of the raid.

"This was a dangerous situation for those kids," Goodman said. "These items were  sitting out in the open, waiting for any of the children to get hold of them. I'm glad we were able to hit it when we did."

The children were taken into custody of Child Protective Services on Friday.

Quirino sold drugs to an undercover operative days after having the baby, Goodman said. It's believed she was dealing cocaine while pregnant, but it's not known if she was using cocaine herself.

Investigators believe Quirino, an illegal immigrant, was funneling the drugs from Mexico.

Quirino remained in the Hamilton County Jail Monday in lieu of $90,000 bond. Charged with felony counts of dealing and possessing cocaine, as well as three counts of child neglect, Quirino could face more than 80 years in prison if convicted on all charges

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 Post subject: Re: CRIMES committed by illegals in Indiana
PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:49 pm 

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#75 Indianapolis--August, 2011--
Attempted murder, aggravated battery, battery, carrying a handgun without a license and a criminal gang activity enhancement.

http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/ma ... s-shooting

Two held following officer's shooting
Updated: Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011, 10:45 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011, 10:44 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Two people have been arrested and will be charged in connection with the shooting of an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer Friday night .

The Marion County prosecutor’s office confirmed Eugenio Gonzalez-Ramirez and Johnny Taboada-Perez were arrested following the shooting. Both men were being held Tuesday in the Marion County Jail, where records show both men were arrested on Aug. 27.

Gonzalez-Ramirez faces preliminary charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery, battery, carrying a handgun without a license and a criminal gang activity enhancement. He was being held on $500,000 bond and an Immigration hold. Jail records show he is a citizen of Mexico.

Taboada-Perez faces preliminary charges of assisting a criminal, criminal gang activity and possession of marijuana. He was also being held on $500,000 bond.

IMPD Officer Dustin Carmack was shot in the hip area as he was sitting in his patrol car, filling out a report after responding to a fight.

According to a probable cause document obtained by 24-Hour News 8, witnesses said they saw a silver Honda pull up and saw the shooting take place.

Police found a silver Honda speeding down Georgetown Road about an hour later. The passenger, clad in all khaki clothing, bailed out of the car and fled the scene on foot, police said. Officers found a bullet casing on the floorboard of the car and arrested the driver, later identified as, Taboada-Perez.

According to court documents, Taboada-Perez told officers he drove three passengers to the liquor store where Carmack was wounded, but could not remember what happened.

Meanwhile, police were notified of an armed carjacking by a man who was dressed in all khaki.

Witnesses also told officers that the man who shot Carmack was seen at an address in the 2000 block of Centennial Street. Police found the stolen vehicle a block away from the address. Officers then set up surveillance of the home. They later observed a man, clad in khaki, coming out of the house and took him into custody.

Police identified the man as Eugenio Gonzalez-Ramirez.

According to the probable cause document, Gonzalez-Ramirez admitted to being in the silver Honda when Carmack was shot. He also admitted to bailing out of the Honda during the traffic stop and carjacking a couple at gunpoint.

Carmack was released from the hospital over the weekend.

Police activity on Centennial Street did not stop after the arrests. On Monday, firefighters found a woman suffering from stab wounds in a burning home in the 1100 block of Centennial Avenue .

Police have stepped up efforts in the area, but at least one area resident told 24-Hour News 8 on Monday that many thing the shooting "should have happened."

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 Post subject: Re: CRIMES committed by illegals in Indiana
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:21 pm 
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76. LaPorte, IN--October, 2011--false ID

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lapo ... 5d07a.html

False ID case leads to probation

By Stan Maddux Times Correspondent | Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 11:15 pm

LAPORTE | An illegal immigrant from LaPorte has been sentenced for using the Social Security number of a woman in the state of Washington.

Armondo Sanchez told investigators he obtained the number when he first came here in 1991, but did not reveal how he acquired the nine-digit code, according to LaPorte County police in its written findings submitted to the court.

Sanchez, 38, under a plea agreement, was given a six-month suspended sentence in the LaPorte County Jail and ordered to serve one-year probation on Class A misdemeanor deception.

Any violation of the terms of probation could result in Sanchez serving the suspended sentence behind bars, according to courtroom officials.

The woman in Washington contacted LaPorte County police after applying for Social Security benefits in June and being told by Social Security administration officials that someone else had been using her numbers for at least the past 15 years.

The case was assigned to Detective Brian Piergalski, who said the woman had no idea her number was being used by another person. She has been in the banking industry for long time and ran a credit check, Piergalski said.

The check showed her credit apparently had not been damaged because the number had not been used by anyone else to obtain loans or any other lines or credit, or perform any illegal activity, Piergalski said.

When he came to the U.S., Sanchez told police he acquired the numbers to obtain employment and didn't know to whom they belonged or if they belonged to a legitimate person, according to court documents.

He did not reveal how he obtained the numbers.

Authorities said Sanchez also used the number to obtain an Indiana driver's license and used it to report his employment income on W-2 tax forms, police said.

According to court documents, Sanchez said he has worked at Louie's Cafe at 920 Lincolnway since 1994.

The owner, Louie Vasilarakos, told police he simply had Sanchez when he first began working for him write down on a piece of paper his Social Security number and other personal information for tax purposes.

He never showed an actual Social Security card, according to court records.

According to police, Vasilarakos described Sanchez as an "excellent employee."

The victim told investigators that when she contacted the business about Sanchez using her number, "Louie's begged her not to call immigration and customs," court records disclosed.

According to courtroom officials, Sanchez was free to go because he was convicted only of a misdemeanor. A felony conviction would have meant a potential hold being placed on him for possible deportation.

LaPorte County Deputy Prosecutor Chris Fronk said cases involving illegal immigrants using false Social Security are rare locally.

"In my years of being a prosecutor, I have never seen it charged. It's just not something you see very often," said Fronk, who's been a prosecutor for 15 years.

 Post subject: Re: CRIMES committed by illegals in Indiana
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:00 am 
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77. Indianapolis--Oct. 2011--Gun Trafficking

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a ... 1110180332

City's new FBI chief hails gun-trafficking arrests
Scores of firearms recovered; 4 men arrested in sting
12:14 AM, Oct. 18, 2011

On his first day as the special agent in charge of the FBI's Indianapolis division, Indiana native Robert J. Holley joined in a news conference announcing arrests and gun seizures Monday after a yearlong firearms-trafficking investigation.

"Any time we can take these weapons off the streets is a good day for law enforcement," Holley said during the news conference at a parking lot in the 6400 block of West Washington Street on the Far Westside, where authorities said the illegal gun sales were conducted.

U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett said four men were arrested Monday and a fifth suspect is being sought in the alleged trafficking operation. Authorities also recovered nearly three dozen firearms, including two fully automatic machine guns, three AK-47-type rifles, a short-barreled shotgun, two other double-barreled shotguns and numerous stolen handguns, along with 2,000 rounds of ammunition.

FBI Director Robert Mueller named Holley to replace Michael Welch, who recently was promoted to deputy assistant director of the FBI's cyber division at the agency's headquarters in Washington, according to an FBI news release. Welch served as the agent in charge of the Indianapolis division, which covers Indiana, for four years.

Holley graduated from Peru High School in Northern Indiana in 1977 and from Ball State University in 1981.

Holley began his career as an agent in 1995 after serving as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army. He most recently served as a section chief in the Counterterrorism Division at FBI headquarters, where he was involved in management of the agency's U.S.-based international terrorism investigations, according to the FBI news release.

Holley said participation in the news conference was part of an active start to his new job.
Other agents with the FBI and U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives joined Hogsett and Holley at the news conference, where Hogsett said the illegal gun-trafficking operation was coordinated between Danville and Indianapolis. Arrested were Robert Goings, Carlos Saavedra-Gallegos and Federico Garza, all of Indianapolis, and Victor Espinoza, Danville. The identity of a fugitive still being sought was not released.

Saavedra-Gallegos is an illegal immigrant, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney's office.

Hogsett said the investigation by undercover federal agents and an FBI confidential informant found illegal gun sales being conducted on the parking lot, and some in a Danville home, periodically from March 2010 to October 2011.

Some of the high-powered guns and stolen handguns were purchased by those in the undercover operation, and others were collected during the arrests. Hogsett said no businesses in the area of the parking lot were implicated in the gun trafficking.

The arrests were the latest in a series of federal arrests in the Indianapolis area for illegal gun possession, use of guns in illegal activities and firearms trafficking.

"We are here today to send a simple message," Hogsett said. "If you illegally possess firearms, if you misuse them, or if you provide these weapons to others in disregard of both the law and common sense, we will find you and you will face the full force of federal prosecution."

Call Star reporter William Booher at (317) 444-2706.

 Post subject: Re: CRIMES committed by illegals in Indiana
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:00 am 
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78. Indianapolis--Oct. 2011--Possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs

http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-authorit ... 119.column
Authorities seize more than 5 tons of marijuana, $4.3 million
The United States Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Indiana said the six-month investigation began in March and ended last week.

:10 p.m. EDT, October 24, 2011
Federal and local law enforcements have seized more than 5 tons of marijuana, seemingly the largest drug bust in Indiana history.

The United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Indiana said the six-month investigation began in March and ended last week. In addition to the marijuana, police confiscated more than $4.3 million and detained four men.

United States Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett and authorities are confident the drug bust likely affected a Mexican drug cartel, who authorities believe is the source of the drug operation.

Hogsett said the bulk value of the drugs seized would be roughly $5 million, but the “street value” could be more than ten times that amount.

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“The DEA and Metro Drug made history last week,” said Hogsett. “Not only will taking these drugs off of the streets have a profound direct effect on this community, I am also proud to announce that the millions in cash taken from the Mexican drug lords will help fund public safety efforts in Indianapolis and throughout central Indiana for years to come.”

Authorities began their investigation into the drug operation after receiving a tip. Based on information received by the agencies, authorities believed that illegal activities were being coordinated out of a Mexican grocery store on the west side of Indianapolis.

Detectives stopped a semi seen leaving the store on March 6 for a traffic violation. After searching the semi truck, detectives found around $2.6 million concealed in vacuum-sealed packaging that fell from a makeshift roof in the trailer’s interior.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Indiana, the driver told police he was hired to drive to Indianapolis and return money to McAllen, Texas. The driver also told authorities a man driver a black Hummer gave him the money.

The lead, along with a similar traffic stop in Arkansas, helped authorities track four men accused of assisting in the drug operation. Police arrested 26-year-old Jario Ramirez, 36-year-old Julio Castaneda, 20-year-old Efren Perez and 29-year-old Tomas Toledo. Around-the-clock surveillance by the DEA and Metro Drug agents allowed authorities to locate a west side warehouse often visited by the suspects.

On October 17, authorities search the warehouse and discovered five large metal storage containers completely filled with plastic-wrapped packages of what was identified as marijuana. In addition, authorities seized marijuana and millions of dollars found in the suspects’ vehicles and Ramirez’s home. Hogsett said the money intercepted was to be transported to Mexican drug cartels.

Ramirez, Perez, Castaneda and Toledo are all facing charges stemming from a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distributing 1000 kilograms or more of marijuana. Castaneda and Toledo were also identified as being illegally inside the country.

“Our office will vigorously prosecute these defendants based on the evidence presented,” said Hogsett. “These arrests reinforce our office’s commitment to pursuing real results in our fight against violent crime and drug trafficking. No slogans. No meetings. Just results.”

All four men are currently being held in the Marion County Jail and will appear in court Thursday.

 Post subject: Re: CRIMES committed by illegals in Indiana
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:42 am 
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79. Porter, Indiana--March, 2012--drug trafficking

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/port ... b09ce.html

Illegal Immigrant nabbed on drug-buy trip, cops allege

Porter County Sheriff's Department photo
Marco Ramos-Munoz, 45, of Bangor, Mich.
Posted Monday, March 19, 2012
By Jeff Burton

PORTER | Authorities said an illegal immigrant residing in Michigan was arrested Sunday while driving to Chicago to pick up a large amount of marijuana.

A Porter County Sheriff's Department officer on a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area patrol stopped the westbound car on Interstate 94 at the 25 mile marker for a traffic infraction.

The officer said while speaking to the driver, his passenger, Marco Ramos-Munoz, 45, of Bangor, Mich., was acting strangely. Ramos-Munoz was asked to exit the car where he provided officers with a false identity. Police later searched the man and found a Mexican ID card with his true name, along with $3,821 cash in another pocket.

Police said the man, a fast food cook, said he was on his way to a casino, but officers said his story didn't gel with that of the driver.

Officers said the driver later reportedly admitted that Ramos-Munoz picks up drugs from Chicago and takes them back to Michigan where he sells them.

Police said they found marijuana underneath Ramos-Munoz's seat and arrested the man.

Ramos-Munoz reportedly told officers he is an illegal immigrant and waived his right to notify the Mexican Consulate of his arrest.

He was taken to Porter County Jail.

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