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Jamaican National Sentenced for Illegal Re-entry

A previously deported immigrant from Jamaica was sentenced Friday, November 2, 2012, for illegally re-entering the United States without permission, after having been convicted of an aggravated felony.

The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

Andrew Anthony Maylor, who was deported in 2008 after being released from prison from a 1993 conviction for federal drug conspiracy charges, was sentenced to 57 months of federal incarceration for illegally re-entering the United States after having been previously removed, and for 37 additional months for violation of his prior term of supervised release, for a total of 94 months.

“Mr. Maylor’s blatant disregard for the criminal and immigration laws of the United States have been judged today. When aggravated felons re-enter the United States, we will continue to focus our resources on smart, effective enforcement that targets these individuals and work with our partners to aggressively prosecute them,” said M. Yvonne Evans, field office director for ERO Washington, D.C. “We continue to strive to improve the quality of life for our communities through these efforts.”

“Mr. Maylor committed a serious felony in the early 1990’s and was justly punished for that crime and deported,” U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia Timothy J. Heaphy said today. “He committed another crime when he re-entered the United States without authorization. We will do all we can to enforce federal immigration laws, which help keep criminals like Mr. Maylor out of this country.”

According to court documents, Mr. Maylor admitted to re-entering the United States, without permission, on Feb. 4, 2011. He admitted that he came into Miamiby boat without inspection and that he never applied for re-entry to the Attorney General of the United States or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Wright prosecuted the case for the United States.

Jamaican National Arrested for Illegal Immigration, Drug Trafficking

Dean Myrie, aka Journey, 39, a Jamaican national, was arrested July 3, 2012, by the New York Police Department (NYPD)/U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Task Force, after the U.S. Marshals Service received a tip from someone who saw a June 29 episode of “America’s Most Wanted” featuring Myrie. Dean Myrie, who was in the United States illegally, was residing in an apartment in New York City. The investigation was led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the Baltimore County Police Department and Anne Arundel County Police.

“I want to thank “America’s Most Wanted” and our law enforcement partners in New York for their assistance in apprehending this fugitive who is alleged to be a part of a marijuana distribution organization involved in violent crime that spans four states and Jamaica,” said William Winter, special agent in charge for HSI Baltimore. “This Homeland Security Investigations-led investigation was greatly enhanced by the assistance and the expertise of the Baltimore County Police Department’s Homicide Division who uncovered and solved the murder of a member of the Brown criminal organization. HSI will continue working with our law enforcement partners to investigate and, ultimately, dismantle criminal organizations that are wreaking violence in our communities through the illicit drug trade.”

Myrie was indicted along with five others in connection with a conspiracy to distribute marijuana as part of the Brown organization, a criminal organization whose members allegedly engaged in narcotics distribution primarily in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Arizona, and Jamaica. The third superseding indictment was returned Oct. 25, 2011, and unsealed Nov. 7, 2011. Also charged in the indictment are:

  • Jean Brown, 42, of Jamaica;
  • Hubert Downer, aka Doc and Michael Reid, 51, of Jamaica;
  • Dmytro Holovko, aka The Russian, 53, of Hillside, N.J.;
  • Jason Carnegie, aka Dollar, Dollar Bill, and Dalski, 41, of Lauderhill, Fla. and
  • Anthony Hendrickson, 71, of Gardena, Calif.

The seven-count indictment alleges that from at least 2000 to the present, the defendants were part of the Brown drug organization and conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute at least 1,000 kilograms of marijuana. Further, the indictment alleges that in December 2009, Brown, Downer and Myrie kidnapped and murdered Michael Knight to further the Brown organization’s drug business. Downer is also charged with firearms violations and with illegally re-entering the United States, having previously been deported after a felony conviction.

The defendants face a maximum of life in prison for the drug conspiracy. Brown, Downer and Myrie face a maximum of life in prison for kidnapping in aid of racketeering and the death penalty for murder in aid of racketeering. Brown and Downer face a maximum of 10 years in prison for conspiracy to commit murder in aid or racketeering. Finally, Downer faces a maximum of 10 years in prison each for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm, and 20 years in prison for illegal re-entry to the United States.

Myrie had his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in New York July 5 and will be transported to Baltimore in the next few weeks. Brown, Downer and Holovko are scheduled for trial Oct. 15. Hendrickson is scheduled for trial Feb. 4, 2013, and Carnegie previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana and is awaiting sentencing.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stefan D. Cassella and Peter M. Nothstein of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.

Murder Suspect Deported to Native Jamaica

A 34-year-old Jamaican national wanted in his native country for murder was removed Thursday, May 31, 2012, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers and turned over to authorities in that nation’s capital.

Carlington David Richards was repatriated to Jamaica aboard an ICE air charter flight under escort by ERO officers. Richards, who is a former police officer, was charged with homicide by Jamaican authorities in 2011. He fled to the United States days before his court appearance. ERO officers received an Interpol lead regarding the outstanding murder warrant, which subsequently led to Richards’ capture in March. He was arrested by ERO officers at a motel in Federal Way on charges of overstaying a visitor visa.

“ERO officers are dedicated to ensuring the United States isn’t a safe haven for criminal aliens,” said Bryan Wilcox, acting field office director for ERO Seattle. “Removing those who pose a threat to public safety is a top enforcement priority for ICE.”

Richards was one of 43 illegal aliens arrested in Washington state during Operation Cross Check, ICE’s nationwide sweep for criminal aliens. The six-day operation at the end of March netted more than 3,100 criminal aliens across the country.

Richards entered the U.S. in late 2011 through Miami on a visitor visa, which was expired at the time of his arrest.

Since Oct. 1, 2009, ERO has removed more than 335 foreign fugitives from the United States who were being sought in their native countries for serious crimes, including
kidnapping, rape and murder. ERO works with ICE’s Office of International Affairs, foreign consular offices in the United States and Interpol to identify foreign fugitives illegally present in the country.

Jamaican National Wanted for Murder Deported

A citizen and national of Jamaica wanted in his home country on criminal homicide charges was removed from the United States Thursday, March 29, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and turned over to the country’s law enforcement authorities.

Wendell Campbell, 34, was charged in 2007 by the Jamaican Constabulary Force of the Parish of St. Andrews with the unlawful killing of another person. The crime was
allegedly committed in 2004.

Campbell entered the United States legally on a tourist visa in 2005 and was encountered by Border Patrol in 2007 after he had remained longer than authorized. While awaiting removal proceedings, he was convicted federally in 2009 for possession and distribution of more than 50 kilograms of marijuana. After serving more than three years for the drug conviction, he was turned over in February 2012 to ERO officers in Cleveland who coordinated his removal to Jamaica. Louisiana-based ERO officers released him Thursday, March 29, to the custody of Jamaican authorities to face the murder charge.

“This individual attempted to elude justice in Jamaica by seeking safe haven in the United States,” said Rebecca Adducci, ERO field office director for Ohio and Michigan. “ICE prioritizes the arrest and removal of criminal aliens who pose a threat to our communities. We will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners here and abroad to ensure these individuals are identified and brought to justice.”

ERO is focused on smart, effective immigration enforcement that targets serious criminal aliens who present the greatest risk to the security of our communities, such as those charged with or convicted of homicide, rape, robbery, kidnapping, major drug offenses and threats to national security. ERO also prioritizes the arrest and removal of those who game the immigration system including immigration fugitives or those criminal aliens who have been previously deported and illegally re-entered the country.

Since Oct. 1, 2009, ERO has removed more than 335 foreign fugitives from the United States who were being sought in their native countries for serious crimes, including kidnapping, rape and murder. ERO works with ICE’s Office of International Affairs, foreign consular offices in the United States, and Interpol to identify foreign fugitives
illegally present in the country.