United States Department of Justice

Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section Press Releases, Speeches and Testimony for 2006

December 15, 2006

Press Release

Leaders of Nationwide Illegal Alien Employee Leasing Conspiracy Sentenced (DSS)

WASHINGTON – The two leaders of a six-person nationwide employee-leasing conspiracy that exploited hundreds of illegal aliens throughout the United States have been sentenced to terms in prison, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and R. Alexander Acosta, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, announced today. (Read more)

December 6, 2006

Press Release

Roy Belfast Jr. Aka Chuckie Taylor Indicted on Torture Charges (DSS)

WASHINGTON – A federal Grand Jury in Miami charged Roy Belfast Jr. with various crimes related to the alleged 2002 torture of a person in Liberia, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta of the Southern District of Florida, Assistant Secretary Julie L. Myers for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Assistant Director Joseph Billy Jr. for the Counterterrorism Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced today. (Read more)

December 6, 2006

Press Release

Transcript of Press Conference Announcing Indictment of Roy Belfast Jr. aka Chuckie Taylor on Torture Charges (DSS)

MS. FISHER: Good afternoon. My name is Alice Fisher, the Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division. I am joined today by Alex Acosta, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Miami, Art Cummings, Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI, and Julie Myers, Assistant Secretary of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service, ICE. (Read more)

Monday, November 27, 2006

Press Release

Romanian Citizen Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Aliens (DSS)

WASHINGTON – A Romanian citizen who resides in Davenport, Fla., has pleaded guilty to a charge of inducing aliens to enter the United States illegally, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Paul I. Perez for the Middle District of Florida announced today. (Read more)

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Press Release

Federal Court Revokes U.S. Citizenship of Former Florida Resident who Served in Nazi Police Unit (OSI)

WASHINGTON – A federal court in Washington, D.C., has entered an order revoking the U.S. citizenship of a former Florida resident for his role in a Ukrainian police unit that participated in the mass murder of over 100,000 Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today. (Read more)

November 2, 2006

Press Release

Former Ft. Campbell Soldier Indicted In Iraqi Civilian Deaths (DSS)

WASHINGTON – A former Ft. Campbell soldier has been charged with various crimes for conduct including premeditated murder based on the alleged rape of an Iraqi girl and the deaths of the girl and members of her family, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced today. (Read more)

Friday, September 29, 2006

Press Release

Federal Court Revokes Citizenship of Pittsburgh-Area Man Who Served as Nazi Concentration Camp Guard (OSI)

WASHINGTON – The U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh today revoked the U.S. citizenship of Anton Geiser of Sharon, Pa., because of his participation in Nazi-sponsored acts of persecution while serving during World War II as an armed SS guard at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and other places of persecution, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan of the Western District of Pennsylvania announced today. (Read more)

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Press Release

San Francisco Woman Who Served as Nazi Concentration Camp Guard is Deported to Germany (OSI)

WASHINGTON – A San Francisco woman has been removed to Germany based on her participation in Nazi-sponsored acts of persecution while serving during World War II as a guard of female prisoners at the infamous Nazi-operated Ravensbrück Concentration Camp in Germany, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today. (Read more)

Friday, July 14, 2006

Press Release

Government Moves To Deport Wisconsin Man Who Helped Carry Out 1943 Nazi Mass Murder Of Jews (OSI)

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security have asked a federal immigration judge in Chicago to deport a Wisconsin man who admitted performing SS guard service during a Nazi mass killing operation in occupied Poland in 1943, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today. (Read more)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Press Release

Court Of Appeals Upholds Denaturalization Of Former Nazi Concentration Camp Guard In Des Moines, Iowa (OSI)

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court today affirmed a lower court ruling revoking the naturalized U.S. citizenship of an Iowa man based on his participation in the persecution of civilians while serving as an armed SS guard at two notorious Nazi concentration camps during World War II, announced Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher, of the Criminal Division. (Read more)

Friday, February 24, 2006

Press Release

Court Of Appeals Upholds Denaturalization Of Wisconsin Man Who Helped Carry Out 1943 Nazi Mass Murder Of Jews (OSI)

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court yesterday affirmed a lower court ruling revoking the U.S. citizenship of a Wisconsin man who, by his own admission, stood guard during a Nazi mass killing operation in occupied Poland in 1943, with orders to “shoot to kill” any still-living Jewish victim who attempted escape, announced Alice S. Fisher, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division. (Read more)

January 27, 2006

Press Release

Foreign Nationals Charged with Attempting to Provide Material Support to Terrorists and Alien Smuggling (DSS)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ten foreign nationals have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Miami on charges of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and alien smuggling, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta of the Southern District of Florida and Julie L. Myers, Assistant Secretary for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced today. (Read more)

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