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from ICE - Top Stories
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Mar 15, 2013

March 8, 2013 Criminal alien child molester pleads guilty to illegally re-entering US

A Honduran criminal alien, convicted of child molestation in Florida, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of illegally re-entering the United States following a prior removal. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations ( ERO ) arrested the man March 26, 2012, in Jefferson Parish as part of Operation Cross Check , a national ERO initiative targeting fugitive aliens.
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March 11, 2013 Raleigh victim of Jamaican lottery scam receives $45,000 in funds recovered by HSI

The family of an elderly Raleigh, N.C., woman, defrauded of nearly $200,000 by Jamaican scammers, received a $45,000 check for funds recovered on her behalf by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations ( HSI ) and the Jamaican Financial Investigative Division.
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March 12, 2013 Oklahoma's first-ever federal human trafficking sentences announced in Tulsa

Oklahoma's first-ever federal human trafficking sentences, including six people sentenced over two days, were announced following their guilty pleas to sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion, and coercion and enticement to travel in interstate commerce to engage in prostitution.
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March 14, 2013 ICE rescues abducted child in cross-border parental kidnapping case

A 17-month-old girl was rescued and reunited with her mother in Mexico Thursday afternoon after officers with ICE located her in a San Diego apartment where she was being held by her paternal grandmother. After receiving a request for assistance from Mexican authorities, ERO officers and HSI special agents on the National Security Task Force initiated an investigation.
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March 14, 2013 HSI investigation leads to the arrest of more than a dozen members of an international money laundering scheme in the US and Colombia

More than a dozen members of an international money laundering scheme were indicted in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y. The indictment revealed that 19 people conspired to launder tens of millions of dollars in narcotic proceeds from the United States to Colombia between 2006 and 2013. The indictment and arrests come as a result of an extensive investigation by HSI and the Colombian National Police.
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