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10/17/2014
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale today joined U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Chief of Transition Initiatives, Lieutenant Colonel Kimberly Moros and National Association to Protect Children (PROTECT) Executive Director Grier Weeks at a swearing in ceremony for 13 veterans – many of whom were wounded in the line of duty – as part of the second graduating class of Human Exploitation Rescue Operative Corps, or HERO Corps.
10/17/2014
San Antonio, TX
Enforcement and Removal
Jose Miguel Rangel-Exiga, 40, was deported Oct. 16 and transferred to the custody of Mexican law enforcement authorities at the border crossing in Brownsville, Texas.
10/16/2014
Detroit, MI
Contraband
As part of the plea agreement, Jason Floarea, 29, of West Bloomfield, former president of ACE Wholesale, forfeits his interest in approximately $1,000,000 in seized funds and approximately $200,000 in assets.
10/16/2014
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal
Romeo Mihov Ruskov, 48, was removed Oct. 14 from Chicago via commercial aircraft under ERO escort, arriving in Sofia, Bulgaria, Oct. 15. Ruskov is the subject of an Interpol Red Notice related to his conviction for raping a minor in Bulgaria. He was transferred to the custody of Bulgarian law enforcement authorities to serve an outstanding four-year prison sentence for this conviction.
10/16/2014
San Salvador, El Salvador
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Manuel and Juan Diaz-Perdomo and Henrry Lizama-Sanchez, all Salvadoran nationals, allegedly received $9,700 in U.S. currency in June 2014 to smuggle a mother and daughter to New York from El Salvador. Other individuals involved in the scheme also tried to extort additional money from the family upon their arrival in the United States.
10/16/2014
Washington, DC
Other
Based on feedback from the public, site analytics and recommendations from export Web design and architecture consultants, the redesigned site features a “What We Do” section, separated into three categories: Preventing Terrorism, Investigating Illegal Movement of People and Goods, and Immigration Enforcement. This puts information about the agency’s operations into greater context, not only providing details about the mission, but the reason for it as well.
10/15/2014
Cleveland, OH
Child Exploitation
William Koch, 20, was sentenced to 20 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for child sexual exploitation and other crimes, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) offices in Cleveland and Toronto and the FBI.
10/15/2014
Fort Worth, TX
Child Exploitation
Gregory Bogomol, 38, of Fort Worth and a former teacher at Denton (Texas) High School, appeared Oct. 15 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey L. Cureton and pleaded guilty to an indictment charging two counts of producing child pornography.
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