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09/03/2013

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Aug. 30, 2013

Aug. 27, 2013 – Former Salvadoran military officer sentenced for perjury and concealing information from US government

A Salvadoran man residing in Everett, Mass., who faces charges of crimes against humanity and state terror in Spain, was sentenced Aug. 27 for immigration fraud and perjury in connection with false statements he made on immigration forms in order to remain in the United States. Full Story

Aug. 27, 2013 – ICE deports fugitive Mexican murder suspect captured in Los Angeles

A Mexican national, who fled to the United States to avoid prosecution for a murder three years ago in his native country, was turned over to Mexican authorities Aug. 26 following his recent capture in the Los Angeles area by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers. Full Story

Aug. 26, 2013 – Venezuelan air force colonel sentenced to 19 months for arms export conspiracy

A Venezuelan air force colonel has been sentenced to 19 months in federal prison for exporting military aircraft engines to Venezuela, following a joint probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Defense Criminal Investigative Service and FBI. Full Story

Aug. 27, 2013 – Man arrested at LAX with thousands of phony erectile dysfunction pills hidden in golf bag sentenced

A Los Angeles man was sentenced Aug. 26 to 30 months in federal prison for smuggling nearly 40,000 counterfeit erectile dysfunction pills that were discovered in a golf bag and other luggage when he entered the United States at Los Angeles International Airport last year. Full Story

Aug. 30, 2013 – Iranian citizen sentenced to 48 months for conspiracy to export high-performance electronics to Iran

An Iranian citizen has been sentenced to 48 months in prison for conspiracy to illegally export more than 3,000 electronic components from the United States to Iran through Hong Kong, following an investigation by HSI in Washington, D.C. Full Story