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02/17/2012

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Feb. 17, 2012

Feb. 15, 2012 — California man sentenced for conspiring to sell counterfeit microelectronics

Earlier this week, a Newport Coast, Calif., business owner – who conspired to sell counterfeit integrated circuits to the U.S. military, defense contractors and others – was sentenced to 30 months in prison. This sentence was the result of a joint investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Full Story

Feb. 15, 2012 — ICE remembers fallen Special Agent Jaime Zapata

On the one year anniversary of the death of ICE HSI Special Agent Jaime J. Zapata, ICE honored his memory by holding a commemorative service at its headquarters. Full Story

Feb. 14, 2012 — 4 Panama City residents arrested for involvement in cocaine distribution

Four individuals allegedly involved in a conspiracy to distribute at least five grams of cocaine were arrested and charged this week. Full Story

Feb. 13, 2012 — Special agents assist in capturing one of "America's Most Wanted"

ICE HSI special agents, along with Deputy U.S. Marshals from the North Texas Fugitive Task Force, arrested one of Wisconsin's most wanted fugitives. Full Story

Feb. 13, 2012 — Ex-Seattle Times employee sentenced to 25 years on child pornography charges

Richard Flores, 58, was sentenced to 25 years in prison and a lifetime supervised release, following his guilty plea for pornography charges. HSI's investigation of Flores led to the discovery of 6,800 pornographic images and videos. Full Story