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01/20/2012

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Jan. 20, 2012

Jan. 19, 2012 — ICE deports man wanted for sexual assault on a child in the UK

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers from the Newark field office deported and transferred John William Perring to the custody of British law enforcement authorities Thursday. Perring was wanted by the Essex Police for sexual assault on a five-year-old in his home. Full Story

Jan. 19, 2012 — Virginia businessman pleads guilty to arranging fraudulent marriage

Yong Hyon Kim's girlfriend was an illegal alien from South Korea. Kim arranged for his girlfriend to enter into a fraudulent marriage with one of his employees. Kim then helped his girlfriend obtain immigration benefits and misled U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services into believing that the marriage was legitimate. Following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Kim pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit marriage fraud and making false statements to federal agents. Full Story

Jan. 17, 2012 — St. Louis industrial supply company sentenced for employing illegal aliens

Since 2008, J & J Industrial Supply Inc. hired illegal aliens who were not authorized to work in the United States to supplement its legal workforce. During a 12-month period, the company employed 10 or more illegal aliens. On Tuesday, the company was sentenced on charges of employing illegal aliens. Full Story

Jan. 17, 2012 — South Texas grocer sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison for food stamp fraud

Parviz Sheikh Rezaei, the proprietor of Pariz Dollar Supermarket in Brownsville, Texas, repeatedly exchanged "Lone Star" card benefits from participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for discounted amounts of cash. This week, he was sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison. Full Story

Jan. 17, 2012 — 2 major Los Angeles-area employers join ICE's 'IMAGE' program

Paulson Manufacturing and Fox Transportation have become the latest Los Angeles-area employers to join IMAGE (ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers), an ICE program designed to strengthen hiring practices and combat the unlawful employment of illegal aliens. Full Story