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ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending July 29, 2011

July 28, 2011 — MS-13 gang leader convicted of sex trafficking of a child

Following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), a Salvadorian national and MS-13 gang leader was convicted of prostituting a 12-year-old female. Full Story

July 27, 2011 — Former home healthcare aide convicted of fraud and identity theft

On Wednesday, a former live-in home healthcare aide was convicted of various identity theft-related crimes. The guilty verdict was a result of a joint investigation by ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and the U.S. Secret Service. Full Story

July 26, 2011 — Costco partners with ICE IMAGE

During a signing ceremony this week, Costco Wholesale Corporation officially became a member of ICE's Mutual Agreement Between Government and Employers (IMAGE) Program, pledging to reduce unauthorized employment and the use of fraudulent identity documents. Full Story

July 26, 2011 — National IPR Center takes down drug counterfeiters

ICE continues to work diligently to make sure that individuals and organizations that manufacture and market counterfeit drugs are prosecuted. In the last 18 months, investigations conducted by ICE HSI have resulted in 22 criminal convictions for individuals involved in counterfeit pharmaceuticals. Full Story

July 25, 2011 — Texas man sentenced to 20 years on child pornography charges

An Amarillo, Texas man was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release, following his guilty plea for receiving and possessing child pornography. Throughout the case, ICE HSI worked conjointly with the U.S. Secret Service North Texas Electronic Crimes Task Force and the Saginaw Police Department. Full Story