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03/01/2013

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Mar. 1, 2013

Feb. 27, 2013 – ICE ERO arrests California fugitive in Maryland wanted for raping a child

An El Salvadoran national residing in Hyattsville, Md., wanted in Santa Barbara, Calif., for aggravated sexual assault on a child under 14 years of age and forcible rape was arrested by officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Full Story

Feb. 27, 2013 – 29 taken into custody in southeast Texas in massive racketeering indictment, including 17 former state correction officers

A sealed indictment charging numerous defendants with racketeering violations was unsealed following their recent arrests throughout the Southern District of Texas and elsewhere. Those arrested include 17 former Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) correction officers and 12 others in relation to the case. Full Story

Feb. 28, 2013 – TOP STORY: Work of HSI Manila profiled on ABC's NIGHTLINE

On a recent episode of ABC's NIGHTLINE, correspondent Alexander Marquardt joined HSI Special Agent Eric McLoughlin to track down and arrest a child predator. The predator just happens to be a U.S. citizen living in the Philippines who is facilitating sexual crimes against numerous minors. Full Story

Feb. 28, 2013 – Former charity operator guilty of Haiti sex tourism

A Michigan resident was found guilty by a federal jury in Miami of child sex tourism charges following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Full Story

Feb. 28, 2013 – El Paso, Texas, attorney indicted in connection to multi-million dollar fraud, money laundering scheme

A federal grand jury returned a 17-count indictment Wednesday charging an El Paso attorney with a multi-million dollar wire fraud and money laundering scheme. Full Story