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03/30/2013

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

March 26, 2013 – Former employee of New Jersey defense contractor sentenced for exporting sensitive military technology to China

A former employee of a New Jersey-based defense contractor was sentenced for exporting sensitive military technology to China, stealing trade secrets and lying to federal agents. The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Full Story

March 26, 2013 – Puerto Rican child predator sentenced to 38 years in prison for child exploitation

A Bayamon resident who enticed minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing pornographic photographs and videos was sentenced to 38 years in prison. The investigation leading to this sentence was conducted by ICE's HSI and the Puerto Rico Crimes Against Children Task Force (PRCACTF). Full Story

March 27, 2013 – Western New York man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of minors

A Western New York man pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of minors. The guilty plea is the result of an extensive investigation by HSI, New York State Police and Greece (N.Y.) Police Department. Full Story

March 28, 2013 – Medical center 'pumped' more than $10 million in narcotic pills onto interstate black market

A Manhattan doctor and 48 other individuals were arrested as a result of a long-term prescription pill investigation. The arrests stem from an investigation by: HSI, Drug Enforcement Administration, New York City Police Department and the New York State Health Department's Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement. Full Story

March 29, 2013 – Convicted felon, repeat border violator sentenced for illegally re-entering US

A Jamaican criminal alien with prior felony convictions for the possession and distribution of marijuana was sentenced to more than 7 years in federal prison for illegally re-entering the United States following a prior removal. ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations arrested the man July 5, 2012, in Atlanta. Full Story