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05/11/2012

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending May 11, 2012

May 9, 2012 — San Jose store owner indicted for trafficking in counterfeit designer goods

The owner of a San Jose, Calif., boutique that sells women's clothing and handbags was arrested Tuesday on federal charges for trafficking in counterfeit goods, following a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Full Story

May 9, 2012 — HSI dismantles multi-state prostitution ring based in Indianapolis

HSI, along with several other law enforcement agencies, dismantled an interstate prostitution ring based in Indianapolis that was operated by three brothers — all illegal aliens. Full Story

May 9, 2012 — Medical supply company owner sentenced for healthcare and immigration fraud

A Plano, Texas, man was sentenced to three years in prison for his involvement in a health care fraud conspiracy and providing false information to obtain citizenship. This case was investigated by HSI and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Full Story

May 8, 2012 — Federal law enforcement agencies join movie industry to unveil new anti-piracy warning

The National Intellectual Property Rights Center, led by HSI, joined together with the FBI and six major American movie studios to launch an updated anti-piracy warning to be displayed on new movie releases. For the first time, the HSI badge appears alongside the FBI anti-piracy warning seal. A second screen displays the center's logo with an educational message. Full Story

May 7, 2012 — Mexican man sentenced to 20 years for cocaine trafficking

A Mexican man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy with intent to distribute 15 to 50 kilograms of cocaine. The investigation that led to the guilty plea was spearheaded by HSI and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. Full Story