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05/27/2014

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending May 23, 2014

May 21, 2014 – HSI New York announces arrest of 71 individuals for sexual exploitation crimes against children in 'Operation Caireen'

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced May 21 the arrest of 71 individuals for crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children in Operation Caireen, the largest-ever enforcement operation in New York targeting predators who possess, produce or distribute sexually explicit images of children. Full Story

May 21, 2014 – Cyber-financial fraud investigation nets numerous arrests in South Africa, Canada, US

Twenty individuals, including 11 in South Africa, were arrested May 20 on charges stemming from cyber, mass-marketing fraud schemes during a joint operation between HSI, South African authorities and Interpol. Full Story

May 22, 2014 – HSI seizes counterfeit items worth over $30 million from Massachusetts flea markets

HSI, in coordination with the Lawrence Police Department, seized approximately three tractor trailers worth of counterfeit items between two flea markets with a retail value of approximately $30 million. Full Story

May 19, 2014 – Los Angeles-area teacher who pleaded guilty to child exploitation offenses and admitted molestation sentenced to more than 23 years

A former teacher and athletic coach at Royal Oak Middle School in Covina, California, who pleaded guilty to producing child pornography and using the Internet to entice a minor to engage in sex, was sentenced May 19 to 23 1/2 years in federal prison. Full Story

May 19, 2014 – HSI extends job offers to 15 graduates of 'HERO' internship

Fifteen military veterans who successfully completed a one-year intensive computer forensics training program with HSI have all been offered permanent positions with the agency to continue working in the fight against online child sexual exploitation. Full Story