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10/19/2012

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Oct. 19, 2012

Oct. 19, 2012 – New Jersey man charged with impersonating federal officer

Following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), Ruben Alvarado, 27, was arrested on charges of falsely impersonating a federal officer in order to defraud aliens seeking immigration assistance. Full Story

Oct. 18, 2012 – Florida man sentenced for exporting millions of dollars of computer equipment to Iran

A Tampa man was sentenced to four years in federal prison for conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Iranian Transaction Regulations. This sentence resulted from an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Department of Commerce's Office of Export Enforcement. Full Story

Oct. 17, 2012 – HSI arrests Florida man for illegally importing dinosaur fossils

HSI special agents arrested Eric Prokopi of Gainesville, Fla., and charged him with multiple crimes relating to a scheme to illegally import dinosaur fossils into the United States. Full Story

Oct. 17, 2012 – Life sentence for former American Airlines employee who led drug enterprise

After a joint investigation by HSI and other federal and state law enforcement agencies, a former American Airlines baggage handler was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for his leadership of an international drug trafficking organization. Full Story

Oct. 16, 2012 – ICE deports Polish fugitive wanted for extortion, kidnapping, attempted murder

Earlier this week, officers with ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deported and handed over to Polish law enforcement officials a Polish national, wanted in his native country for extortion, kidnapping and attempted murder. Full Story