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09/07/2012

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Sept. 7, 2012

Sept. 6, 2012 – Man arrested for transporting teen girl for prostitution

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents arrested a Guatemalan who transported and prostituted a teen girl from Maryland. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of life in prison. Full Story

Sept. 6, 2012 – Mexican national pleads guilty to illegally re-entering the US

A Mexican national, who had been deported from the United States three times, pleaded guilty to one count of illegally re-entering the United States after deportation. ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) is investigating this case. Full Story

Sept. 5, 2012 – 21 individuals charged in "Operation Knot So Fast 2012"

Multiple indictments charging 21 individuals with conspiracy and/or immigration benefit fraud (marriage fraud) were unsealed Wednesday. If convicted the maximum penalty for each violation is five years in federal prison. Full Story

Sept. 5, 2012 – ICE's national search for 'Jane Doe' child pornographer nets 2 in Oregon

HSI's nationwide search for a "Jane Doe" suspected child pornographer ended Tuesday with the arrest of two Salem, Ore. residents. The pair is accused of producing child pornography videos featuring them engaging in sexual contact with two child victims. Full Story

Sept. 5, 2012 – Los Angeles manufacturing company, its owner criminally charged for hiring violations

Following an HSI probe, federal criminal charges were filed against a Van Nuys manufacturing company and one of its owners for hiring unauthorized alien workers and repeatedly taking steps to cover up the illegal activity. Full Story