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03/30/2011
Seattle, WA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
A federal grand jury has indicted a Seattle-area couple on charges stemming from a multi-agency probe involving U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) that allegedly revealed the pair held a 19-year-old Micronesian woman in their home and compelled her to provide domestic service without compensation.
03/25/2011
New York, NY
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
A federal jury convicted a Guatemalan national Thursday on charges related to alien smuggling and transporting a minor for sex, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
03/24/2011
Atlanta, GA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
A man from Mexico, who was the leader of a local sex trafficking ring that tricked and forced young girls into prostitution, was sentenced Thursday to serve 40 years in federal prison for sex trafficking minors, and various other related criminal convictions.
03/21/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
The leader of a human smuggling organization with ties to the Avenues street gang was sentenced Monday to 25 years in federal prison, one of the longest prison terms ever imposed locally in an alien smuggling case.
03/17/2011
Bangor, ME
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
A woman from Saint Basil, New Brunswick, Canada, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to bringing an illegal alien into the United States.
03/03/2011
McAllen, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
"A total of six defendants charged in two separate and unrelated cases have been sentenced to prison this week for transporting illegal aliens in the ""air dams"" of tractor trailers. The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Border Patrol (BP)."
02/25/2011
San Diego, CA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
A federal judge sentenced two alien smugglers to 60 months in federal prison Friday for their role in a fatal maritime smuggling incident after an overloaded wooden boat capsized, killing two of the more than 20 illegal aliens and smugglers onboard. The case was investigated by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations.
02/10/2011
Houston, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Elicio Moctezuma-Cisneros, a previously convicted Mexican national illegally in the United States who conspired to harbor other illegal aliens, was sentenced to nearly four years in prison on Thursday as the result of an investigation conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
02/09/2011
Bridgeport, CT
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Three men - Theodore Briggs, and Giovanni Vazquez, of Norwalk, and Harry Franklin of the Bronx, New York- were named in a Connecticut indictment for alleged conspiring to transport two minor victims across state lines with the intent that the minors would engage in prostitution. The indictment stems from an investigation conducted by U.S. ICE...
02/08/2011
El Paso, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Groups of illegal aliens, such as this one, were housed in the Gateway Hotel before being transported to various U.S. cities from El Paso, Texas.
02/08/2011
Dallas, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Two defendants, who were arrested on Friday on felony charges related to a forced labor/harboring conspiracy, made their initial appearances on Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Irma C. Ramirez, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas.
02/07/2011
San Antonio, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
A Salvadoran national was sentenced on Thursday to 15 years in prison for his role in a 2008 illegal alien smuggling operation that resulted in three deaths, announced U.S. Attorney John E. Murphy, Western District of Texas.
01/31/2011
Phoenix, AZ
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
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Two Mexican citizens appeared in federal court to face human smuggling charges Monday following the discovery of a Phoenix drop house by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations Friday where agents detained 53 illegal aliens.
01/31/2011
Buffalo, NY
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Federal law enforcement agencies came together in Buffalo to discuss unified enforcement efforts to attack criminal organizations who attempt to enslave innocent victims at a public event hosted by U.S. ICE and the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York at Buffalo State College.The goal of the event was to highlight human trafficking...
01/27/2011
Detroit, MI
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
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Special agents with U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested today one of ICE's top ten fugitives at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Veniamin Gonikman, 55, was charged in Detroit in 2005 in a 22-count indictment with trafficking in persons, forced labor, alien smuggling, money laundering, extortion collection...
01/27/2011
Houston, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
A Houston woman was sentenced to 22 months imprisonment for conspiring to transport and harbor an illegal alien within the United States resulting in his death announced U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno on Thursday.
01/25/2011
Seattle, WA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
The owners and operators of six massage parlors and a legal brothel were sentenced to 16 months in prison and two years of supervised release, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) into prostitution and money laundering.
01/24/2011
Corpus Christi, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
The driver of the insulated tractor trailer used in a smuggling operation which left 19 aliens dead in the deadliest smuggling operation ever in the district was re-sentenced on Monday to 33 years and nine months imprisonment without the possibility of parole, announced U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno, Southern District of Texas.
01/21/2011
Charlotte, NC
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Lucinda Lyons Shackleford, 53, of Charlotte, was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on charges of forced labor and document servitude, which is the withholding of an individual's legal documents, following an investigation by U.S. ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
01/19/2011
Corpus Christi, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
The third of three convicted for his part in an alien smuggling organization which resulted in the dehydration death of a Mexican national in Brooks County in 2009 was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in federal prison.
01/11/2011
Providence, RI
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Nathan G. Pope, 48, of Indianapolis, Ind., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence to conspiracy and transporting an individual across state lines to engage in prostitution, in violation of the Mann Act.
01/10/2011
McAllen, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
A south Texas couple on Monday was sentenced for conspiring to harbor aliens, announced U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno, Southern District of Texas.
04/14/2010
Miami, FL
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

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04/16/2008
Buffalo, NY
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
The 11 suspects were taken into custody at the following locations: six in the Western District of New York, one in Bradford, Pa, two in W Va., and two in the Cleveland, Ohio area.

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