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06/13/2011
Atlanta, GA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Bidemi Bello, 41, a former resident of Suwanee, Ga., and a citizen of Nigeria, was convicted on 8 counts by a federal jury late Friday night on charges of 2 counts of forced labor, 2 counts of trafficking for forced labor, 1 count of document servitude, 1 count of alien harboring, and 2 counts of making false statements in an application.
06/12/2011
Washington, DC
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
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The segment focused on fugitive Eric Bell who's wanted for sex trafficking a minor and producing child pornography, among other charges.

06/06/2011
New York, NY
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Joseph Yannai was found guilty of forced labor and attempted forced labor on Friday following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). He enticed women to travel to the United States from abroad so that he could commit sex crimes against them.
05/25/2011
Phoenix, AZ
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
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Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) discovered 108 illegal aliens at a drop house in west Phoenix Wednesday.
05/18/2011
Scranton, PA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging five individuals with operating a multi-state prostitution network in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Maryland. The indictment is the result of an investigation conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The defendants conspired to induce women...
05/17/2011
Corpus Christi, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
The last member a large alien smuggling organization, whose operation resulted in injury to 17 aliens following a single-vehicle accident, was sentenced on Tuesday to more than eight years in federal prison following an investigation conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP).
05/12/2011
New York, NY
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
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A husband and wife from Brooklyn, N.Y., were sentenced Thursday to federal prison on charges of sex trafficking a minor, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Domingo Salazar and Norma Mendez used physical violence and intimidation to force a 17-year-old woman to work as a prostitute around New York City.
05/02/2011
Santa Ana, CA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
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A key figure in a large-scale maritime human smuggling organization and three alleged accomplices made their initial appearances in federal court here Monday to face charges after a multi-agency law enforcement operation Friday, that began with the discovery of an abandoned vessel on a San Diego County beach and culminated with the arrest...
04/27/2011
Washington, DC
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
The phone rings at 1:32 a.m. At that hour, the news can't be good. The agent on the line received a referral from a local law enforcement partner who encountered an abused and exploited individual, potentially someone who has been trafficked for sex or labor. Luckily, a victim assistance specialist is from U.S. ICE.
04/27/2011
Kansas City, MO
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
A local man was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to five years in federal prison for his role in a criminal enterprise involving illegal aliens working in 14 states.
04/25/2011
Houston, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Two local men were sentenced on Monday to lengthy federal prison terms for holding smuggled aliens hostage for ransom payments, announced U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno, Southern District of Texas.
04/25/2011
Pittsburgh, PA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Alexander Litt, 47, the owner of a company that provided illegal workers to hotels and restaurants in Pittsburgh and three other cities, was sentenced Monday to 56 months in federal prison following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Litt was one of six people indicted in a December 2008 investigation...
04/18/2011
San Diego, CA
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
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Federal authorities unsealed an indictment Monday charging an Oceanside, Calif., motel and 38 individuals, mostly members and associates of the Oceanside Crips street gang, with racketeering and other charges related to the sex trafficking of underage girls and women.
03/31/2011
Jackson, MS
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Sheren Nguyen, 47, of Houston, Texas, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to transporting illegal aliens through Mississippi for profit following U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Pike County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) investigation.On Dec. 15, 2010, None of the passengers in a vehicle driven by Nguyen had identification...
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.

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