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ICE in the News - Archives: March 2016


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#ICEintheNews: Learn more about the work of ICE’s special agents and officers with this week’s selection of news reports from U.S. and international media outlets.
Ancient antiquities returned to Italy
Ancient antiquities returned to Italy

Officials: 2 MS-13 gang members deported to El Salvador

AP; May 30, 2015

Immigration officials say two MS-13 gang members have been deported from Los Angeles to face homicide charges in El Salvador.

Man behind Silk Road website sentenced to life in federal prison

LA Times; May 29, 2015

Ross William Ulbricht, the San Francisco man convicted of running an underground website that allowed drug dealers to peddle their wares to countless customers online, will spend the rest of his life in federal prison, a judge ruled Friday.

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Sex sting nabs Air Force captain seeking child sex, feds say

Orlando Sentinel; May 29, 2015

An Air Force captain remains jailed in Central Florida after he was accused of traveling to meet with a "father" who was offering a 13-year-old girl for sex, according to investigators.

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Combat wounded Marine sees new horrors in role as child porn hunter

Tampa Tribune; May 29, 2015

Sitting in his wheelchair in the cramped but neat cubicle in the headquarters of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, Justin Gaertner explains the basics of computer forensics to a Clearwater police detective who brought in a phone from a recent homicide case.

EDDIE, ICE and apps

FCW; May 28, 2015

An app named EDDIE, designed to help Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officers in the field do their jobs more efficiently, won Most Innovative Application at the 2015 ACT-IAC Mobile Application Fair.

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Human trafficking hits home

Athens (Ohio) News; May 27, 2015

Human trafficking is not just a problem in faraway lands. It happens here in America, in Ohio, in Athens County. And it doesn't happen like it does in a Liam Neeson movie. It's subtle. It's insidious. And it can be hard to spot.

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U.S. Returns Looted Antique Artifacts Worth Millions to Italy

NBC News; May 26, 2015

Stolen works of art worth millions of dollars — including an antique Venetian canon and a 4th-century sarcophagus lid in the form of a sleeping woman — have been seized by American investigators and returned to Italy, it was announced Tuesday.

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Counterfeit goods: How to tell the real from the rip-off

Fox News; May 28, 2015

As the world has grown smaller, more and more foreign-made goods are hitting our shores. Among them, a flood of fakes, fueled in part by the Internet and the ease with which we can buy products directly. Last year, U.S. law enforcement agencies — including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations — shut down 29,684 websites that were illegally selling counterfeit goods online.

Feds on watch for fake merchandise at playoff games

NY Post; May 26, 2015

As pro hockey and basketball head to the playoffs, fans will not be the only ones flocking to the games. Vendors selling fake hats, T-shirts, jerseys and other merchandise are setting up shop — and so too are federal agents from Homeland Security Investigations, who handle intellectual property crimes.

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 05/21/2019