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06/08/2014

ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending June 6, 2014

June 2, 2014 – Member of largest counterfeit goods conspiracy in history sentenced

A New York member of a $300 million international counterfeit goods conspiracy, deemed one of the largest counterfeit goods case ever prosecuted, was sentenced June 2 to 46 months in prison for his role in the scheme, following a joint investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Newark Field Office and the FBI. Full Story

June 3, 2014 – ICE arrests 63 during 5-day operation targeting criminal aliens, immigration fugitives in West Michigan

As part of ICE's ongoing efforts to focus agency resources on the removal of criminal aliens and egregious immigration law violators, 63 convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and other immigration violators were arrested by ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) teams during a five-day operation in West Michigan. Full Story

June 3, 2014 – ICE receives 'Best App' honorable mention in PR News' Social Media Icon Awards

ICE's "Operation Predator" smartphone app received honorable mention for "Best App" in the PR News' 2014 Social Media Icon Awards June 2 in New York City. Full Story

June 6, 2014 – 57 convicted sex offenders arrested in LA-area ICE enforcement surge

ERO officers arrested 57 foreign nationals with prior convictions for sex offenses during a three-day operation targeting criminal alien sex offenders in the Los Angeles area. Full Story

June 2, 2014 – Member of fraudulent document enterprise pleads guilty to racketeering, money laundering

A Mexican national living in Cincinnati pleaded guilty June 6 to conspiracy to engage in racketeering and conspiracy to launder money following an investigation by HSI Washington into a violent fraudulent document enterprise. Full Story