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ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014 — ICE Dallas office deports Salvadoran national wanted for aggravated homicide

A Salvadoran national and gang member, who was wanted in El Salvador for aggravated homicide and extortion, was deported May 28 by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in Dallas, and turned over to local law enforcement authorities to face criminal charges. Full Story


May 30, 2014 — Florida sex trafficker sentenced to more than 33 years

A Florida resident was sentenced May 29 to nearly 34 years in federal prison on sex trafficking charges, resulting from an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Lakeland (Florida) Police Department. Full Story


May 30, 2014 — Co-leader of international sex trafficking organization sentenced to life in prison

A New York City man was sentenced to life in prison in connection with his co-leadership of a long-running sex trafficking conspiracy that employed force, fraud and coercion to make young women work as prostitutes against their will. Full Story


May 30, 2014 — 5 charged with participating in student visa, financial aid fraud schemes

Five people were arrested May 29 for their participation in a scheme to fraudulently represent their for-profit schools were complying with immigration and financial aid regulations, due to an investigation by HSI and partner federal government agencies. Full Story

May 30, 2014 — 5 Mexican nationals plead guilty to trafficking women for NJ brothels

Five Mexican nationals illegally present in the United States pleaded guilty in New Jersey state court Wednesday to operating multiple brothels in Lakewood which were part of a network of brothels in New Jersey, New York and other states. Full Story