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ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Nov. 16, 2012

Nov. 15, 2012 – ICE gives full effort to helping personnel affected by Hurricane Sandy

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) focused on making the safety and support of ICE personnel in the region a top priority. Full Story

Nov. 14, 2012 – Mississippi drug ring sentenced for distributing methamphetamine via mail

A Mississippi man was sentenced to six years in federal prison for his role in a plot to distribute Mexican methamphetamine in southern Mississippi through the mail. The sentence is the result of a two year investigation. Full Story

Nov. 14, 2012 – HSI joins IRS in uncovering fraudulent tax return and identity theft scheme

Fifty-three individuals charged with government property and identity theft were arrested in several municipalities of Puerto Rico following a joint Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and ICE Homeland Security Investigations probe. Full Story

Nov. 14, 2012 – ICE fines Massachusetts companies hiring unlawful employees

Following an investigation and audit of Form I-9 documents by HSI, 17 Massachusetts employers were fined a total of $349,619.54 in fiscal year 2012 for various employment violations. Full Story

Nov. 13, 2012 – Louisiana business, owner plead guilty to illegal alien money laundering scheme

A Louisiana construction business and its owner pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of conspiring to hide more than $280,000 gained by harboring and employing illegal aliens at multiple company work sites. Full Story