The Departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security today jointly announced a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of individuals allegedly responsible for the murder of ICE HSI Special Agent Jaime Zapata and the attempted murder of ICE HSI Special Agent Victor Avila.
A former Cameron County sheriff's deputy was sentenced on Monday to four years and nine months in prison for smuggling weapons into Mexico in exchange for money. The sentence was the result of an investigation conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in coordination with the FBI and Cameron County Sheriff's Office.
Derek Jerome Pitre, 58, of Clovis, Calif., was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill to 17 years and one month in prison for receiving child pornography. In a second unrelated investigation, Anthony Bernard Ellrodt, 38, of Bakersfield, Calif., pleaded guilty Friday before Judge O'Neill to possession of child pornography.
In 1961, the painting was loaned to the Musée Malraux in Le Havre in Normandy, France, but was stolen from the museum in December 1973. In October 2010, the Degas painting appeared in the Sotheby's New York catalogue for a pending auction of Impressionist and modern art.
Nathan G. Pope, 48, of Indianapolis, Ind., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence to conspiracy and transporting an individual across state lines to engage in prostitution, in violation of the Mann Act.
An Soon Kim, 52, was arrested by ICE HSI special agents based in Hartford. She was arrested at the Mohegan Sun Casino pursuant to an active arrest warrant. Kim is wanted for engaging in a wide-ranging human trafficking ring operating throughout the northeastern United States.
Ambassador Samir Sumaida'ie of Iraq and ICE Assistant Secretary John Morton sign custody documents to repatriate Iraqi cultural property found in the United States. See Media Gallery for more photos.
Carlos Garcia-Hernandez, 19, a citizen of Mexico, was turned over to Mexican officials on the Brownsville International Bridge at approximately 1:00 p.m. Monday. Garcia-Hernandez, a member of the "Houstone" street gang in Houston, Texas, was arrested December 11 after ICE received word that Mexican authorities were seeking him.
Ignazio Ingrassia, an Italian national departed the United States without incident, escorted by ICE officers, and was turned over to Italian National Police officials who were waiting for him at Rome Fiumicino Airport in Italy. This follows the issuance of a voluntary departure order from a federal immigration judge.