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January 20, 2011
|Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations

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.

January 20, 2011
|Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
In a ceremony held at the French ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C., on January 21, 2011, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) returned to the French government a rare painting by master impressionist Edgar Degas that had been stolen and lost to the world for nearly 40 years.
January 11, 2011
|Human Smuggling/Trafficking

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.

January 9, 2011
|Enforcement and Removal

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.

January 4, 2011
|Document and Benefit Fraud
The owner of a major Guam construction company has been charged in a 124-count indictment with a battery of federal violations for allegedly recruiting dozens of Chinese foreign nationals to come to Guam to work for his firm, then forcing them to labor long hours at substandard wages.
July 30, 2010
|Operational

Top 5 ICE news stories for the week ending July 30, 2010

June 2, 2010
|Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
Agents initiated an investigation after the pre-Columbian artifacts were seen on eBay.
April 5, 2010
|Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations

A dozen 1,400-year-old skulls smuggled into the United States were returned to Peru after an ICE investigation.

March 24, 2010
|Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
Bildnis in der Laube (Portrait in the Garden), a 1930 painting by Swiss artist Paul Klee, was reported stolen to the Art Loss Registry in 1989 and reported by an art gallery in Canada.
March 4, 2010
|Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
A silver pendant with the image of Peter the Great was among 200 items stolen from Russia's State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg in 2006. ICE recovered the pendant in Seattle and returned it to Russia.
February 24, 2010
|Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations

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.

January 11, 2010
|Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
ICE announced the forfeiture of Le Marche following a Manhattan federal court trial that found the work was stolen from a French museum in 1981.
December 11, 2009
|Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
8 Peruvian cultural religious artifacts seized in ICE investigation.
December 2, 2009
|Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
A Corinthian column krater, left, and a Pompeii wall panel fresco, stolen from Italy and recovered by ICE in New York, were returned to the Italian government in a ceremony.
December 28, 2008
|Transnational Gangs

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.

November 18, 2008
|Enforcement and Removal
The Buncombe, Henderson and Gaston County Sheriffs' Offices yesterday received a new link that will automatically check the criminal and immigration history of all individuals booked into their jails. This new process will provide local officers as much information available about individuals they arrest and help to more efficiently identify criminal aliens for potential removal.
November 12, 2008
|Enforcement and Removal
Wake County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday became the first of four law enforcement agencies in North Carolina to receive new database link that will automatically check the criminal and immigration history of all individuals booked into the jail. This new process provides local officers as much information available about individuals they arrest and help to more efficiently identify criminal aliens for potential removal.
November 3, 2008
|Enforcement and Removal

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.

May 10, 2008
|Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Investigations
The cache of fossils, including prehistoric pine cones and dinosaur eggs, was seized two years ago by ICE agents at a gem and mineral show in Tucson, Ariz.
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