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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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  • U.S. border officer gets 20 years for corruption, smuggling drugs

     
    A former U.S. Customs employee is headed to federal prison for 20 years after being convicted of corruption and smuggling charges in El Paso, Texas. Martha Alicia Garnica, 43, a former Customs and Border Protection officer, conspired to smuggle...
  • Four arrested on suspicion of recruiting Chinese women for San Gabriel Valley brothels

     
    Four people have been arrested on suspicion of recruiting women from China to work in brothels housed in homes in Monterey Park and San Gabriel. According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, the weekend bust resulted from a nine-month...
  • Orange County supervisors approve deal to house federal immigration detainees in Irvine and Orange

     
    Orange County supervisors approved a contract Tuesday to house federal immigration detainees at two county jails, a deal that would bring in more than $30 million a year and help save jobs in the Sheriff's Department. The Sheriff's Department has......
  • Man suspected of posing as an immigration agent is arrested in the San Gabriel Valley

     
    A 33-year-old man who allegedly posed as an immigration agent and preyed on at least nine Latino immigrants in El Monte and Rosemead has been booked on suspicion of robbery and kidnapping, authorities said Monday. Noel Gutierrez of El Monte......
  • Feds crack down on Internet movie pirates, score bust

     
    Adding some swashbuckling to its tough talk on fighting piracy, the federal government Wednesday seized several websites that were offering downloads of pirated movies such as "Toy Story 3" and "Iron Man 2" within hours of their release in theaters.......
  • L.A. jewelry store owners plead guilty to selling fake, lead-laden designer jewelry

     
    The owners of a downtown Los Angeles jewelry store face more than five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to selling knock-off designer costume jewelry -- including names such Bvlgari, Chanel and Tiffany -- that contained hazardous levels of......
  • Federal grand jury indictment names L.A. toy company execs in money laundering scheme

     
    A federal grand jury indicted a Los Angeles toy company and three of its executives for allegedly laundering millions of dollars for Mexican and Colombian drug cartels in a scheme that "cleaned" money when the firm exported Teddy bears and......
  • Feds play whack-a-mole with Dutch pirate

     
    Those pirates sure are pesky. Just days after the the federal government thought it had shut down a Dutch website that had been offering pirated movies and TV shows, the site reappeared Hydra-like under a slightly different name. Netherlands-based...
  • A high-speed zip across Europe by train

    A high-speed zip across Europe by train
    Last winter, when Kelly, my teenage son, and I rode trains for a total of 50 hours across France, Germany, Britain and the Low Countries on a frenetic two-week trip (journalistic research for me), we never waited long or walked far to make a connection....
  • High-tech travel shortcuts

    High-tech travel shortcuts
    Imagine feeling in control when you fly instead of feeling like a powerless pawn. Or picture yourself avoiding the hotel's crowded front desk by checking into your hotel using your smart phone. Or envision yourself finding a parking space — a...
  • Deportee torn between two countries

    Deportee torn between two countries
    Henry Fuentes closes his eyes and tries to sleep. But he can't. He is restless. He looks out the airplane window. This may be the last time he sees the United States. In less than three hours, he will land in El Salvador, a country he hasn't seen in eight...