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By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
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Human trafficking bust in Kansas nabs Florida man, Evan Vollerthum, exploiting a child

A Florida man was arrested Monday for human trafficking and attempting to sexually exploit a child. Evan H. Vollerthum U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 17th, 2019
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Child predator Nicholas Shreck gets 70 years in prison for having more child porn, images of kids

Special Agent in Charge Brad Bench of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Seattle Field Office announced today that a 41-year-old Seattle, Washington man who More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 17th, 2019
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CenturyLink tech Ray Peltier sentences to 15 years in prison for sexually exploiting kids

A former service technician for CenturyLink was sentenced Friday to 15-years in the Arizona Department of Corrections after being convicted on felony charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and attempted sexual More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 17th, 2019
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Tuscon IT programmer, Daniel Courville, gets over five years of jail time in child porn case

Daniel Courville, a former IT programmer, was sentenced Monday to nearly six years in prison for possessing child pornography following an investigation lead by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The sentence More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 17th, 2019
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Homeland Security partners with airline pilot union to combat human trafficking

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign announced a new partnership with the world’s largest airline pilot union, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), along with the Department More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
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Dario Puga-Moreno charged in fatal illegal alien smuggling attempt into Texas, 6 dead

A Mexican National was charged Monday with unlawfully transporting aliens which resulted in death following the fatal alien smuggling attempt that left six people dead and nine others injured in Southeast Texas. This More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, May 25th, 2019
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Local, state, feds rally to target human traffickers during NASCAR Coca-Cola 600

Representatives from federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, as well as nonprofit organizations, came together Wednesday and Thursday to target potential human traffickers and aid victims during the More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, May 24th, 2019
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Puerto Rican Olympic coach Alexander Greaux-Gomez guilty in ‘sex with minor’ case

A former Puerto Rican Olympic athlete and coach was found guilty Wednesday in federal court of sexual enticement and transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual conduct. U.S. Immigration and More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
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Beto guilty of sex trafficking: Filiberto ‘Beto’ Chavez faces life in prison for drug, human trafficking charges

U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced Thursday that a federal jury found Filiberto “Beto” Chavez, 37, of Fresno, guilty of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, May 10th, 2019
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Jordanian citizen Moayad Heider Mohammad Aldari pleads guilty to illegally smuggling Yemenis into the US

A citizen of Jordan pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to bring illegal aliens to the United States, which also included a related charge smuggling Yemeni nationals into the United States through Mexico. This More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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Chicago musician, YouTuber Austin Jones gets 10 years in prison over teen porn scheme

A Chicago-area musician was sentenced Friday to 10 years in federal prison for enticing several underage girls, some as young as 14 years old, to produce sexually explicit videos of themselves. This prison sentence More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigns under pressure from Trump, replaced by Kevin McAleenan

President Trump announced Sunday afternoon that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen “will be leaving her position” after 16 months in the job. Photo By Bill Koplitz/FEMA Trump also announced More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, March 16th, 2019
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Kirstjen Nielsen: Brenton Terrant has no ties to the US as Trump attacked by CAIR, Max Boot, Jim Acosta

While it’s not a surprise, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday afternoon that there are no terrorist ties between the New Zealand shooter, Brenton Terrant, and the More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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Kingsmen President, David Pirk and Andre Jenkins Convicted of Murder and Racketeering

One Kingsmen Motorcycle Club (KMC) leader and member who committed execution style murders were sentenced for their roles in a major racketeering operation that involved violence and murder. David Pirk, 68, KMC More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, March 1st, 2019
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Boston: ICE busts Manila human trafficking ring linked, 9 minors rescued, including a one-year-old

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Manila special agents, the HSI Manila Transnational Criminal Investigative Unit (TCIU), and HSI Boston coordinated a real-time More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, February 24th, 2019
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Wisconsin Resident, Cutris Pethley Involved in Nigerian Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Scheme

Curtis Sherman Pethley, 62, a resident of Wisconsin, was sentenced today to 57 months in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $440,000 for his role in a nationwide conspiracy to commit mail fraud and aggravated More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
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Presidio County Officials Sentenced to Federal Prison on Bribery Related Charge

In Pecos today, a federal judge sentenced two former Presidio County officials–67-year-old Carlos Eduardo Nieto and 57-year-old Lorenzo Padilla Hernandez–to 30 months and 24 months imprisonment, respectively, More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, February 22nd, 2019
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18 Alt-ring, Neo-Nazi and Universal Aryan Brotherhood gang members charged in racketeering, drug and kidnapping case

Eighteen members and associates of a white supremacist gang, the Universal Aryan Brotherhood, were charged in federal court Thursday for their alleged roles in conspiring in a racketeering enterprise, kidnapping, More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, February 10th, 2019
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Minnesota Rep Ilhan Omar calls for defunding Homeland Security, heats up #Not1Dollar movement

On Friday, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar called for the complete defunding of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which would eliminate numerous government agencies that protect the United States in a post-9/11 More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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Border Patrol busts meth trafficker, hiding $1 million in drugs inside of decorative rocks

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico East commercial facility arrested a Mexicali man on Friday after discovering 395 pounds of methamphetamine stashed inside the shipment of decorative rocks More...


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