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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

10 rescued from suspected human smuggling operation in SW Houston, 2 in custody

 


Police are now investigating a case of suspected human smuggling in southwest Houston.

According to the Houston Police Department, officers responded to the 9000 block of McAvoy. 

Authorities said a total of 10 people were rescued from a house where they were being held. 

Police said indications are this is human smuggling. 

Two suspects are in custody, according to police. 

HPD Vice and ICE are investigating. 



Saturday, July 27, 2013

USDOJ: Vermont Man Charged with Obtaining U.S. Citizenship by Failing to Disclose Violent Crimes Committed During the Bosnian Conflict

The United States Department of Justice
Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 26, 2013
Vermont Man Charged with Obtaining U.S. Citizenship by Failing to Disclose Violent Crimes Committed During the Bosnian Conflict
Edin Sakoè, 54, of Burlington, Vt., was arrested today on charges that he obtained his naturalized citizenship through fraud by failing to disclose his prior acts of persecution and crimes committed during the Bosnian conflict, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Tristram J. Coffin of the District of Vermont, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge in Boston Bruce M. Foucart and Special Agent in Charge Andrew W. Vale of the FBI’s Albany, N.Y., Field Office.

According to the indictment filed in Burlington, Sakoè committed naturalization fraud by providing false and fraudulent information about his commission of crimes and his participation in the persecution of Bosnian Serbs during the conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina.  Specifically, the indictment alleges that, in July 1992, Sakoè kidnapped and raped a Bosnian Serb woman and aided and abetted the murder of her elderly mother and aunt.  Sakoè also allegedly aided and abetted the burning of the victims’ family home.  According to the indictment, Sakoè allegedly failed to disclose his participation in these activities during his immigration and naturalization process.
 
Sakoè was charged in a two-count indictment filed yesterday in the U.S. District Court in the District of Vermont.  The charges carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison as well as automatic revocation of his U.S. citizenship and a fine of up to $250,000.

The case is being investigated jointly by HSI Burlington and the FBI’s Albany Division.  ICE’s Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center assisted in this investigation. Valuable assistance was provided by the Criminal Division’s Office of International Affairs and its counterpart at the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Members of the public who have information about former human rights violators in the United States are urged to contact U.S. law enforcement through the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section at hrsptips@usdoj.gov or toll-free at 1-800-813-5863 or the HSI tip line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or to complete its online tip form at www.ice.gov/exec/forms/hsi-tips/tips.asp.

The case is being prosecuted by Senior Trial Attorney Matthew C. Singer of the Criminal Division’s Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugenia Cowles of the District of Vermont.

The charges in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


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Friday, November 9, 2012

Special Agent - Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Transporting Child Pornography:



Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 9, 2012
Former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Miami Office Special Agent in Charge Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Transporting Child Pornography

WASHINGTON – A former Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Miami Office was sentenced today to serve 70 months in prison for transporting child pornography, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting Special Agent in Charge Michael B. Steinbach of the FBI Miami Field Office and Sheriff Al Lamberti of the Broward County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office.

Anthony Mangione, 52, of Parkland, Fla., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra in West Palm Beach, Fla.  In addition to his prison term, Mangione was sentenced to serve 20 years of supervised release.
On July 16, 2012, Mangione pleaded guilty to one count of transportation of child pornography in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida.  He was indicted on Sept. 27, 2011, by a grand jury in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
According to court documents, between March 2010 and September 2010, Mangione used a computer and other means to transport visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.  Specifically, according to court documents, Mangione established several AOL email accounts to transport numerous images of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, including transmitting several images to an individual in Delaware.
During the period of time in which he transported child pornography, Mangione served as the Special Agent in Charge for the ICE Miami Office.  Mangione was placed on administrative leave by ICE in April 2011 and has since retired. 

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child exploitation and abuse.  Led by U.S. Attorneys’ offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
This case was prosecuted by Deputy Chief Alexandra R. Gelber and Trial Attorney Michael W. Grant of CEOS.  The investigation was conducted by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI, with assistance from the Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Inspector General.

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