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Feds Search for Woman Wanted in Child Porn Case

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Suspects in child porn cases are usually men.

But ICE agents are on the hunt for an unidentified woman who is accused of producing videos of her having sex with an adult male and two children, reports the Associated Press.

In an attempt to track down the “Jane Doe,” ICE released eight photos of the woman who is believed to live somewhere in the United States.

ICE agents made the discovery while investigating an unrelated child porn case, the AP reported.

Veteran ICE Officer Could Be Fired for Not Releasing Illegal Immigrant

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A veteran Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer who refused to release an illegal immigrant because he was not considered a priority target faces suspension and potential termination, Fox News reports.

“They’re punishing law enforcement officers who are just trying to uphold U.S. law” Chris Crane, president of the National ICE Council, told Fox News.

Investigating a car that had a license plate flagged for illegal immigration activity in Newark,  Del.,  led to the arrest of a 35-year-old immigrant from Mexico. It turned out he was not who agents thought he was, but the officer refused to release the subject, saying the man was in the country illegally, FOX reported.

Top ICE officials ordered the release, saying the suspect was not a priority.

ICE Nabs 14 Foreign Nationals Accused of Gang Ties

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

More than a dozen foreign nationals in Milwaukee have been arrested for alleged ties to the Mexican Posse gang, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

The suspects – 13 from Mexico, one from the Dominican Republic – are in the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is cracking down on foreign-born gangs.

All have criminal histories, ranging from narcotics trafficking to theft.

“Violent street gangs account for a burgeoning amount of crime in our communities in the Midwest and across the country,” Gary Hartwig, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations, told the Journal Sentinel.

Ex-ICE Official Sentenced to Probation in Fraud Scheme

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A former research specialist for Immigration and Customs Enforcement was sentenced to probation for scheming with co-workers to use fake travel vouchers to steal more than $500,000 from the government, the Washington Examiner reports.

William Korn, 53, was sentenced two years of probation and ordered to return tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent expense claims.

Korn is among four ICE employees to plead guilty for their roles in similar schemes with James Woosley, the agency’s former acting director of intelligence.

While working on a temporary assignment during a 14-month period starting in October 2008, Korn began turning in fraudulent travel vouchers for hotel and meal expensive, according to the Examiner.

ICE Agent Accidentally Shoots Self


An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent is recovering after he accidentally shot himself in Miami Beach after a traffic stop Saturday, NBC 6 Miami reports.

After talking to the driver of the car he pulled over, the agent was walking back to his car when his gun went off and shot him in the leg.

The agent was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where his condition was unknown this morning, according to NBC 6 Miami.

ICE declined to identify the agent.

 

Former ICE Official to Train Albuquerque Police

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

 A former official for Immigration Customs Enforcement was hired to train the Albuquerque Police Department to rely more on cooperation and less on force, the Albuquerque Journal reports.

Joe Wolf, 56, who oversaw training for ICE, will serve as the new training director for the Albuquerque Police Department agency.

The idea, Wolf said, is to improve interactions between police and the public.

“This is not an occupying army,” Wolf told the Albuquerque Journal. “There’s a disconnect with the military model of law enforcement training. We’re trying to create individual thinkers, not group movement … That’s a tall order.”

Ex-Florida ICE Chief Anthony Mangione Pleads Guilty in Child Porn Case

 

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A former top U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official accused of looking at images of minors having sex  pleaded guilty Friday to federal pornography charges, The Associated Press reports.

A 27-year veteran of ICE, Anthony Mangione, 51, ran the agency’s South Florida operations from 2007 to 2011 and helped investigate child pornography cases.

Mangione was charged in September with three counts of using a home computer to receive and transmit child pornography.

Mangione retired a few months after authorities searched his home and office computers in April 2011. Sentencing is set for Oct. 5.  He faces a mandatory minimum of five year in prison.

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Feds Reduce Size of Immigration Unit in Arizona

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has withdrawn some agents from Phoenix just as local police prepare to enforce Arizona’s new immigration law, The Associated Press reports.

The federal agents were responsible for identifying and deporting illegal immigrants.

To round up immigrants in other states, ICE began reassigning members of the Phoenix unit, saying smuggling activity is down in the area, the AP reported.

Some local police worry ICE won’t be able to respond as quickly to immigration problems.