Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Today's I.C.E. News

Houston immigration attorney sentenced for visa fraud and money laundering
HOUSTON - An immigration attorney was convicted and sentenced Tuesday for money laundering and conspiring to engage in visa fraud. The sentencing was announced by U.S. Attorney Tim Johnson, Southern District of Texas, and is the result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/0908/090818houston.htm


Bay Area sham marriage broker sentenced to 19 months in prison
SAN FRANCISCO - Kwan Tsoi, also known as Joyce Cai, was sentenced in federal court today to 19 months in prison, and ordered to forfeit $250,000 in proceeds, for arranging fake marriages so her foreign national clients could obtain immigration benefits they did not qualify for.
http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/0908/090818sanfrancisco.htm


Directors of Washington company plead guilty to felony immigration violations
Pair admits they allowed submission of false immigration forms for employees
SEATTLE - Two corporate directors of Yamato Engine Specialists in Bellingham, Wash., pleaded guilty today in federal court to aiding and abetting the use of a false statement on immigration employment forms, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/0908/090818seattle.htm


ICE and CBP seize more than 100 pounds of cocaine at Miami International Airport
MIAMI - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized more than 100 pounds of cocaine with a street value of approximately $3.8 million last night.
http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/0908/090819miami.htm


Florida man pleads guilty to illegal possession of firearms and drug charges
ORLANDO, Fla. - A Cuban national, 62, pleaded guilty today to illegally possessing a firearm and narcotics following a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) investigation.
http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/0908/090819orlando.htm

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