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Tampa Brothers Sentenced To A Total Of Seventy Years For Sex Trafficking Conspiracy

 Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew has sentenced Antawan Hudson (31, Tampa) to 30 years in federal prison for sex trafficking minors. On September 28, 2016, Hudson’s brother, Maurice Williams (26, Tampa), was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for sex trafficking minors. Hudson pleaded guilty on the first day of trial and a federal jury found Williams guilty on May 20, 2016. 

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Two Men Charged with Sex Trafficking of Three Victims

Operation Cross Country X

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two men were charged in federal court today for the sex trafficking of three victims.

Calvin Anthony Miller, also known as “Serious,” 34, and his cousin, Henry Dailey, 36, were charged with conspiracy to commit sex trafficking in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo. Miller and Dailey remain in federal custody pending a detention hearing on Oct. 20, 2016.

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FBI Announces Results of Nationwide Human Trafficking Operation

One Minor Recovered, Nine Pimps Arrested in North Texas

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with representatives from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and several international law enforcement partners, announced Monday that, domestically, 82 minors were rescued, and 239 traffickers and their associates were arrested as part of Operation Cross Country X, an international effort focusing on underage human trafficking that ran from October 13 to 16, 2016. FBI Director James Comey and NCMEC Director John Clark announced the results of Operation Cross Country X at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) convention in San Diego.

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Human Trafficking Ring Dismantled

The young Ukrainian men and women—many of them out of work and with few prospects—were promised good-paying jobs in the United States. But instead of living the American dream, they were thrust into a nightmare of violence, threats, and forced servitude. For years, five brothers who ran a human trafficking organization victimized dozens of unwitting Ukrainians, underscoring the reality that modern-day slavery exists in the United States and around the world—and requires a strong response by governments and law enforcement.

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Using a financial attack strategy to combat human trafficking

Human trafficking – modern day slavery
Slavery is illegal in every part of the world. Yet the slave trade has not been relegated to the ash heap of history.

Slavery, in the form of human trafficking, is a flourishing criminal enterprise. It’s the second largest crime in the world, with an estimated 27 million people currently enslaved worldwide.
No country, regardless of socio-economic status, history or political structure, is untouched by the exploitation of people for profit. About 600,000 to 800,000 victims are trafficked globally per year; the majority of victims are women and children. Human trafficking is a crime unlike any other in that it involves force, fraud, coercion and sometimes human smuggling, kidnapping and sham marriages. Victims are lured into human trafficking schemes with false promises of well-paying jobs or manipulated by people they trust. Once under the human trafficker’s control, victims are forced into prostitution, domestic servitude or other types of forced labor.

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Mexican National Sentenced to 15 Years for Participating in a Brutal Family Run Sex Trafficking Organization

The Department of Justice today announced a sentencing and guilty plea for two members of a family run sex trafficking organization based in southern Florida.  Rafael Alberto Cadena-Sosa was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Joes E. Martinez to serve 15 years in prison and Carmen Cadena pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Jose Martinez for participating in a brutal family run sex trafficking organization.

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Peace Corps Ranks No. 3 on List of Best Places to Work Among Small Federal Government Agencies

Agency holds No. 1 spot in Support for Diversity category 

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 10, 2014 – Today the Peace Corps was named No. 3 overall among small agencies in the Partnership for Public Service’s 2014 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings. This is the highest place that the agency has held on the list and the fifth consecutive year of being named among the top five small agencies.

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Troops in Liberia Will Be Protected From Ebola

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2014 – Soldiers deployed to Liberia to help with the Ebola outbreak there will receive the best equipment and training beforehand, be monitored on the ground and be screened before they go home, the commander of U.S. Africa Command said at the White House yesterday.

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Justice in Labor Trafficking Case

In October 2012, a young woman was arrested by police in Ashland, Ohio for shoplifting a candy bar. But when she explained why she stole the candy, her story concerned the officers, and, eventually—after additional information was obtained—the Cleveland FBI opened a federal investigation into the matter.

It turned out that the young woman, who was cognitively disabled, was being held against her will and forced to perform manual labor for a couple who lived in a multi-dwelling house not far from the store where she was arrested. And it wasn’t just the woman herself being held—it was her young daughter as well. Mother and daughter had been living in the apartment—in squalid conditions and enduring constant threats—since August 2010. The withholding of food was just one of the methods their captors used to control them.

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Last 2 defendants sentenced in connection with Houston stash house with 115 illegal aliens

HOUSTON — The final two men arrested in connection with the March 2014 discovery of more than 100 illegal aliens in a Houston-area stash house were ordered to federal prison Thursday. The sentences were announced by U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas, and Brian Moskowitz, special agent in charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Houston.

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