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ICE, federal authorities arrest dozens in Massachusetts operation targeting drugs, criminal aliens

BOSTON, MA: ICE release – Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) joined the Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts, the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Marshalls, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Oct. 4, to announce the arrests of dozens of defendants in a multi-agency federal investigation in…
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WORLD – ICE HSI Ho Chi Minh City participates in destruction of 13 tons of seized counterfeit items

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: On Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, joined with Vietnam Customs Anti-Smuggling and Investigation Department (ASID) and multiple brand representatives to witness the destruction of tons of counterfeit items which had previously been seized by Vietnamese authorities at ports of entry. The items included counterfeit footwear, garments, handbags…
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Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Planning ISIS Inspired Attack

BOSTON, MA: - by ATF Boston Field Division  – An Adams, Mass. man was sentenced today in federal court in Springfield in connection with a plot to engage in terrorist activity inspired by and in the name of ISIS. Alexander Ciccolo, a/k/a Ali Al Amriki, 26, was sentenced by District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to 20 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised…
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Printing Guns is Illegal and a Serious Public Safety Risk

AG Issues Public Safety Notice with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Chiefs of Police Association, Major City Chiefs of Police, and the District Attorneys Association. BOSTON, MA — After winning a federal court order blocking the Trump Administration from allowing the publication of plans for downloadable 3D-printed weapons, Attorney General Maura Healey today joined with her law enforcement partners in issuing a public safety…
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ICE HSI Boston, Attorney General announce 25 arrests in large-scale document and benefit fraud scheme

BOSTON — Twenty five individuals were charged as a result of a Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) probe targeting offenders of document and benefit fraud. Peter C. Fitzhugh, HSI Boston special agent in charge, joined Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew E . Lelling in the announcement Thursday. Many of the defendants have prior criminal histories, including a…
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ICE removes Brazilian national wanted for murder with help of Martha’s Vineyard Police

BOSTON – A Brazilian national wanted for murder in Brazil was returned to his home country July 10 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers with the assistance of the Oak Bluffs Police Department on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Dorviro Rocha-Ribeiro, 47, a citizen and national of Brazil who was the subject of an Interpol Red Notice for murder, was removed from…
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Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Illegally Possessing a Sawed-Off Shotgun

BOSTON REGION - Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Joshua Knight, 35, of Brunswick, Maine, was sentenced today in District Court by Chief Judge Nancy Torresen to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a felon. Knight pleaded guilty to the charge on January 5, 2018. According to court records and evidence…
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NATION – National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results in Charges Against 601 Individuals Responsible for Over $2 Billion in Fraud Losses

Largest Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action in Department of Justice History Resulted in 76 Doctors Charged and 84 Opioid Cases Involving More Than 13 Million Illegal Dosages of Opioids Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar III, announced today the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action involving 601 charged defendants across 58 federal districts, including…
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Illegal Immigration Crisis – DHS Secretary Nielsen’s Remarks

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen delivered remarks at the White House Press Briefing on the illegal immigration crisis at the southern border: SECRETARY NIELSEN: Good afternoon. It is my pleasure to be here because I would love to see if I can help explain some of what is going on and give you some of the facts. I know there have…
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President Donald J. Trump is Acting to Enforce the Law, While Keeping Families Together

It’s about keeping families together, while at the same time, being sure that we have a very powerful, very strong border. President Donald J. Trump SECURING THE BORDER, KEEPING FAMILIES TOGETHER: President Donald J. Trump is using his existing executive authority to address family separation of illegal alien border-crossers. President Trump is committed to protecting our Nation’s borders during a historic influx of illegal alien…
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Media Disasters – “Our Country’s biggest enemy is the Fake News so easily promulgated by fools! ” President Donald Trump

INDUSTRIAL FRAUD - Fake news is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate misinformation and omissions, or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media.
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Historic Occurrences – Hurricane Season Opens. Are you prepared ?

The Great Colonial Hurricane of 1635 - August 25, 1635. This was the first historical record of an intense hurricane striking New England, and is often considered to be “America’s first recorded natural disaster”. The highest winds have been estimated at Category 3 or greater at landfall, reaching over 115 mph. The storm’s eye is believed to have passed between Boston and Plymouth, causing at…
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Sports News – Marathon 2018 Moments – Desiree Linden of the United States celebrates Strong 1st Place Finish

April 16, 2018 - Desiree Linden of the United States celebrates after placing first in the Woman's Elite Division at the 2018 Boston Marathon. (Mayor's Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson)
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Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns to Boston after 90-day patrol in Northeast waters

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer's crew puts a disabled fishing vessel in tow after the engines caught fire April 5th, 2018, about 50 miles off the coast of Maine. Spencer is homeported in Boston with a crew complement of 100. ( Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returned to homeport Wednesday following a 90-day patrol off the Northeast coast. During the patrol, Spencer’s crew conducted…
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MA joins multistate effort – New Jersey Hosts Inaugural Meeting of “States for Gun Safety” Coalition

TRENTON - New Jersey today hosted a first of its kind meeting bringing together key officials from New Jersey and nearby member states of the “States for Gun Safety” coalition to discuss intelligence sharing — with respect to both crime gun intelligence and permitting information. Representatives from New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Delaware participated in a meeting with the New Jersey Governor’s Office, New…
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Governor Baker Proclaims May as National Mental Health Awareness Month

BOSTON — Mental Health Month 2018 Commonwealth of Massachusetts A Proclamation His Excellency Governor Charles D. Baker   WHEREAS, mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being; and   WHEREAS, one in five Americans will experience a mental health diagnosis; and   WHEREAS, prevention is an effective way to reduce the burden of mental health conditions; and   WHEREAS, there is a strong body of…
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Governor Baker Declares “No First Time” Day in the Commonwealth

BOSTON, MA:  — Governor Charlie Baker declared today “No First Time” Day in the Commonwealth to raise awareness of teen drug use. “No First Time” is an early education and awareness program started through the Evan G. Foundation to fight substance abuse. The Evan G. Foundation raises awareness of substance abuse disorders and helps prevent youth drug use so that no child has any reason…
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Sports News – Doping Disasters – Lance Armstrong Agrees to Pay $5 Million to Settle False Claims Allegations Arising From Violation of Anti-Doping Provisions of U.S. Postal Service Sponsorship Agreement

Washington, DC: DoJustice - Former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong agreed to pay the United States $5 million to resolve a lawsuit alleging that his admitted use of performance-enhancing drugs and methods (“PEDs”) resulted in the submission of millions of dollars in false claims for sponsorship payments to the Postal Service (“USPS”), which sponsored Armstrong’s cycling team during six of the seven years Armstrong appeared to…
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ICE HSI counterfeit steroid trafficking, money laundering case leads to prison sentence in Massachusetts

BOSTON, MA: - A Gloucester, Massachusetts, woman was sentenced to prison April 26 in federal court in Boston for her role in a conspiracy to traffic counterfeit steroids and launder money following charges brought from a Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)  Homeland Security Investigations(HSI)-led case. Melissa Sclafani, 30, was sentenced by District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to one year and one day in prison…
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