Operation Broken Heart Leads to Nearly 1,700 Arrests

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced this week that Internet Crimes Against Children task forces around the country have led to the arrests of nearly 1,700 suspected child sex predators. The 61 task forces, located in all 50 states and comprised of more than 4,500 federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies, coordinated the operation called “Broken Heart” throughout April and May 2019.

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L.A. Gang Member Sentenced to 13 Years for Federal Hate Crime

A member of the Big Hazard street gang was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for orchestrating and executing a firebombing against African American families at the Ramona Gardens Housing Development in 2014. Jose Saucedo, also known as Lil’ Moe, pleaded guilty to four felonies: conspiracy to violate civil rights, violent crime in aid of racketeering, interference with the Fair Housing Act, and attempted arson of federal property.

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Ethiopian Human Rights Abuser Sentenced for Fraudulently Obtaining U.S. Citizenship

A naturalized US citizen residing in Alexandria, Virginia has been sentenced to 37 months in prison for having fraudulently obtained US citizenship. Mergia Negussie Habteyes, 58, admitted to a series of lies in the naturalization process, including failure to disclose participation in persecution during the Red Terror Period in Ethiopia.

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This Week on FEDtalk

Agency Efforts to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on agency efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. The Drug Enforcement Administration has been leading interagency efforts to reduce drug use and increase awareness about the dangers of opioids. As their annual Red Ribbon Week ends, they join us to discuss the progress being made on this important issue.

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FLEOA Elects New National Officers at Bi-Annual Conference

Last week, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association elected the following National Officers at the 25th National Conference held in College Park, Maryland:

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