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Friday, July 21, 2017

Government Contractor Sentenced to Life in Prison for Trafficking and Sexually Exploiting Minors Abroad

Today, U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr., sentenced Christopher Rennie Glenn, a former government contractor with ties to West Palm Beach, Florida, to life in prison, after a federal jury convicted of him of sexually exploiting and trafficking in minors, while working overseas.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Florida Pizza Delivery Chain

The Justice Department reached a settlement agreement today with Pizzerias, LLC (Pizzerias), a pizza restaurant franchisee with 31 locations in Miami, Florida. The agreement resolves the department’s investigation into whether Pizzerias violated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Government Contractor Convicted of Sex Trafficking and Sexually Exploiting Minors Abroad

After a month-long jury trial before U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr., a government contractor was convicted of sexually exploiting and trafficking in minors, while working overseas.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Two Mexican Nationals Sentenced to Prison for Participating in Forced Labor Scheme.

Two Mexican nationals, who were working in the Homestead, Florida, area and elsewhere, were sentenced today to prison for their participation in a conspiracy to obtain and provide forced labor.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer Speaks About Human Trafficking in Washington, DC to Commemorate National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

As part of National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch yesterday announced the Justice Department’s National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking

Saturday, December 31, 2016

New VOCA Assistance Rule Means More Services, More Funds For Victims

The Justice Department’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has issued a new rule expanding the ways victim service agencies can use Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) assistance funds

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

UN expert calls for continued efforts against trafficking in persons in the US, with a stronger focus on labor exploitation

At the end of her first official visit* to the United States of America, the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, called for more effective action to detect cases of trafficking for forced labor

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Florida Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking in Connection with Human Trafficking Scheme Targeting Foreign University Students

Defendant Used False and Fraudulent Promises to Recruit Foreign Students to Further a Prostitution and Erotic Massage Enterprise.