Human trafficking
June 25, 2018 - 10:59 am
It's not just something that happens somewhere else. Human trafficking is happening and close to home. Tom Mosca, Esq is the Co chair of the NEPA Human Trafficking Task Force . He joins WILK's Nikki Stone with details on what you can do if you suspect someone could be in danger and even gives you...
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In this image tweeted by David Caltabiano of KABB/WOAI, a heavily damaged SUV is seen on Texas Highway 85 in Big Wells, Texas, after crashing while carrying more than a dozen people fleeing from Border Patrol agents, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (David Caltabiano/KABB/WOAI via AP)
June 19, 2018 - 9:02 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors charged five people Tuesday in a scheme to smuggle immigrants illegally after an SUV driven by one of them crashed in Texas while fleeing Border Patrol agents, killing five passengers. The crash happened Sunday after Border Patrol became suspicious of three...
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This June 12, 2018 photo released Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by French NGO "SOS Mediterranee" shows migrants being transferred from the Aquarius ship to Italian Coast Guard boats, in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy dispatched two ships Tuesday to help take 629 migrants stuck off its shores on the days-long voyage to Spain in what is forecast to be bad weather, after the new populist government refused them safe port in a dramatic bid to force Europe to share the burden of unrelenting arrivals. (Kenny Karpov/SOS Mediterranee via AP)
June 14, 2018 - 2:57 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 8:50 p.m. A U.S. Navy vessel is waiting to learn where it can disembark 40 migrants who survived a capsizing off Libya. Lt. Cmdr. Zachary Harrell, a U.S. 6th Fleet spokesman, said discussions were ongoing Thursday...
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Defendants charged with involvement in the human smuggling case known as the Parndorf-case listen to the verdict at Kecskemet Court of Justice in Kecskemet, 85 kms southeast of Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, June 14, 2018. The Hungarian court has sentenced four human traffickers to 25 years in prison each for their roles in the 2015 case in which 71 migrants suffocated to death in the back of a refrigerated truck found on an Austrian highway. (Sandor Ujvari/MTI via AP)
June 14, 2018 - 12:34 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian court on Thursday sentenced four human traffickers to 25 years in prison each for their roles in the 2015 case in which 71 migrants suffocated to death in the back of a refrigerated truck found on a highway in Austria. The principal defendant, an Afghan man, and...
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May 06, 2018 - 9:56 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is deciding whether a juvenile judge should have considered the impact of a teenage girl's forced prostitution on her role in a fatal robbery. At issue is the 2013 slaying of an Akron man and the wounding of another in a robbery prosecutors say the girl...
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May 02, 2018 - 8:05 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — More prosecutors and judges will be assigned to help whittle away at a backlog of immigration cases along the U.S.-Mexico border, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement that 35 new assistant U.S. attorney jobs have been created...
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April 30, 2018 - 7:08 am
PARIS (AP) — A 13-country police operation has freed nearly 350 people from human trafficking networks and arrested 22 people across the Caribbean and South America. International police agency Interpol said Monday those rescued included children and adults working in nightclubs, gold mines,...
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April 12, 2018 - 6:06 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The chief executive of a website that authorities have dubbed an "online brothel" is pleading guilty to California money-laundering charges and agreeing to cooperate in prosecuting the site's creators. Carl Ferrer will serve no more than five years in state prison under...
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April 10, 2018 - 7:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government would take modest steps toward hindering money laundering by human traffickers under legislation approved Tuesday by the House as lawmakers found a widely popular cause to tackle in a mostly discordant election year. The bipartisan bill would require an existing...
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April 10, 2018 - 6:10 am
MILAN (AP) — Italian authorities have arrested 13 suspects in a high-speed migrant trafficking ring operating between Tunisia and Sicily whose members espoused radical jihadist views. Italian financial police in Sicily said Tuesday that a wiretapped conversation between two traffickers revealed one...
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