human trafficking

Human trafficking suspect on ICE's Most Wanted list arrested

The suspected ringleader of a human trafficking and narcotics network who'd been on US Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Most Wanted list was arrested Wednesday night in Michigan after a manhunt that lasted more than two years, an agency spokesman said.

Prosecutors say Epstein paid $350,000 to potential witnesses in case

Federal prosecutors in New York accused Jeffrey Epstein, the multimillionaire charged with sex trafficking, of possible witness tampering, saying in a court filing Friday he made $350,000 in payments to two possible co-conspirators after a series of newspaper stories alleged he sexually abused dozens of girls.

Top Democrats call on labor secretary to resign over Epstein deal

Top congressional Democrats are calling for Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to resign over his handling more than a decade ago of a plea deal for multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein amid a debate on Capitol Hill over whether Congress should investigate the agreement.

Jeffrey Epstein accused of operating vast sex-trafficking network

Federal prosecutors in New York unsealed a criminal indictment Monday charging multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein with having operated a sex trafficking ring in which he sexually abused dozens of underage girls, allegations that have circulated around the politically connected businessman for years.

Nxivm inner circle member testifies she was leader's slave

A trusted inner circle member of the upstate New York group known as Nxivm testified in Brooklyn federal court Friday against the group's leader, saying she was his slave, and she outlined for jurors the alleged depth of his control over her.

Cindy McCain apologizes over unsubstantiated report

Cindy McCain, the wife of late Sen. John McCain, apologized this week after she reported what she believed to be a child trafficking attempt by a "woman of a different ethnicity than the child" -- only to be refuted by the police.