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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:14 AM

Arizona GOP official charged with human smuggling in adoption fraud

Phoenix, Arizona — The assessor of Arizona's largest county has been indicted in connection with 11 felony offenses, including human smuggling, sale of a child and communications fraud in an adoption fraud scheme, authorities said.

The Arizona Attorney General's Office confirmed the 32-count federal indictment Tuesday against Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen for conspiracy, theft, forgery, and 29 counts of fraudulent schemes, The Arizona Republic reported Tuesday.

Petersen has for years run an adoption law practice in Mesa that involves bringing women from the Marshall Islands to the U.S. to give birth. Their babies are then adopted by U.S. parents, authorities said. Petersen charged $40,000 per adoption, according to his website.

Petersen illegally obtained services from Arizona's Medicaid system for the women by falsely claiming they are Arizona residents, the indictment said. He also violated U.S. law prohibiting citizens of the Marshall Islands from traveling to the U.S. for the purpose of adoption, the indictment said.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/paul-petersen-assessor-maricopa-county-arizona-accused-human-smuggling-marshall-islands-adoption-fraud/

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Reply Arizona GOP official charged with human smuggling in adoption fraud (Original post)
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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:25 AM

1. Wow. One whole guy, huh?

Not like the legions of Democrats who enable or participate in human smuggling...

Well congratulations, you got a trophy. But your side still owns human smuggling. Your side loves open borders, freebies for illegals but not citizens, releasing illegal criminals and pedos back into society without punishment, sanctuary cities, counties and states. This is all YOU.
But please enjoy your little catch.

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:24 PM

3. name one. or "legions."

one is too many.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:35 PM

4. Every elected Democrat in California.

Newsome declared the state a sanctuary state.
A city in Cali loosed an illegal pedo BACK into the streets to keep ICE from deporting him. To a Democrat a raped and scarred child is nothing to the moral superiority of releasing his rapist. This is your side at work.

Your side WANTS human smuggling. This is what you do. Every sanctuary city is far worse that this lone GOPer who cashed in. OPEN borders means human trafficking: forcing girls and women in sexual slavery.
The blood of every child who is raped or killed by smugglers is on YOUR hands.

and yet you sit in indignant superiority, scoffing that your side is responsible crimes 1000 times worse.

This is why I do not respect you.

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:40 PM

5. lololololol you are stretching a definition well past breaking.

those illegas end up in red county agribusiness anyway, employed by repub businessmen and protected by local repub pols as long as they behave.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:50 PM

6. You represent an entire party dedicated to human smuggling.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:28 AM

2. Seems more like....

.....a dem activist; medicaid for illegals, welfare for illegals, anchor babies..........

The left should love this guy.

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