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An Arizona elected official ran an illegal adoption scheme: How big was the 'baby mill'?

One of the adoptive parents interviewed by investigators said they had no idea Petersen was processing adoptions for so many women at a time.  
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'Purest form of human trafficking': Arizona official charged in adoption fraud scheme

An Arizona elected official ran a human smuggling scheme that promised pregnant women thousands of dollars to lure them from a Pacific Island nation to the U.S., where they were crammed into houses to..
CTV News - Published Also reported by •azcentral.comUSATODAY.com

Arizona Official Placed 29 Babies in Adoption Fraud Scheme, Prosecutors Say

Paul D. Petersen, Maricopa County’s assessor, arranged for women from the Marshall Islands to fly to the United States to give birth at taxpayers’ expense, prosecutors said.
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Arizona official charged with human smuggling after bringing more than 40 pregnant women to the US

An Arizona elected official is facing dozens of charges in three states in connection with a multimillion-dollar adoption scheme in which he allegedly smuggled more than 40 women into the U.S...
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Arizona official charged in Marshall Islands adoption scheme

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona elected official has been charged with human smuggling in an adoption fraud scheme that brought dozens of pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to the U.S. to give up..
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Arizona politician charged in human smuggling case

An Arizona elected official has been accused of human smuggling in an adoption fraud scheme that brought dozens of pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to the U.S. to give up their children for..
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •CBS News

👉 Utah's attorney general charges Arizona elected official with human smuggling and the sale of children - Salt Lake Tribune via Hvper.com


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Arizona Official Arrested In Multi-Million-Dollar 'Baby Mill' Adoption Fraud Scheme

Maricopa County Assessor Paul Peterson has been arrested for transporting dozens of women from the Marshall Islands to give birth for adoptions. Authorities accuse him of human smuggling.
NPR - Published

Arizona official indicted for human smuggling, sale of a child in adoption fraud

An investigation last year questioned the legality of adoptions Petersen administers through his private-sector job as a private adoption attorney.  
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •CBS News