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The elected county assessor of Arizona’s Maricopa County, was arrested Tuesday in California and charged with 11 felonies related to an alleged illegal adoption scheme, according to the Utah Attorney General’s Office.The elected county assessor of Arizona’s Maricopa County, was arrested Tuesday in California and charged with 11 felonies related to an alleged illegal adoption scheme, according to the Utah Attorney General’s Office.

Utah’s attorney general charges Arizona elected official with human smuggling and the sale of children - The Salt Lake Tribune

Maricopa county assessor Paul Petersen facing 11 felony charges including sale of a child, over alleged adoption scheme involving women from the Marshall IslandsMaricopa county assessor Paul Petersen facing 11 felony charges including sale of a child, over alleged adoption scheme involving women from the Marshall Islands

Paul Petersen, Maricopa County assessor, accused of human smuggling in Marshall Islands adoption fraud - CBS News

An investigation last year questioned the legality of adoptions Petersen administers through his private-sector job as a private adoption attorney.An investigation last year questioned the legality of adoptions Petersen administers through his private-sector job as a private adoption attorney.

Arizona official indicted for human smuggling in adoption fraud

Paul Petersen, left, who is licensed in Utah and Arizona, allegedly ran the adoption law practice in Mesa,  falsely claiming the women were Arizona residents. His home was raided Tuesday, right.Paul Petersen, left, who is licensed in Utah and Arizona, allegedly ran the adoption law practice in Mesa,  falsely claiming the women were Arizona residents. His home was raided Tuesday, right.

Arizona county assessor is indicted in adoption fraud scheme | Daily Mail Online

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Steve Irvin on Twitter: "New updates and charges for Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen.... Now charged with human smuggling and 'sale of a child.' The bizarre backstory on @abc15 at 10"

“Investigators are raiding the law office of Maricopa County tax assessor Paul D. Petersen. He’s been indicted on 32 felony counts related to adoption fraud. #12News https://t.co/rk5KaeDbEK”

Ryan Cody on Twitter: "Investigators are raiding the law office of Maricopa County tax assessor Paul D. Petersen. He’s been indicted on 32 felony counts related to adoption fraud. #12News… https://t.co/wCjSiw8dpy"

An investigation last year questioned the legality of adoptions Petersen administers through his private-sector job as a private adoption attorney.An investigation last year questioned the legality of adoptions Petersen administers through his private-sector job as a private adoption attorney.

Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen indicted in adoption fraud

Paul D. Petersen, an elected county assessor in Arizona, was charged with 11 felonies on Tuesday, including human smuggling. Petersen is also an adoption lawyer.Paul D. Petersen, an elected county assessor in Arizona, was charged with 11 felonies on Tuesday, including human smuggling. Petersen is also an adoption lawyer.

Utah AG charges Arizona elected official with felony human smuggling | KSL.com

The Department of Public Safety raided the home and businesses of Maricopa County Assessor Paul D. Petersen Tuesday evening.The Department of Public Safety raided the home and businesses of Maricopa County Assessor Paul D. Petersen Tuesday evening.

Officials: Maricopa County Assessor Paul D. Petersen indicted in adoption fraud scheme

Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen was indicted in an adoption fraud scheme, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced in a press release.Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen was indicted in an adoption fraud scheme, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced in a press release.

Maricopa County assessor indicted in adoption fraud scheme

Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen was indicted in an adoption fraud scheme, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced in a press release.

Maricopa County assessor indicted in adoption fraud scheme | KTAR.com

The Department of Public Safety is raiding the home and business of Maricopa County Assessor Paul D. Petersen Tuesday evening.The Department of Public Safety is raiding the home and business of Maricopa County Assessor Paul D. Petersen Tuesday evening.

Officials: Maricopa County Assessor Paul D. Petersen indicted in adoption fraud scheme

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – An elected official in Arizona was charged with 11 felonies in Utah including human smuggling, sale of a child and communications fraud.SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – An elected official in Arizona was charged with 11 felonies in Utah including human smuggling, sale of a child and communications fraud. Paul D. Petersen was arrested i…

Arizona elected official charged with human smuggling, sale of children

According to the Arizona Attorney General's Office, Attorney General Mark Brnoich, Arizona Department of Public Safety Colonel Frank Milstead, Homeland Security Investigations Phoenix Special Agent Scott Brown and Utah Attorney General's Office will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. Wednesday

Maricopa County assessor indicted after multi-state investigation | KVOA.com

Charges include conspiracy, fraud, theft and forgery.Charges include conspiracy, fraud, theft and forgery.

Maricopa County Assessor Paul D. Petersen indicted on adoption fraud charges | Arizona News | azfamily.com

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Attorney General's Office confirmed to FOX 13 on Tuesday night it had filed numerous criminal charges against an Arizona politician accused of human smuggling in an adoption scheme.SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Attorney General's Office confirmed to FOX 13 on Tuesday night it had filed numerous criminal charges against an Arizona politician accused of human smuggling in an adoption scheme. Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen was charged with human smuggling, sale of a child and communications fraud, the Utah Attorney General's Office told FOX 13. Authorities conducted a raid in the Phoenix area on his home and businesses linked to him, according to FOX 13's sister station in Arizona.

Utah charges Maricopa Co., AZ official with human smuggling in adoption scheme | fox13now.com