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Federal Judge Sentences Arizona Ex-Official For 'Baby-Selling Enterprise'

Paul Petersen was sentenced for his role in an international smuggling scheme trafficking pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to the U.S. for the purpose of having their babies adopted.

A federal judge sentenced a former public official in Arizona to six years in prison for his role in orchestrating a human smuggling scheme that involved luring pregnant women from the Marshall Islands into the United States to profit from their newborn babies.

Paul Petersen, who served as Maricopa County Assessor , was sentenced to 72 months in prison

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