Marshall Islands

The president of the Republic of the Marshall Islands is applauding U.S. authorities for arresting an Arizona elected official accused of running an illegal adoption scheme involving pregnant Marshallese women.

Maricopa County Assessor Indicted On Adoption Fraud Charges

Oct 9, 2019
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

The Maricopa County Assessor has been indicted in an adoption fraud scheme. The Arizona Attorney General's Office has confirmed the 32-count federal indictment against Paul Petersen for conspiracy, theft, forgery and 29 counts of fraudulent schemes.