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Old 02-17-2010, 06:33 AM
 
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Western Union to Pay $94 million to Settle Dispute (http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/money/az_western_union_suit_021110 - broken link)

Resolve this every way possible Arizona! Your efforts are duly recognized by many Americans! Bye-bye illegal aliens....
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:22 PM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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AZ AG shakes down Westren Union, WU agrees to fund AZ civic and community service projects


AZ "seizes" 17 million comming into AZ thru Wire Transfers...

In Arizona alone, immigrant smuggling has been estimated to be a $1.7 billion a year business.

For more than four years, Goddard had used special court orders that allowed his prosecutors to seize $17 million in wire transfers flowing to Arizona that authorities said were payments to smugglers.

THese have to be the Dumbest smugglers ever, You would think they would hold their $17 million in payments from the $1.7 billion they were transfering out of the US. Instead Arizona caught the money comming back in for the Smuglers. Great Police work AZ.

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled AZ AG not intitiled to WU's wire transer
information.

WU is not convited of a single crime, and pays no punitive damages to the State of Arizona.

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Old 02-17-2010, 04:40 PM
 
Location: ...at a 3AM epiphany
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The deal ends several years of disputes over whether Arizona prosecutors should have access to certain records of wire transfers, and whether they can seize suspected smuggling money headed to northern Mexico.
Authorities also have alleged in court that Western Union had some unscrupulous agents who knowingly helped smugglers send money to Mexico.
Western Union will pay $7 million to each of three Arizona law enforcement agencies to pay for costs of investigating the company and its agents.
The company will spend another $19 million to strengthen its own anti-money laundering efforts and pay an additional $4 million for independent monitoring of those efforts.
As part of the settlement, Western Union also will provide unprecedented access and analysis of records of wire transfers.
I guess the word alleged held much more weight than normal and Western Union is smart enough to understand the purpose for Western Union to decide to spend all this money. I'm so glad tactics are being used to continue to dissuade illegal smuggling along with other related crimes.
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