Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Police arrests 14 in Costa Rican adoption scheme

Attorney Esteban Soler is arrested by an unidentified police officer at his home in San Jose, Costa Rica, February 4, 2008. Solera was arrested on suspicion of participating in an adoption scheme that paid poor mothers for giving up their babies.San Jose, Costa Rica (AP) - Costa Rican authorities detained 14 people, including a family court judge, a lawyer and two social workers, on suspicion of participating in a scheme in which poor mothers were paid to give up their babies. The police said the adoptive parents may have paid the group an average of $10,000 a child. There was no immediate evidence that any were sent abroad. (Photo: Eyleen Vargas / La Nacion)

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