CO: Weld DA files appeal involving fraud by illegal immigrants

Monte Whaley of The Denver Post reports:

Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck is asking the Colorado Court of Appeals to overturn a judge’s decision that stopped his investigation of identity theft involving illegal immigrants.

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Weld sheriff’s deputies in October searched Amalia’s Translation and Tax Service in Greeley, where they took more than 5,000 files of tax records. About 100 people were arrested on fraud charges after the records were seized; some of them were deported.

But the American Civil Liberties Union sued Buck and Weld Sheriff John Cooke, saying the search of Amalia Cerrillo’s tax preparation office was illegal and a violation of privacy rights.

Read more in The Denver Post.

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