Tag: kidnapping

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Convicted Kidnappers Blame Mistreatment by Cartels, ICE for Their Crimes

Two kidnappers, the sons of Mexican “high rollers” who were themselves kidnapped by the Mexican cartel five years earlier, sequestered the son of a wealthy dancing horses owner in Colorado. During sentencing, the lawyer for one of the brothers speculated they committed the crime because ICE agents had mistreated them. The other brother blamed his criminal behavior on drug abuse and loyalty to his sibling.

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Report: Mexican Navy Infantrymen Part of Mexico City Kidnapping Ring

Officials singled out six members of Mexico’s Navy as having been part of a group that carried ransom kidnappings targeting wealthy businessmen. The kidnappers operated in military uniform and in their military issued vehicle when they followed and took a businessman who was driving around Mexico City.

Coordinated FBI raids up and down the East Coast have resulted in dozens of arrests and charges against 46 alleged mobsters

FBI: Texan Tried to Take Kidnapped Child to Iraq via Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — A Texas man with relatives in Iraq has been arrested in connection with the parental kidnapping of his child. The man had managed to take the child to Mexico City where he had been trying to get an Iraqi passport.

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Jerry Brown Grants Another 112 Pardons for Christmas

California Gov. Jerry Brown, continuing his practice of granting clemency before major Christian holidays, pardoned another 112 people, bring his total as governor to record 1,258.

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20/20 Special Reports on Kidnapped, Branded California Mom

Keith Papini, the husband of kidnapped-then-found California mom Sherri Papini, gave an exclusive interview to ABC’s 20/20 in which he discussed the ordeal their family has endured as they are now living at an undisclosed location.