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Three Mexico Consulate Workers Charged

Three employees of the U.S. consulate in the Mexican border town of Nuevo Laredo have been charged with running an illegal visa-selling scheme, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Houston said Friday. The arrests stem from an investigation that led to Wednesday’s closure of the consulate’s visa section. That investigation continues, said Nancy Herrera, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s office. Herrera said the three Mexican men worked as visa clerks at the busy consulate, which issued more than 100,000 visas last year. She would not say how many visas may have been distributed in the alleged scheme. Full Story

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