Death, Taxes, Unreasonable Search and Seizure, and Then Deportation

Death, Taxes, Unreasonable Search and Seizure, and Then Deportation

by
Abby Zimet
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<p>Horacio Arturo Cervantes, 42, poses for a photograph at his home in Greeley, Colo., on Monday, May 3, 2009.  Cervantes, from Mexico was honest about paying his taxes even though he was in the U.S. illegally. The seizure of his tax records led to his arrest  and now he is facing deportation charges.<br />
Horacio Arturo Cervantes, 42, at his home in
Greeley, Colo.
 

prosecutor seized thousands of
confidential records from taxes THEY PAID. The ACLU has protested the seizure of almost 5,000 tax records that netted 70 cases. Horacio Arturo Cervantes, a Mexican father of four, was paying taxes in hopes of getting U.S. citizenship. Kinda makes you wonder why he'd want it.

 "If it's a crime to pay taxes, then the IRS should also be charged," said Maria Eugenia Rey.

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