N.J. Fugitive Worked for Homeland Security in Ga.

Wednesday, 09 Dec 2009 09:06 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

NEWARK, N.J. -- Prosecutors don't understand how a fugitive wanted in New Jersey worked for the Homeland Security Department in Georgia despite a nationwide alert for her arrest.

Tahaya Buchanan was sought on a 2007 indictment on charges of staging the theft of her Range Rover.

Paul Loriquet of the Essex County Prosecutor's Office says the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Atlanta was unaware of the 39-year-old's status even after Buchanan was arrested in July during a traffic stop in which police noticed the warrant.

Special: Get Sarah Palin’s New Book – Incredible FREE Offer -- Click Here Now.

Immigration spokeswoman Ana Santiago tells The Star-Ledger of Newark she did not have information whether the office regularly checks its employee list against national criminal warrants.

A Citizenship and Immigration Services spokeswoman in Washington said Wednesday she couldn't immediately comment.

Buchanan pleaded guilty to one charge of insurance fraud on Monday and faces three months probation.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Secret Service Mulls White House Checkpoints for Tourists

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 22:35 PM

The U.S. Secret Service is having preliminary discussions about setting up security screening checkpoints near public ar . . .

Michael Moore Out as Michigan Film Board Member

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 22:27 PM

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore no longer will serve on the Michigan Film Office Advisory Council. Rep . . .

Rush Limbaugh's Call Screener: Liberalism 'Horrific' to Black Communities

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 22:23 PM

Calling liberalism's effect on black communities "horrific," the longtime call screener for Rush Limbaugh says that for  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved