Mexican Officials Arrested Over Sale of Data to ChoicePoint

Last April we wrote about the Feds Purchasing Commercial Data to Track Foreign Citizens. The company buying the information is an Atlanta company named ChoicePoint, Inc.

Last week, three Mexican officials were arrested and may be charged with treason for their part in providing the information to ChoicePoint without the approval of the Mexican Government.

Mexican authorities have placed three officials of a data base company under house arrest and are considering charging them with treason for allegedly providing information on 65 million Mexican voters to a U.S. company that resold the information to the U.S. government.

The U.S. sought the list, which reportedly contained addresses, passport numbers and even unlisted phone numbers, to conduct investigations involving Mexican citizens without having to contact Mexican law enforcement.

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