NJ Fugative worked for Homeland Security.

This is worthy of The Onion, but it’s really an AP article.  It appears that a Georgia Homeland Security office hired a fugitive from NJ despite the fact that she was listed in a nationwide alert.  Hmm.  Maybe the folks in Georgia should make a point of perusing those notices.

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 (LOR’-ih-kay) 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.
     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.


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