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Reversal in forgery, ID theft case for Willmar immigrant


WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed a Willmar woman's conviction for aggravated forgery and identity theft because the district court should have suppressed biographical evidence gathered by agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and later used by local investigators in the state case against her.

The appeals court, in a published opinion issued Tuesday, reversed the convictions of Iris Janeth Maldonado-Arr-eaga.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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