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Paul Petersen, a former Arizona politician, will begin serving a sentence for an illegal adoption scheme on Thursday, Jan. 21. (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office photo)

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A former Arizona politician must report to prison by midday Thursday to begin serving the first of what will be three sentences stemming from an illegal adoption scheme he acknowledged running in three U.S. states involving pregnant women from the Marshall Islands.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press January 20, 2021
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