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Officers raid Napa adoption agency

Officers raid Napa adoption agency
By CHRIS TRIBBEY and DAVID RYAN, Register Staff Writers
Thursday, December 22, 2005 1:08 AM PST

Napa police served a search warrant on a Napa-based adoption agency
Wednesday morning, seizing computer hard drives and boxes of files.

The morning raid at 1612 Jefferson Street was a result of a month-long
investigation into Yunona USA, an organization that connects Americans who
want to adopt children, with orphans in other countries.

Police entered the facility at 10 a.m. and left by 1 p.m., according to
neighbors. No employees were present when police served the warrant, and the
complex landlord let them in, according to former Yunona Vice President Nick
Sims, 66.

Napa Police Sgt. Tim Cantillon said the warrant came about after a client of
Yunona accused the agency of taking money and not following through on an
adoption. "The client alleged that Yunona had accepted money to perform a
service, and (the search) is to see if there are any more like this,"
Cantillon said....

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