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El Salvador - Attorney Roberto Parada and his wife Ilkea case

''The Parada adoption fraud case has now grown to encompass 13 Salvadoran children and 11 adoptive American citizen families,'' states a cable from U.S. Consul General Nicholas J. Ricciuti, who has assigned consulate staff members to investigate and is working with government authorities on behalf of several American families.

''Evidence . . . clearly demonstrates that the Paradas and at least one female associate have engaged in the illegal purchase of children for the purpose of arranging their overseas adoption.

''Evidence developed does not yet establish that CSI had prior knowledge of the Paradas' illegal activities,'' the cable continues, ''although it is clear from conversations with CSI officials, American adopting parents and (El Salvador) officials that CSI has systematically distorted events, misinformed its American clients and exaggerated its relationship with influential Salvadoran personalities.''

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"clearly demonstrates that the Paradas and at least one female associate have engaged in the illegal purchase of children for the purpose of arranging their overseas adoption. The evidence also shows that this practice resulted in the kidnapping of at least one and possibly as many as three other children."

Parada's wife and her maid have been charged with depriving a parent of the custody of a child, embassy spokesman Jake Gillespie said.

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Date: 1987-12-01
Number of children: 13

Facilitators

Persons: Roberto Parada, Ilkea Parada, Ilkea Parada's maid

Location

San Salvador, San Salvador
El Salvador
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