Co-conspirators held for additional cash over initial payment

Thirty-four suspected illegal aliens were found in a northwest Phoenix drop house where they were reportedly held for additional payment after conspiring with transporters known as coyotes, to bring them into the United States unlawfully.

In Republicese, the article looks like this.

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3 Responses to Co-conspirators held for additional cash over initial payment

  1. Jim Riggs says:

    The glossary was very helpful, thanks! I have no sympathy for the co-conspirator smuglees. You can’t outlaw stupid. They decided to deal with known criminals and got what was coming to them. Are the smuglee’s complaining that the coyotes do not cheat fair?

  2. Steve says:

    Thanks for staying on top of the phony language used by the Arizona Republic, the sole intent of which is to turn criminals into victims. These people are not “kidnapped,” they are being held for more money after contracting with the dirt bags they paid thousands to already.

    The link called “Lingo” says it all.

    PS Jim Riggs, your last line about not cheating fair is priceless!

  3. Maggie says:

    Ah, yes. Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas. Very good analogy in the ‘glossary.’