Thursday, September 27, 2007

$59k In Mattress Money Seized From Dishwasher

CNN has a story on Pedro Zapeta who was a dishwasher for 11 years. On his way back home to Guatemala, his money was seized because of a costly mistake of not declaring that he was transporting more than 10k to customs. Click here for the full house. Hopefully dude is able to one day dance to "I Get Money."

After customs officials seized the money, they turned Zapeta over to the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The INS released him but began deportation proceedings. For two years, Zapeta has had two attorneys working pro bono: one on his immigration case, the other trying to get his money back.