Costa Rica probes Liberty Reserve founder marriage

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A car drives past the Forum Business Center where two of the businesses linked to Liberty Reserve; Silverhand Solutions and Technology, and Cyberfuel.com, are located, near Pozos de Santa Ana, 20 kms north-west of San Jose, Costa Rica, Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Costa Rican police raided raided three homes and five businesses related to Liberty Reserve and seized papers and digital documents that will be turned over to U.S. authorities. Costa Rican police said in a statement that Liberty Reserve founder Arthur Bodovsky, who became a Costa Rica national after giving up his U.S. citizenship, was arrested in Spain last Friday on money laundering charges, and that several properties linked to his company had been raided. (AP Photo/Enrique Martinez)SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The man who allegedly founded currency transfer firm Liberty Reserve may have paid a Costa Rican woman to marry him so he could get citizenship in this country, which lacks an extradition treaty with the United States, authorities said Wednesday.

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