Critic Cites 100 Fingerprint Mix-ups In Oregon

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A Medford, Or., man who says his business was ruined after fingerprint mix-up suggested that he had been convicted of homicide has filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of Oregon and a company that makes digital fingerprint technology, reports The Oregonian. Miguel Espinoza was attempting to get his restaurant's liquor license renewed in 2002 when Medford officials asked him about his conviction for criminally negligent homicide, said Charles Carreon, his attorney. Police later determined that Espinoza's fingerprints had been mixed up with those of another man, Carreon said. But by then, people had stopped . . .

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