Chicago 'Sham Marriage' Immigration Scam

This story recently occurred in Chicago and reading about it is quite embarrassing with the number of Pinoys involved in the immigration scam. Ten people with Chicago connections have been indicted on federal charges of running a marriage fraud scheme that paid American citizens thousands of dollars to marry immigrants in an effort to skirt immigration laws, the U.S. attorney’s office said today on November 23.

Federal authorities allege Maria Cruz, 49, and her co-defendants arranged up to 15 “sham marriages” in which non-U.S. citizens — many of them Filipinos — offered to pay Cruz $3,000 to arrange marriages with American citizens. For more coverage please refer to Chicago Breaking News.

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