Six Charged In Texas Marriage Fraud, Immigration Scam

Law360, New York (March 26, 2015, 4:36 PM EDT) -- Six people in Texas have been charged with orchestrating sham marriages between U.S. citizens and Nigerian nationals, in the country on tourist visas, to allow the immigrants to gain permanent residency, according to a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday.

The three women and three men, all from Houston, allegedly paid U.S. citizens to enter into the fraudulent marriages, then complete immigration documents to submit to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the U.S. attorney’s office in Houston said.

A nine-count indictment charging each with conspiracy to commit marriage fraud was returned Feb. 26 and unsealed Wednesday as four of the six made their...

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