US Authorities Arrest 50 in Alleged Marriage Fraud Scheme

Posted on May 14, 2019 5:40 am

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U.S. authorities say they have arrested 50 people in connection with what prosecutors are calling a “large-scale marriage fraud scheme” aimed at circumventing immigration laws. According to a grand jury indictment filed last week, the scheme operated out of the southern state of Texas and includes people located both there and Vietnam. The court filings lay out an arrangement in which those wanting to gain permanent resident status in the United States paid between $50,000 and $70,000 to an organization led by Ashley Yen Nguyen. Those people would then be matched with a U.S. citizen recruited by the organization, who