Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Out of Desperation

Desperation can drive a person to do some strange things, including commit a crime. The Bangor Daily News reports that a Kenyan woman was so desperate to be a U.S. citizen she participated in a fraudulent scheme to marry a Maine resident in...

Fake Proof

In the State of Florida, only U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents and other authorized foreign nationals are allowed to obtain Florida driver's licenses. For a foreign national, proof of residence can be confirmed with a permanent residence stamp on his or her passport...

Bribing the Wrong Person

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) publishes an annual report titled, FY 2013 ICE Immigration Removals, which details statistics on the identification and removal of criminal undocumented immigrants. The report states that during 2013, ICE conducted a total of 368,644 removals of...

A Marriage of Convenience

Who doesn't like to hear a good story about how a couple met? Some people meet by chance or were set up on a blind date. Others began their march down the aisle at work, school, social functions and church or through...

Selfish Betrayal

Many immigrants to the United States seek assistance with legal citizenship through family connections or through jobs. If eligibility requirements are met, immigrants have to obtain an approved visa petition from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filed by a sponsor, such as...

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match

Who doesn't like to hear a good love story? It's always interesting to find out how a couple met – whether through a personal introduction, online dating or even by chance. Love is risky business, and it can be difficult to make a connection...

A License for Fraud

Have you ever been on the receiving end of the question? ''Driver's license and registration, please?'? If so, you were likely been pulled off to the side of the road, as the flashing blue lights served as a reminder of why you were about...

Steal $177K and Get Four Months in Prison?

Lots of times, we read about cases of fraud and wonder about the back story. How did the individual decide to commit the fraud? Where did he or she come up with the idea? And, what made the defendant move forward and implement the...

Passport Fraud 101

The U.S. government reviews countless passport applications each day. With so many applicants, it isn't hard to imagine that it might be challenging to distinguish applications that provide faulty information, from applications that provide true information. In some cases, the fraudsters win. And, that...

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