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- 02-07-2012, 11:58 AM #1
Two Peruvian nationals plead guilty to fraudulent marriage
By Jaclyn Brandt
CREATED 9:24 AM
Two Peruvian nationals have plead guilty to marriage fraud in the Wood River Valley.
According to the admission, Jenny Sedano-Vilcapoma, 30 of Ketchum, entered into a marriage agreement with a U.S. citizen with the purpose of obtaining immigration benefits for herself. The scheme required that, in exchange for financial compensation, the citizen spouse would assist Sedano-Vilcapoma in obtaining lawful permanent resident status by filing forms and attending immigration interviews.
Rudy Isla-Mejico, 36 of Bellevue, plead guilty to helping with the scheme.
According to the plea agreement, Sedano-Vilcapoma and the U.S. citizen agreed to enter into a fraudulent marriage, on January 31, 2007, after which the citizen spouse was paid $2,000. On June 15, 2007, the parties signed and submitted forms to CIS in an attempt to obtain immigration benefits.
The charge of conspiracy to commit marriage fraud, as charged in count one of the indictment, and marriage fraud, as charged in count two, are each punishable by up to five years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.
“Our nation's immigration laws are intended to provide benefits to individuals who meet certain criteria—not opportunists who manipulate the system for personal gain,” said Brad Bench, acting special agent in charge who oversees ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Idaho.
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