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    Senior Member zeezil's Avatar
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    'Green Card Marriage' ad nets arrest

    'Green Card Marriage' ad nets arrest
    Feds allege Russian and husband engaged in sham marriage over green card

    Yuliya Kalinina accused of placing "Green Card Marriage" ad on Craigslist
    Woman's attorney says client didn't know it was illegal to marry for green card
    Agent: It may be first criminal case in which Web allegedly used for sham green card

    LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- At least she was being honest.

    Russian national Yuliya Kalinina, 24, is accused of placing an ad on Craigslist for a "Green Card Marriage."

    Yuliya Kalinina, 24, spelled out exactly what she was looking for in a husband in her Internet ad:

    "Green Card Marriage -- Will pay $300/month. Total $15,000," the Russian national wrote in an ad placed on the Craigslist Web site. "This is strictly platonic business offer, sex not involved."

    The ad caught the attention of the man who would eventually marry her on February 17, 2006. But it also alerted agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

    Kalinina, from Russia, and her husband, Benjamin C. Adams, 30, were arrested last week for what federal prosecutors allege was a sham marriage.

    Robert Schoch, special agent in charge of ICE investigations in Los Angeles, said it is the first criminal case he is aware of in which people allegedly used the Internet to engineer a sham marriage for a green card.

    Attorney Dale Rubin, who is representing Kalinina, said she didn't know it was illegal to marry for a green card, which he said was evidenced by the blatant language in her ad.

    Adams' attorney, public defender John Littrell, declined to comment to the Los Angeles Times.
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    Citizenship, a commodity to be bought and sold? Only if purchased from a politician.

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    How true!

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    What an idiot....nothing like saying here I am come arrest me.

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    My father signed up for one of those "match-making" on-line services. Subsequently he started receiving "responses" from all over the world. He was very angry and sent a piece of correspondence to the company responsible for the site with a piece of his mind. The number one thing is he wasn't looking for a "green-card wanting" companion. I started to laugh when he was telling me about it because I wasn't at all surprised that was the result he got. It's not that those "on-line" services are promoting "green-card marriages" but it appears that there are many that don't do a good job at screening out by consumers' preferences. I think my father asked for his application, etc. be rescinded and for a refund of the $$ he spent when he signed up.

    (My mom has been gone for 6 years now. Don't really know how "serious" he is looking for a new wife but being divorced, there are times when you miss the companionship.)
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