Thursday, December 20, 2007

Phony marriages for green cards

A former federal immigration employee was sentenced Wednesday to two and a half years in prison for his part in a phony green card scam that charged immigrants up to $16,000 each for marriages that would let them stay in the United States.

Prison sentence for brother in Queens green card scam

Philip Browne, a former district adjudication officer with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services department, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lawrence M. McKenna in Manhattan.

Prosecutors said the conspiracy made more than $1 million for the scam's organizers.

The sentence followed guilty pleas in September by Browne and his sister, Beverly Mozer-Browne.

Prosecutors said the scheme resulted in the issuance of hundreds of green cards for customers of Mozer-Browne's Queens business between 2001 and 2006.


Anonymous said...

American citizens were paid to participate in phony marriages with the customers.

This has been a common practice for decades - those citizens that participated in this fraud should be stripped of their citizenship, prosecuted and serve lenghty jail sentences. These profiteers should be considered traitors.

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Anonymous said...

Aww, shucks. The clubhouse must scream everytime someone interfers with tweeding.

Crank up the self rightous press. Wheel out the clubhouse judges. We need to stop any of this!!

(Its called draining the swamp, boys)