A fugitive accused of defrauding three Queens immigrants by claiming to be a U.N. official with connections the Queens district attorney's office has been arrested and arraigned on fraud charges, the Queens district attorney said today.
The fugitive, Pedro Guzman, 48, is accused of convincing immigrants seeking legal help on three separate occasions that he could help them and charging them a total of more than $30,000, the district attorney's office said.
Man Accused of Faking U.N. Ties, Swindling Immigrants
The organizer of a green card scam that charged immigrants up to $16,000 each for marriages that would let them stay in the United States was sentenced Wednesday to two and a half years in prison.
Beverly Mozer-Browne was sentenced to the same prison term given several weeks ago to her brother, Philip Browne, a former district adjudication officer with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services department. She also was ordered to forfeit $1 million and properties.
Leader of Queens green card scam gets 2 1/2 years in prison