NEW YORK (AP/1010 WINS) -- A Queens man faces charges that he swindled immigrants out of more than $1 million by posing as a government agent.
Queens prosecutors say Shane Ramsundar flashed a badge, wore a gun and told people he was an undercover Homeland Security agent. They say he extorted $43,000 from one victim by telling him he was on a terrorism watch list and might be deported if he didn't fork over cash.
Authorities say he told others he could get them green cards for a fee.
Prosecutors say Ramsundar also stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from immigrants who thought they were buying real estate in Florida.
Ramsundar is charged with larceny, fraud and impersonating a public servant.