Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Bunch of lawyers arrested for immigration fraud

From NY Times:

They invented woeful tales of persecution for their Chinese clients. Prepped them on how to lie about having had a forced abortion. Even tutored them on religion.

In all, 26 people, including 6 lawyers, were charged Tuesday with helping Chinese immigrants submit false asylum claims in an effort to stay in the United States, law enforcement officials said.

The indictments describe elaborate schemes based in law offices in Manhattan’s Chinatown and in Flushing, Queens, which involved teams of paralegals and office managers, translators and a church official, who conspired to dupe immigration officials by inventing stories of political and religious persecution for their clients, officials said.

The indictments say female clients who sought asylum based on China’s one-child policy were encouraged to prepare for asylum interviews by watching Chinese soap operas so they could describe the experience of a forced abortion. Some paralegals were called “story writers” for their knack for inventing detailed tales of persecution. A church official in Flushing prepared clients for questions on religion by offering basic instruction in Christianity.

More than 20 defendants were arrested in raids in Manhattan’s Chinatown and in Flushing, capping a three-year investigation.

Preet Bharara, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, accused the defendants of “weaving elaborate fictions” and making it “more difficult for those who are legitimately seeking refuge in this country.”

The indictments charged employees of at least 10 law firms, the authorities said. In the past few years, the firms filed more than 1,900 asylum applications, according to the indictments; officials did not say how many they believe were fraudulent.


Anonymous said...

Another Chinese crook hauled off to jail.
No surprise here.

Anonymous said...

The year of the dragon is over.
He's being dragged on off to a prison cell.

Anonymous said...

Let's see the names of the law firms in Flushing. Perhaps some of them are hooked up to the Huangs' lawyers.

Anonymous said...

Jokes on you

The heads of this are all WHITE attorneys.

Ken Giles, esq and Fredy Jacobs LOL

Anonymous said...

Only the tip of the iceberg !

Anonymous said...

I would say the joke is on you.

"The heads of this are all WHITE attorneys"

Read the indictment.

United States vs. Feng Ling Liu, Esq.

United States vs. Feng Li, Esq.

United States vs. John Wang, Esq.

Oh, and Giles and Jacobs, Esqs.

Many more . . . . ..

Anonymous said...

There's something twisted and evil about using American sympathy for the victims of forced abortion as a ruse for obtaining legal immigrant status.

Jerry Rotondi said...

The notorious Tommy Huang once used Sid Davidoff and Senator Emanuel Gold as his attorneys.

Anonymous said...

Chinese art of war by stealth, cheat at everything. One get job, no let other people in, fake exam. Standard test, cellular chips on their calculator to share results. Feed sewage to tilapia, sell to America. Sell fertilizer waste as sheet rock. Poison baby milk so seem more protein.

Anonymous said...

Somebody is wise to "Tilapia" fish.

That's why it's often the cheapest seafood dish on the menu in restaurants.

They dress it up nice with glazes and sauces, but it's still of CHINESE origin!

Would YOU eat fish from China? Not me!

Canned Mandarin oranges and mushrooms are from CHINA too. I read EVERY label now!

DON'T buy those neatly packaged net bags of CHINESE garlic either.

Let the CHINESE poison their own CHINESE !