A woman who arranged dozens of sham green card marriages pled guilty to the immigration fraud in Houston last week, according to federal prosecutors.
Ashley Yen Nguyen, 55, charged immigrants up to $70,000 to provide fake wedding albums and documents so that they could obtain legal residence status in the US.
Nguyen, who arranged 40 marriages for her Vietnamese clients, admitted to conspiring to engage in marriage fraud, mail fraud, immigration fraud, money laundering and making false statements in a tax return, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Prosecutors said that the couples would meet briefly before their marriages, and Nguyen would create fake wedding albums to make it appear as if a wedding ceremony had actually taken place.
Nguyen faces 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
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