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California woman jailed over fake Chinese weddings

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A California woman was sentenced to six months in prison on Monday for running a fake marriage scam with her father to enable Chinese nationals to obtain immigration visas.

Federal officials said Lynn Leung, 44, and her 67-year-old father, Jason Shiao, over nearly a decade organised more than 70 phony marriages for Chinese nationals who paid up to $50 000 for their services in order to obtain a permanent resident visa, or “green card”.

Shiao, who posed as an immigration attorney, and his daughter – both of whom have pleaded guilty in the case – paired customers with US nationals who were in need of money and in some cases even homeless, federal investigators said.

The pair went to great length to deceive authorities, staging wedding photo shoots and organising fake honeymoons, authorities said. They also coached couples on how to avoid detection by immigration authorities.

The US citizen recruited for the scheme would be promised up to $10 000, but many told investigators that they never received payment.

Investigators said Leung and her father netted up to $3.5m from the scheme that allowed them to enjoy a lavish lifestyle.

In addition to her prison term, Leung on Monday was ordered to pay a $4 000 fine and will be on supervised release for three years.

Shiao is set to be sentenced in the case on April 24.

Earlier this month, federal agents raided a Los Angeles-area business suspected of being connected to a $50m visa fraud scheme involving more than 100 Chinese investors.

The investors obtained green cards through the so-called EB-5 visa programme.

The programme offers foreign nationals permanent US residency in exchange for investments of at least $500 000 in a US business that must also create 10 American jobs.

In this case, however, the investors proposed projects that were never built and some of their money was refunded to them by the key suspects – Victoria Chan, a California attorney, and her father, Tat Chan.

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Ghana: video of police assault on nursing mother goes viral

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Ghana’s social media space – Facebook and Twitter – has been buzzing with a call for the arrest of a police officer for assaulting a nursing mother.

A viral video shows the said officer in what starts like a tussle with the woman in a banking hall. Subsequently, he is seen hitting the woman with an umbrella, punching and slapping her on the face.

Reports indicated that the woman, a client of the savings and loans company, where the incident occured had arrived when the company had closed.

She ostensibly got in despite the close of business and refused to leave till she could withdraw a sum of 250 cedis ($50). Social media users are calling for the immediate arrest of the police officer. 

Local media portals also report that the police heirachy has confirmed that a probe had been opened into the alleged incident and that due process was going to be pursued.

The video continues to be widely shared on Facebook with some prominent media personalities joining the calls for justice for the woman.

 

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Trump extends Somali immigrants’ stay in US

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Somalis living in the United States under protected status have been given permission by the Trump administration to remain in the country for at least another 18 months, because of ongoing violence in the North African nation.

At least 500 Somalis in the United States with Temporary Protected Status will be able to re-register for an extension of their status through March 17, 2020, according to a Thursday statement from the Department of Homeland Security. The status grants beneficiaries the ability to legally work while they are in the United States.

 

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