The International Law Firm McNabb Associates maintains the Transnational Crimes Blog and today’s lead crime is Marriage Fraud. Operation Newlywed Game announces that they are offering 44 contestants the opportunity to visit some of Americas finest exclusive access controlled destinations.
11 Held in Alleged Marriage Scam: Authorities said the document ring, which charged Chinese and Vietnamese nationals up to $60,000 to marry American citizens to obtain green cards, was unusually sophisticated. The couples produced fake wedding photographs, joint tax returns and even love letters.The arrests all take place in California, perhaps because Wisconsin still can’t make up its mind about what constitutes marriage in the first place. A joint Senate and Assembly hearing today discussed a proposed Wisconsin Marriage Amendment to define the meaning of the word. State Attorney General Candidate Kathleen Falk comes out against the attempt to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman because it could mess up union agreements. Legislative sessions to define the words kickback, bribe and payoff have not been scheduled, perhaps at the request of Governor Doyle.