November 16, 2005
Sailors Charged in New York Marriage Scam
Six American Navy crew members looking for quick and profitable marriages to illegal aliens face federal charges after being among 10 people caught in an FBI sting operation targeting the sham unions, prosecutors said. The six, assigned to the U.S.S. Eisenhower in Norfolk, Virginia, were nabbed after the FBI learned that a Baltimore man, Kenneth Adam Howard, 26, was recruiting men and women to enter sham marriages in New York, according to a complaint in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Howard, who was among those charged with conspiracy, offered to provide people to marry illegal aliens at a cost of $3,000 to $4,000 per marriage, the complaint said. Source: Larry Neumeister, Associated Press Writer, seattlepi.nwsource.com. Please click here for the complete story (last visited November 16, 2005, reo).
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