News24.com | Man charged with marrying 6 women to evade immigration laws
Massachusetts — A Massachusetts guy has been charged with accepting cash to marry six ladies to assist them evade immigration regulations.
Federal prosecutors allege 57-year-old Peter Hicks, of Worcester, married the ladies from sub-Saharan African international locations who between 2003 and 2013 and filed for immigration advantages for 4 of them. One of the most ladies had been in america illegally.
Government additionally allege that on a minimum of one instance, he was once nonetheless married to 1 girl on the time of his marriage to any other.
He’s additionally imagined to have recruited others to go into into fraudulent marriages.
Hicks was once launched following an preliminary look in federal court docket in Worcester on Tuesday. He faces a most of 5 years in jail if convicted.
His federal public defender didn’t go back a choice for remark.