RALEIGH, N.C. — A sergeant and an exclusive at Fort Bragg desired to set up sham marriages between soldiers and immigrants, providing money, housing advantages and furniture as motivation for possible brides, relating to federal court papers.
Arrest warrants had been given the other day for Sgt. Edward Kumi Anguah, referred to as “the facilitator” regarding the conspiracy, and Pvt. Ahmid Mohammed-Murtada, a recently naturalized resident from Ghana serving in a Fort Bragg Army unit, court public records reveal.
The research began in when an agent for the Department of Homeland Security interviewed Pvt december. Endasia East about having an affair having a soldier that is single married to Sulemana Ibrahim, based on an unlawful grievance filed in U.S. District Court when it comes to Eastern District of new york.
Through that meeting, “she confirmed the wedding had been in reality fraudulent,” relating to court public records.
On its web site, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services claims it will not recognize “relationships entered into for purposes of evading immigration laws and regulations.”
Mohammed, as he is known as in court public records, served in identical unit with East and approached her about marrying Ibrahim, who desired to gain legal permanent residence, an affidavit stated. Court public records reveal Ibrahim ended up being a resident of Ghana residing in ny on a tourist visa that expired in July 2018.
Within the deal, East would be to get a Basic Housing Allowance stipend, typically $1,000 or maybe more, 8 weeks’ lease totaling $1,250 and furniture for a brand new apartment that is off-post.
East and Ibrahim married during the Cumberland County Courthouse in July, then East went along to supper with Anguah, whom stated he arranged numerous marriages that are fraudulent the affidavit stated. Continue reading “Wedding Scam Paired Fort Bragg Soldiers with Immigrants, Feds Say”