The owner of five Thai Ginger restaurants in Seattle was recently indicted for allegedly paying several people, including some of her employees, up to $20,000 to marry her relatives so they could obtain legal status to stay in this country. Varee Bradford pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to commit immigration fraud. According to federal prosecutors, Bradford told an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent that she would pay him $20,000 to enter into a sham marriage. The ...
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