American woman to face jail term over $1,500 fake marriage with a Nigerian man

A 28-year-old New Jersey lady, Ajia Strauss on Thursday February 13 conceded to charges of intrigue to swindle the United States.

Strauss who was charged under the steady gaze of a Pittsburgh government court, confessed to entering a trick marriage with a Nigerian man who was living in Pittsburgh so he could turn into a perpetual inhabitant.

Examiners said 36-year-old Monsuru Ogunbiyi came back to western Pennsylvania where he was at that point living after the marriage was led in New Jersey on June 3, 2016. It was accumulated that asides paying Strauss $1,500 for the phony marriage, they distorted records, offered false expressions to Citizenship and Immigration Services, organized adored up photographs, asserted they lived respectively and furthermore opened a joint financial balance.

They were busted after Ogunbiyi petitioned for changeless residency status in 2017. Instant messages in which they examined about Strauss' location and becoming familiar with one another before the phony marriage were acquired by specialists.

The couple were prosecuted in July 2019 and the Nigerian man who confessed to same offense in December 2019, has just served more than two months in prison and is additionally liable to be extradited.

Strauss is planned to be condemned in Pittsburgh on June 3. She could look as long as five years in jail and $250,000 in fines, specialists said.

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