Skip to comments.Lawmaker pleads guilty to marriage fraud
Posted on 06/28/2014 2:57:42 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda
Lawmaker pleads guilty to marriage fraud
By Rich Calder and Carl Campanile
A Washington Heights assemblywoman was forced to resign Friday as she pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court to a sham marriage that paved the way for her to become a US citizen and the first Dominican woman elected to a legislative office in New York. Her head hanging in shame, Gabriela Rosa, 47, elected in 2012, admitted to filing bogus documents with the federal government in which she lied about her first marriage to obtain citizenship. Rosa paid $8,000 to a US citizen to engage in the fraudulent nuptials while she maintained a romantic relationship with another man. She is currently married to Victor Estrella and has a 14-year-old son. Rosa admitted to committing the fraud between 1996 and December 2005, when she became a US citizen. I married the person, and it was not a real marriage, she told Judge Denise Cote.
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What’s so wrong about a “sham marriage” in Washington Heights? People there likely do that all the time. What’s wrong with the American people not being “open-minded” on this when they are on everything else?
We have the same sham “citizen” in the White Hut, so what’s the big deal?