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Man charged with marrying 6 women to evade immigration laws

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts guy has been charged with accepting cash to marry six women to assist them evade immigration laws.

Federal prosecutors allege 57-year-old Peter Hicks, of Worcester, married the women from sub-Saharan African international locations who had been within the U.S. illegally between 2003 and 2013 and filed for immigration advantages for 4 of them.

Authorities additionally allege that on a minimum of one instance, he used to be nonetheless married to one lady on the time of his marriage to some other.

He may be alleged to have recruited others to input into fraudulent marriages.

Hicks used to be 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.

 

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