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Friday, June 27, 2014
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LOS ANGELES (CN) - A Los Angeles area "immigration consultant" and her "business associate" were arrested Thursday and charged with bilking immigrants of as much as $24,000 at a time for filing fraudulent petitions for immigration relief, federal prosecutors said.
Lead defendant Claudia Arreola, 35, of El Monte, owns and operates California Immigration Services. She and her "business associate" Leticia Gutierrez, 35, of Pico Rivera, are charged in a six-count indictment returned Tuesday by a grand jury. Arreola and Gutierrez are accused of running a notario scam.
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