Crime

Baltimore County man convicted of visa fraud conspiracy, faces up to 15 years in prison

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BALTIMORE, MD—A federal jury has convicted a Baltimore County man of conspiracy to commit visa fraud. Oluwatoyin Aborisade also faces charges of visa fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Aborisade, an Owings Mills resident, was found to have run a fake immigration law firm that provided legal documents to people who wanted to enter the United States illegally. He made these documents using fake names and social securities numbers.

Aborisade was not a licensed immigration attorney and was not allowed to practice law in Maryland. He was convicted of submitting at least 12 fraudulent documents to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

One of his clients gave him money to make a fake lease agreement to show to immigration officials. This was so that the co-conspirator would appear to have lived with his spouse, when he had not.

Aborisade is also accused of stealing the identities of two victims and using their names to file fake visa applications.

He faces up to 15 years in prison for conspiracy to commit visa fraud and up to 15 years for each of 12 counts of visa fraud. He also faces a mandatory minimum of two years for 10 counts of aggravated identity theft.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 1, 2024.

This article was written with the assistance of AI and reviewed by a human editor.

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