WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) A Massachusetts man has been charged with accepting cash to marry six ladies to assist them evade immigration legal guidelines.
Federal prosecutors allege fifty seven-yr-previous Peter Hicks, of Worcester, married the ladies from sub-Saharan African nations who have been within the U.S. illegally between 2003 and 2013 and filed for immigration advantages for 4 of them.
Authorities additionally allege that on at the least one event, he was nonetheless married to at least one lady on the time of his marriage to a different.
He’s additionally alleged to have recruited others to enter into fraudulent marriages.
Hicks was launched following an preliminary look in federal courtroom in Worcester on Tuesday. He faces a most of 5 years in jail if convicted.
His federal public defender didn’t return a name for remark.