Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) are seeking possible additional fraud victims of three-time convicted Federico Garcia Jr., 44, who pleaded guilty Nov. 8 to defrauding numerous legal and illegal aliens.
Garcia, a criminal who previously worked for the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) at the ports of entry in the 1990s, faces up to 20 years in federal prison for taking advantage of vulnerable populations, defrauding legal and illegal aliens for monetary profit.
From November 2015 to May 2018, Garcia admitted he fraudulently presented himself as an immigration attorney and charged various fees to unwitting victims who sought assistance applying for U.S. immigration benefits.
(Learn More. A lucrative criminal scheme, the Gwinnett County police have also been searching for a man they describe as a phony immigration attorney, saying the individual in this released video has swindled at least three Latino victims of thousands of dollars. Courtesy of FOX 5 Atlanta and YouTube. Posted on Feb 6, 2017.)