West L.A. man sentenced in 'sham marr...

West L.A. man sentenced in 'sham marriage'

There are 12 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Apr 7, 2008, titled West L.A. man sentenced in 'sham marriage'. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

A 30-year-old West Los Angeles man was sentenced today to two months in federal prison for his role in a sham marriage to a Russian woman seeking legal residency in the United States.

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Accomplishes

Compton, CA

#1 Apr 7, 2008
Hopefully it will tell others that are thinking of pulling a similar stunt that if they are caught they are going to do jail time. It sucks when you are the one chosen to be made an example of, but somedody has to do it!
Catwoman

United States

#2 Apr 7, 2008
While this does happen a lot, I don't think the issue is that this couple were chosen to be "made an example of"...they were just the dumbest about flipping the law off. A common complaint by low grade law breakers is that "there are people raping and murdering, why don't you get them". That's not the point. What ever the crime, don't do it if you are not prepared to suffer the consequences if and hopefully when you get caught!
Sparkie

Olympia, WA

#3 Apr 7, 2008
They should BOTH go to jail. They BOTH did wrong. Then she should be sent back to her owen country. If she was from Mexico, they would of done sent her back to her country.
Rick

United States

#4 Apr 7, 2008
It's ironic he worked at Disneyland once, what a space cadet moron.
Jaded

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Apr 8, 2008
It figures that the Probation Office wants to give the mastermind of this scam a lighter sentence just because she is a woman. Sure, Adams did his part out of greed but the main thing he is guilty of is being STUPID. Kalinina & her boyfriend are the ones who came up with plan. Why does she deserve to be treated better? Send her corrupt rear end to the slammer for at least as long as the dummy Adams. To do anything less is not justice.
Derrick

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Apr 8, 2008
I agree, this chickenhead Russian should get a longer sentence because she mastermineded the whole thing. I think she should be deported back to Russia also.
SMTV-com marriage fraud

United States

#8 May 3, 2008
Many similar marriage fraud occurred within the SupremeMasterTV.com organization whose address is at 1431 N. Potrero ave, El monte, Ca 91733. SupremeMasterTV.com is an internet base and satellite television program claimed to show positive news especially advocate of prevent global warming. SupremeMasterTV.com ( SMTV.com ) is an non-profit operation headed by the Supreme Master Ching Hai who also has a company called The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association. Many fraudulent marriage committed by volunteers of SMTV.com to keep the foreign volunteers to work for SMTV.com and also for One World Restaurant in West Covina (illegal alien work here). This Russian girl's case is a good example but SMTV.com volunteers-crimers believe that they won't get caught because Supreme Master Ching Hai has the magic power to protect them. Probably USCIS need to catch more cases like this to stop people from committing marriage fraud.

“America & LEGAL Americans 1st”

Since: Aug 08

Chatsworth

#10 Nov 22, 2008
After she serves her sentence they need to kick her out of our country. ANOTHER illegal alien criminal.
DONOTJUDGE

Atlanta, GA

#11 Nov 22, 2008
Be careful with abusive comments. It takes years and more money to come here legally. It took me and my husband 7 years to get greencards and 15K in legal fees. Now I can't even get my sweet 20yo bro here because the waiting list for him is 10 years after I become a citizen (2 years).While Obama was concerned about his grandma, my grandma (78 yo) was refused in visa, and I had to ask our Congressman to intervene. Unfortunately US goverment made it difficult for honest people:(

“America & LEGAL Americans 1st”

Since: Aug 08

Chatsworth

#12 Nov 22, 2008
DONOTJUDGE wrote:
Be careful with abusive comments. It takes years and more money to come here legally. It took me and my husband 7 years to get greencards and 15K in legal fees. Now I can't even get my sweet 20yo bro here because the waiting list for him is 10 years after I become a citizen (2 years).While Obama was concerned about his grandma, my grandma (78 yo) was refused in visa, and I had to ask our Congressman to intervene. Unfortunately US goverment made it difficult for honest people:(
No one made you come to America. So many spew hate from many different countries around the world. Why then do so many want to come here to live? Because, even with our problems we have a better way of life here. That's why there is such a waiting line and its expensive. Do you think it was any less expensive and traumatic for the Irish, Germans, Italians, Poles, Russians who emigrated here in the 19th century? No. It was just as expensive and traumatic in their situation. Some of my great-grandparents went through Ellis Island.

Illegal is illegal. Do it right or pay the price.
Kathy

Burbank, CA

#13 Nov 22, 2008
My grandparents went through Ellis Island and embraced their American lives. I agree with WV Dave nobody made anybody come to America. Do Not Judge you made a choice to come to America. You say you can't get your brother here because the wait list is 10 years then you know what you should be totally against illegal immigrants who have butted in front of you and your sweet brother. The more illegals that come here, the less the chance for those who do it right and pay the price. Illegal is illegal and it is under federal law illegal to come without papers and without permission, illegal to hire and to aid and abet. You know have to sponsor for 5 to 10 years and the reason they did that was because of public outcry from Americans who do and should come first.
rosie

Burbank, CA

#14 Apr 3, 2009
i think Adam should be stripped out of his U.S. citizenship, so that future abuse of the immigration system can be prevented

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