Woman Charged in Immigration Scam

Woman Charged in Immigration Scam

Romina Aida Zadorian

MONTEBELLO – People seeking to immigrate into the United States depend on the assistance of others to process the paperwork and help them along to entry into the country or even citizenship.

However, some people see this as an opportunity to personally profit via unlawful activity.  Apparently one such person is 48-year-old Romina Aida Zadorian, who recently was charged with 48 felony counts pursuant to her criminal misdeeds.

Her charges include – 29 counts of grand theft of personal property, 6 counts of forgery, 3 counts each of false government documents, criminal threats and extortion, 2 counts of residential burglary, one account of dissuading a witness, and one count of petty theft.

Zadorain had been convicted in 2009 for several counts of grand theft.

The crimes allegedly occurred between April 1, 2015 and March 11, 2017.  As part of her ruse, she made promises to process visas, resident alien cards and citizenship petitions. She alleged to her victims that she worked for the US government, or that she was an attorney.

In addition it is alleged that Zadorian took $233,500 from 32 different victims.  Her bail was recommended at $1.2 million.  A conviction could net her up to 37 years in state prison.

“Anyone who believes they may have been a victim may call the District Attorney’s Consumer Protection Division at 213-257-2465.”

 

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