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Phony Religious Group Defrauds $4 Million From Immigrants

October 21, 2012

Miami leads the nation in many unfortunate categories.  One of those, indubitably, is preying on unsophisticated and unsuspecting immigrants.  The latest scheme combined two things Americans like to keep separate:  Church and State.  Recently, four South Floridians posed as representatives of a Christian organization to rip off $4 million from vulnerable immigrants.


Seamens Harvest Ministries operated out of a storefront in a Plantation strip mall, claiming to file so-called religious worker immigration applications for undocumented residents in exchange for large cash “donations.”  Truth is, besides the occasional ethnic restaurant, few good things can be found at a strip mall.

Read Paula McMahon’s Sun Sentinel article here:

Presented by Miami Business Attorney

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