Update from Hews News Group: Authorities today arrested a Santa Fe Springs man and his daughter for their alleged involvement in a marriage fraud scheme in which Chinese nationals paid to wed U. S. citizens to obtain permanent resident cards.

A federal criminal complaint filed Tuesday alleges that Chinese nationals paid up to $50,000 to enter into sham marriages in the hopes of obtaining lawful permanent resident cards — often referred to as “green cards” — that would allow them to legally live in the United States, according to the U. S. Attorney’s Office.

Arrested this morning were Jason Shiao, 65, of Santa Fe Springs, who allegedly posed as an immigration lawyer, and his daughter, Lynn Leung, 43, of Pasadena.

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