With so many well-to-do Chinese families manipulating the immigration law through birth/citizenship activities, and so many of the same kind of families being manipulated by Stateside crooks in EB-5 investor-visa schemes, it was inevitable that one such couple would be enmeshed in both processes.
And it happened in the unlikely environment of far Upstate New York, in Dunkirk in the wine country west of Buffalo.
In the birth/citizenship (or birth tourism) maneuver, a very pregnant alien comes to the U.S. to give birth to an infant who becomes an instant U.S. citizen, which will give the child immediately, and the parents eventually, rich immigration benefits.
EB-5 is a program that gives green cards to alien families that invest at least half a million dollars in projects approved by, but not guaranteed by, the Department of Homeland Security. The program attracts a wide variety of fraudsters, both citizens and aliens.
Playing both the manipulative and manipulated roles were Bo Zhang and his wife Yan Li, wealthy residents of China, who, according to federal court records, do not speak a word of English. Those ruled by a federal court to be cheating the first couple, through a variety of techniques, were Daniel Lucariello and his Mandarin-speaking wife, Sisi Ge. That couple owns the North County Beautification Company in Dunkirk.
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