Ala. couple convicted of marriage fraud

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man and a Nigerian woman have been convicted in a 2008 marriage scheme authorities say was aimed at defrauding immigration authorities.

AL.com (http://bit.ly/UqWKM4 ) reports Florence Chigozie Nna came to the United States in 2003 and attended the University of South Alabama on a track scholarship. Two years later, she married another track star who competed for the Nigerian Olympic team. Nna divorced the man and married Rodney Eugene Hill the following year. Authorities say the two were co-workers at a Salvation Army and submitted fraudulent leasing and utility documents to try supporting false claims that they lived together in a west Mobile apartment.

Nna is scheduled to be sentenced on April 30 and Hill is set to be sentenced on May 7.

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Information from: Press-Register, http://www.al.com/press-register/




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