Friday, April 19, 2013

Ketchum man sentenced for visa fraud


By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer

    A Romanian national who had been living in Ketchum will be removed to his native country following sentencing Wednesday in federal court in Boise for obtaining a visa by fraud.
    U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olsen reported in a news release that Stefan Csaba Csep was also placed on probation for two years and fined $500.
    According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Csep entered into a fraudulent marriage with a U.S. citizen in 2005 “with the sole purpose of evading immigration laws and obtaining immigration benefits.” Following the marriage, he obtained a permanent resident visa.
    He pleaded guilty to the crime in January.
    As a result of the conviction, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reported that Csep is prohibited from entering the United States in the future.
    The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations.


Terry Smith: tsmith@mtexpress.com




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