Woman Pleads Guilty in Immigration Scam

5 years 8 months 4 weeks ago Friday, August 24 2012 Aug 24, 2012 Friday, August 24, 2012 4:24:00 PM CDT August 24, 2012 in News
By: KOMU Staff

WASHINGTON - A Missouri woman pleaded guilty Friday in her role in an immigration-related scam.

Elizabeth Lindsey Meredith, 24, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, six counts of mail fraud, and seven counts of wire fraud in connection with the company Immigration Forms and Publications (IFP). IFP is based in Sedalia, Mo.

The company sold immigration forms available at no charge from the government. IFP sales representatives fraudulently told consumers that the company was affiliated with the government and that fees paid to IFP covered government processing charges

Thomas Joseph Strawbridge, 49, and Thomas Barret Laurence, 30, previously pleaded guilty for their conduct in the same scheme. 

Meredith faces up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine up to $250,000.

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