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Law360, New York (September 2, 2016, 5:06 PM ET) — A federal jury has convicted a Venezuelan woman on charges of participating in a marriage fraud conspiracy in Florida that aimed to hook up Cuban nationals with people of other nationalities seeking to adjust their legal status.

Elisabet Kerese Alvarez, 39, faces a statutory maximum of five years in prison for conspiring to defraud the U.S. and for conspiring to commit the marriage fraud, according to an announcement by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida of the jury’s findings on Wednesday….

Source: Law360