I have a friend who was struggling financially so she agreed to marriage fraud because the person trying to arrange it was offering them $5,000 up front. They took care of their bills and things started going wrong between the two so they decided to cut the deal off and the arranger is now stalking and harassing her about the money
Your friend needs to scrape up enough money for an in-person consultation with a criminal defense attorney. It is entirely possible that your friend has been lured into committing a crime. You will be engaged in the unauthorized practice of law if you give your friend any legal advice. Stay away.
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I dont know if your friend will be convicted but your friend does need an attorney and to keep this business off the internet.
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