- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An Ocean Springs woman has admitted acting as an immigration attorney, although she wasn’t licensed to practice law.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1OyoPhs) 34-year-old Marina Arnedo Rojas Zayed pleaded guilty Thursday to making false statements to the U.S. Justice Department by representing clients in 42 immigration cases in at least five different immigration courts.

Court records show Zayed entered her plea in U.S. District Court in New Orleans following an investigation launched by a Homeland Security Investigations agent in Gulfport.

Judge Jane Triche Milazzo set Zayed’s sentencing for Jan. 7.

Zayed faces maximum penalties of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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