United States v. Daniel

933 F.3d 370 (2019)

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United States v. Daniel

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
933 F.3d 370 (2019)

  • Written by Alexander Hager-DeMyer, JD

Facts

Justice Daniel, Letrishia Andrews, and Folarin Alabi (defendants), along with Anisha Gable, were involved in a scheme to gain legal immigration status for Nigerian nationals through arranged sham marriages to United States citizens. Daniel, Andrews, and Alabi were arrested and convicted in federal district court for their involvement in the marriage-fraud conspiracy, with Alabi convicted of conspiracy to commit marriage fraud and aiding and abetting marriage fraud. Gable testified that Alabi was an arranger for the marriages. Gable had met Alabi when he came to her house to appraise her for a sham marriage, and the two started working together. Alabi taught Gable how the marriage scheme operated, how to answer potential immigration questions, whether to obtain the requisite documents, and how to find judges for the marriage proceedings. Alabi would find the Nigerian nationals, and Gable would find the United States citizens. Alabi would also pay Gable to take photos of the weddings for immigration purposes. One of the United States citizens involved in the scheme corroborated Alabi’s role. Alabi appealed his conspiracy and aiding-and-abetting convictions, claiming that the evidence was insufficient. Alabi argued that because he did not receive money or know about the couples’ specific fraudulent documents, he did not agree to the conspiracy. The court affirmed the aiding-and-abetting conviction and also addressed the conspiracy conviction.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Smith, J.)

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