U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services helped initiate an investigation that led to charges and guilty pleas from Veronica Perdomo, 43, for fraudulently practicing immigration law.
At the guilty plea hearing Assistant United States Attorney David C. Stephens advised Judge Cain of the following facts: Perdomo devised a scheme whereby she, at various times, pretended to be either an employee, officer, or attorney working with or for the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHS/USCIS). Perdomo would seek out aliens who were either illegally in the United States or were here legally but having problems with their immigration status. For a fee, Perdomo would “assist” these people in dealing with their immigration problems. In truth and fact she did absolutely nothing to assist them with their problems. In order to facilitate the scheme and artifice, Perdomo would prepare documents that she claimed were being sent to DHS/USCIS, which actually were simply being piled up in a storage shed behind her home. Perdomo would then create bogus documents bearing the seal of DHS/USCIS which she claimed were being sent from DHS/USCIS and provide same to her victims to purportedly show that their situations were being addressed.