A man from Brooklyn, New York, has been arrested after he reportedly ran a widespread immigration fraud scheme.
Arleigh Louison, 53, was arrested by Diplomatic Security Service agents who executed a federal search warrant at his office Tuesday. He is accused of filing over 1,800 fraudulent immigration applications over the past four years. He reportedly submitted the false applications through a system used to provide legal permanent residency to those abuse by a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Louison was scheduled to appear in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York later on Tuesday.