CINCINNATI (AP) - Federal authorities have accused 10 people of taking part in an operation that involved sham marriages for immigrants.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say the complex scheme involved "arrangers" who helped immigrants who overstayed their visas find brides and put together false personal histories.
Authorities dubbed their investigation "Honeymoon's Over." They declined to say how much money was involved, but said women were paid to marry the men while organizers kept the rest of the money.
Authorities unsealed indictments Friday charging the suspects with conspiracy to commit marriage fraud, which carries a possible prison sentence of five years. Most of the suspects live in southwest Ohio or northern Kentucky.
Authorities said four others were arrested late last year and more arrests are possible.