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Portland Man Sentenced to 13 Months for Immigration Fraud and False Statements

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine

Contact: Darcie N. McElwee
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Adam Mack, 39, of Portland, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge D. Brock Hornby to 13 months in prison and three years of supervised release for aiding and abetting visa and marriage fraud and making false statements.  The defendant pleaded guilty on March 30, 2015.  He was also sentenced to a consecutive 4 months in prison for violating the terms of supervised release imposed on him following a 2013 federal conviction for equity skimming.

According to court records, between October 2009 and January 2012, Mack unlawfully assisted foreign nationals who were seeking to become lawful permanent residents, or green card holders, by engaging in marriage and visa fraud and he made false statements regarding his employment of them to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.
In imposing sentence, Judge Hornby said: "You have been cheating the system all along consistently.  It's the deterrence, both general and specific, and just punishment that I think are critical."
"It's always sad to see a former public servant fall so far from the path of public service," said Special Agent in Charge Matthew Etre of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Boston.  "But today's sentencing shows that no matter who you are, what position in the community you've held or what influence you thought you had, we will not hesitate to bring you to justice. HSI will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to stop marriage and visa fraud."
The investigation was conducted by HSI and the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security.

Updated February 4, 2016