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Utica Woman is Paid Thousands to Marry Serbian Seeking Citizenship
Sunday, February 14, 2016 11:11 PM EST
By Faith Jessie.
A woman in Utica put the love of money above the love for her husband in a marriage fraud case.
According to US Attorney Richard Hartunian, 27 year old, Emina Baltic admitted that she was paid over $17,000 to marry a man from Serbia to help him obtain a permanent residency in the United States.
Homeland Security Investigations also revealed that she never intended to establish a life with the man she married back in December of 2011.
Baltic plead guilty on Friday in Syracuse Federal Court to marriage fraud and will be sentenced on June 17, 2016.
She faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.