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New York woman marries 10 men from red flag terror prone countries to get them green cards

By Mason White 5:43 PM February 20, 2017
Liana Barrientos
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) A woman of New York, married numerous men from terror prone countries in order for them to get green cards and be permitted to stay in the United States, police said.

The New York Police Department said that the woman was arrested on charges of offering false instruments after she was caught marrying men so that they can gain immigration status.

39-year-old Liana Barrientos of the Bronx, is accused of being married to 10 men at the same time. Barrientos married men from Egypt, Turkey, Georgia, Pakistan and other countries.

One of the men was deported from the United States after making threats against the government.

Barrientos admitted to marrying people from red flagged terror prone countries like Pakistan, Georgia, Turkey, Mali and Egypt, in exchange for cash.

As soon as the wedding ceremony was over, seven husbands applied for permanent resident status in the country.

When some of them were denied, they filed for divorce and submitted new applications, stating that they were married to other women.

Barrientos was found in possession of numerous marriage certificates, which were obtained in several cities across the state, including Westchester County, Rockland County, and Long Island.

She was charged with two counts of offering a false instrument for filing, each punishable by up to four years in prison. The woman pleaded guilty to the charges, and was sentenced to undergo a drug treatment plan for 12 to 18 months.