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    Mass. Man Pleads Guilty to 6 Sham Marriages

    A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to entering into six sham marriages with foreign women over a 10-year period to help them skirt U.S. immigration laws.

    The Telegram & Gazette reports that 58-year-old Peter Hicks pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to marriage fraud. Sentencing was scheduled for December.

    Federal prosecutors say Hicks, of Worcester, married the women from sub-Saharan African nations between 2003 and 2013 and filed for immigration benefits for four of them. Some were in the U.S. illegally.

    He told investigators he participated in sham marriages arranged by others for money, and said he was paid to recruit others to do the same.

    Wild Arkansas Shootout Caught on Camera

    [NATL] Wild Arkansas Shootout Caught on Camera

    A 53-second shootout was caught on cameras and dashcams between a Washington County sheriff and 29-year-old Luis Cobos-Cenobio on Nov. 11, according to authorities.

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018)

    He said outside court he is "very remorseful," and was motivated by "easy money" and a desire to better the lives of the women.

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