Minnesota: Woman Charged with Visa Fraud; Injured Illegals to Help them Get Special Visas

Just when you think you have heard it all, here comes yet another scam on America.

Did you even know there were U-Visas that allow illegal aliens to stay in the US if they have been the victim of a crime.  This creepy woman actually cut her willing accomplices with a box cutter to help create the lie that they were victims!

Thanks to reader Cristina for sending me the story from last month.  (I am getting behind due to the distractions of life these days.)  Which reminds me to say I hope all of you are doing well and staying healthy.

From the US Justice Department:

Woman Orchestrated Scheme To Obtain U Visas, Charged With Visa Fraud

YURIDIA HERNANDEZ LINARES got off lightly for the local charges against her, but must now face federal charges for conspiracy to commit visa fraud. Don’t miss this local news account from January where we learn she pulled the trick four years earlier to obtain her own U Visa. https://www.kare11.com/article/news/crime/woman-sentenced-in-fake-armed-robbery-scam/89-fdb71b8a-d299-4c8b-8b1c-ae6ff0ee3e78

“According to the allegations in the indictment, between August 20, 2019, and September 30, 2019, LINARES conspired with other individuals to defraud the United States by making false statements to fraudulently obtain U Nonimmigrant Visas (“U-Visas”), for four individuals.

Victims of certain criminal activities that occur in the United States may be eligible to apply for and obtain a U Visa. A victim who obtains a U Visa may subsequently apply to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to adjust their status to become a lawful permanent resident of the United States.

According to the allegations in the indictment, LINARES devised and participated in a detailed scheme, whereby the four individuals each falsely reported to the Eden Prairie Police Department that they were victims of robberies committed in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

LINARES directed the individuals to file a police report stating that they were a victim of a fabricated assault, and to corroborate each other’s account of the assault. LINARES used a box cutter or other sharp object to cut the four individuals before they filed their false report with the Eden Prairie Police Department. In exchange, LINARES collected a $2,000 fee from each individual.”

Learn more about U-visas here.

Somali Gets New Trial Because Cop Said Somalis Tend to Lie

“This just underscores the danger of going into a courtroom and telling a jury that an entire ethnicity of people lies and it’s based on their culture….”

(Cole Ruby, attorney for the convicted Somali)

From the Associated Press (h/t: Cristina):

Court grants new trial after cop says Somalis tend to lie

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Minnesota man of Somali descent who was convicted of opening fire on other Somalis will get a new trial after a detective improperly testified that Somalis often lie to police, a Wisconsin appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Photo: https://www.channel3000.com/court-grants-new-trial-after-cop-says-somalis-tend-to-lie/

Ahmed Farah Hirsi was charged with multiple counts of attempted homicide and recklessly endangering safety in the January 2014 car-to-car shooting at the Spirit Seller liquor store in Hudson, Wisconsin, just across the state line from the Twin Cities. A jury convicted Hirsi in 2015 and he was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

According to court documents, the driver of Hirsi’s car testified in a plea deal that Hirsi pulled the trigger. But the victims who testified at trial said they either didn’t see the shooter or that it wasn’t Hirsi. The driver of the victims’ car testified that he told police that the man who shot him was still out there.
Prosecutors called Tracy Henry, a detective from St. Paul, Minnesota, to the stand. Minnesota has the largest concentration of Somalis in America.

Henry testified that in her experience Somalis don’t trust police and prefer to handle disputes themselves. She added that Somali crime victims and witnesses tend to “fabricate” events to avoid retribution within their clans.

Hirsi argued on appeal that the judge never should have allowed the detective’s testimony because it impugns the credibility of another witness and it was improper because it was based on race or ethnicity.

The 3rd District Court of Appeals agreed and ordered a new trial. The court ruled unanimously that the testimony violated legal rules that prohibit one witness from commenting about the truthfulness of another witness’ testimony. The racial and ethnic aspect of Henry’s testimony raises “heightened prejudice concerns,” the court said. The relevance of group tendencies in predicting witness credibility is “extraordinarily weak,” the court said.

More here.

I can hear your knowing chuckles!

Endnote:  I’ve been busy over at RRW these last few days because first I learned that the refugee flow to America had not slowed due to the virus crisis.  Then, just two days ago, the UN stopped the flow of refugees because of fear that the refugees would be exposed to coronavirus.

This post could just as well have been posted at RRW because almost all Somalis in the US are here thanks to the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program that turned 40 on St. Patrick’s day.

African Teen Charged in Death of Maine Man Wants Special Favors

This is an update of a story we have followed from its outset when a gang of African ‘new American’ teens attacked some white Lewiston, Maine residents at a local park in June 2018.

Donald G. Giusti

The gang attack resulted in the death of Don Giusti.  It took months for authorities, who viewed videos of the fight, to determine just which local immigrant teens were responsible and who exactly threw the projectile that resulted in Giusti’s death.

Now we see that Emmanuel Nkurunziza, who has been charged, is free to go to school and now wants his ankle monitor removed, that despite the fact that he has on several occasions failed to show up for meetings with his court-designated supervisor.

From the Sun Journal:

(h/t: Frank)

Bail in question for teen charged in Lewiston slaying

AUBURN — Prosecutors are seeking to have bail revoked for a former Lewiston man charged with manslaughter in the 2018 death of 38-year-old Donald Giusti near Kennedy Park in Lewiston.

My guess is that Emmanuel Nkurunziza, 18, is a flight risk. No ethnicity is reported, but he is very likely from a refugee family placed in Maine in recent years and may have family members still in Africa.

Meanwhile, lawyers for Emmanuel Nkurunziza, 18, of Biddeford are hoping to persuade a judge that his bail conditions are too restrictive and should be loosened.

A bail hearing is scheduled for next week in Augusta.

While awaiting trial, Nkurunziza was allowed by a judge to move from Lewiston to Biddeford to live with his parents and attend the public school there. He was ordered in September to wear an electronic ankle bracelet monitor and be supervised by Maine Pretrial Services.

According to court papers, a case manager for that organization wrote that Nkurunziza had failed to report to his supervisor’s office three times since September, most recently on Jan. 7.The terms of his agreement dictate that he report to his supervisor’s office every Tuesday between 3:20 and 3:45 p.m. or as directed.

Last month, he emailed his supervisor roughly an hour after he was due to report to her office to tell her he had forgotten to check in at the designated time and asked whether he could check in the next day instead, a case manager wrote in an affidavit. According to that document, Nkurunziza also had failed to report to his supervisor on Nov. 26, and Oct. 9 last year.

Cry me a river!

Nkurunziza filed a motion seeking to allow him more flexibility in coordinating his reporting to his supervisor with his school schedule.

He also is hoping that the judge will lift the electronic monitoring requirement to better accommodate Nkurunziza’s school schedule that makes it difficult to keep the device charged. The conspicuous device also has made it difficult for him to apply for jobs, his lawyers have argued.  [Imagine that!—ed]

Much more. Read it all.

Lewiston, Maine has been embroiled in controversy ever since the Somali migration to Maine (generous welfare!) began almost two decades ago.  I have a large archive on the city at RRW.


Note to PayPal donors!  I want to thank all of you who send me donations for my work via PayPal. I very much appreciate your thoughtfulness. However, PayPal is making changes to their terms of service and I’ve decided to opt-out beginning on March 10, 2020.

Bail Denied in Professor on Professor Attack in Massachusetts

Another story the national media is avoiding like the plague! 

Why? My guess is that because it involves a ‘new American’ committing crimes against Americans (on a lesser scale of course than our Kenyan Killer) and that is not a good look for the Lefties running the media in Donald Trump’s America.

Rie Hachiyanagi with attorney. Hachiyanagi reportedly came to the US as a high school exchange student from Japan and never went home.

This is an update of that very weird news we reported here and here about the December attack on a female Mt. Holyoke professor by a fellow female Mt. Holyoke professor who attempted to kill her colleague in a case of (supposedly) unrequited love.

Here is the latest news from a couple of weeks ago at the Daily Hampshire Gazette about the strange event at the elite (“inclusive”!) Mt. Holyoke. Thanks to reader Cathy for finding it.

Mount Holyoke professor accused of assault denied bail

GREENFIELD — Judge Mark D. Mason on Wednesday morning withheld the right to bail of a Mount Holyoke College professor accused of using a rock, fire poker and garden shears to attack a colleague in the alleged victim’s home late last year.

Rie Hachiyanagi, 48, of South Hadley, pleaded not guilty in Franklin County Superior Court last week to three counts of armed assault to murder a person age 60 or older, three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person age 60 or older, and single counts of mayhem, home invasion and entering a dwelling at night for a felony.

According to a report from Massachusetts State Trooper Geraldine L. Bresnahan, the alleged victim told police Hachiyanagi arrived at her Leverett home unannounced late at night on Dec. 23 and said she “wanted to talk about her feelings.” After being invited inside, Hachiyanagi allegedly attacked the victim, striking her with multiple implements including “fists, rocks, garden clippers and a fire poker.” All objects were recovered by investigators.

The alleged victim, who was present with supporters in court Wednesday, told authorities she believed Hachiyanagi was going to kill her. According to the report, when the victim asked why Hachiyanagi was attacking her, the assailant allegedly said “that she loved her for many years and (she) should have known.” Bresnahan’s report also states the victim convinced Hachiyanagi to stop the attack and call 911 by “playing along” and lying about having reciprocating feelings.

Continue reading to see the kinds of points Hachiyanagi’s attorney raises in his failed bid for her release on bail.  And, if you are wondering, the victim’s identity has not been made public (except surely everyone at Mt. Holyoke knows who she is).

Note to PayPal donors!  I want to thank all of you who send me donations for my work via PayPal. I very much appreciate your thoughtfulness. However, PayPal is making changes to their terms of service and I’ve decided to opt-out beginning on March 10, 2020.

UK Daily Mail Reports on Texas Kenyan Killer Case; Most US Media Continue Blackout

Last Wednesday I reported the latest news in the dreadful serial killer case in Texas where Kenyan Billy Chemirmir is now charged in 14 murders of vulnerable senior women and where another 8 indictments could soon follow (possibly more as the investigation (we hope) is continuing).

In May 2019, Kenyan Satellite News reported on the reaction to Chemirmir’s arrest in his home village in Kenya. https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2019/05/22/texas-alleged-serial-killer-targeted-women-living-alone-family-in-kenya-hears-the-news/

I have noticed that whenever the US mainstream media is chicken to report news that they know is explosive involving a ‘new American’ who wasn’t here for a better life, but is here to commit heinous crimes, the UK Daily Mail steps into the breach.

You can read the Daily Mail story yourself.  I’m not sure where they get the 1000 number.

And, I don’t know why they reference Nigeria in the summary, but do mention his Kenyan roots in the story itself.

Accused serial killer healthcare worker tied to a THOUSAND unexplained deaths of elderly patients is indicted on additional murder charges

The story prompted me to have a look this morning to see which major news outlets in the US have even mentioned the story that first broke in May 2019.

Here is my sample (the story has been widely covered in Texas):

Washington Post:  Most recent mention—July 2019

Associated Press: Most recent mention—July 2019

Fox News (although covered by Fox in TX): Most recent mention June 2019

New York Times: zero

Time magazine: zero

CNN: zero

MSNBC: zero

If you find that I’m wrong, please send me links.

So that readers could readily access all of my posts on the vile man I call the Kenyan Killer, see my tag for Billy Chemirmir.


Note to PayPal donors!  I want to thank all of you who send me donations for my work via PayPal. I very much appreciate your thoughtfulness. However, PayPal is making changes to their terms of service and I’ve decided to opt-out beginning on March 10, 2020.