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.

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Marital Status Changes Again

Because I know you need a little diversion from the virus crisis, I figured you would get a little chuckle about the latest in the marital soap opera that seems to be Rep. Ilhan Omar’s way of life.

In their dating days: Mynett with no beard.

[Readers:  Every time I write about Omar I struggle with the decision to post about her at Refugee Resettlement Watch since she is one of the more than a hundred thousand of her countrymen that we have admitted to the US over the last several decades, or should I post here at ‘Frauds and Crooks.’  ‘Frauds and Crooks’ it is!]

The most thorough coverage of the life and times of Omar is at the UK Daily Mail which seems to have a photographer on her tail much of the time!

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar reveals she is MARRIED to her chief fundraiser lover after they were spotted together wearing wedding rings

Leftist congresswoman Ilhan Omar has married her fundraising chief, she has announced.

Her wedding to Tim Mynett happened earlier this week, DailyMail.com understands.

Mynett now sporting beard. Did he convert to Islam?

She announced the wedding in an Instagram post, which was accompanied by the couple in a romantic pose. The couple, both of whom divorced their previous spouses late last year, tied the knot at an undisclosed location.
From partners in politics to life partners. So blessed,’ the Minnesota congresswoman wrote on her Instagram account under the black and white photograph.

The couple were wearing the same rings that DailyMail.com pictured them wearing in Washington, D.C. last week.

Both Omar, 37 and Mynett — whose company received more than $500,000 last year from her campaign — initially denied they were having an affair.

But sources in the Somali community in Minneapolis say she was forced into announcing the nuptials because of articles on DailyMail.com.

Go here to see the long story with lots of pics at the Daily Mail!

See my Ilhan Omar archive here at ‘Frauds and Crooks.

Book Release: American Ingrate by Ben Weingarten

There couldn’t be a more appropriately titled or timely book than this one about Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar.

American Ingrate: Ilhan Omar and the Progressive-Islamist Takeover of the Democratic Party.

I couldn’t decide which of my blogs is the more appropriate place to post this exciting news, but settled on ‘Frauds and Crooks’ although Omar is one of the more than 100,000 Somalis admitted to the US by past administrations including not just Democrat Obama, but by the Republican George W. Bush administration which admitted them by the tens of thousand as well.

Here is what author Ben Weingarten said about his book in an announcement yesterday (I’ve order my copy!):

 

…. I would be remiss if I didn’t thank everyone who has helped make this book a reality, including my loving family, friends, the team at Bombardier/Post Hill Press, Andy McCarthy who kindly wrote the Foreword, Victor Davis Hanson, Dennis Prager, Newt Gingrich, Scott Johnson, Lee Smith, and Caroline Glick who kindly wrote blurbs for it, and many of you who played roles large and small in helping bring it to fruition.

American Ingrate is as serious and substantive as it is provocative and politically potent.

Author Weingarten. https://benweingarten.com/bio/

It has been made ever more relevant in the run-up to release as its thesis is being borne out in real time in Bernie Sanders’ rise to the top of the Democratic presidential field–with Sanders having recently named Rep. Omar his campaign co-chair in the pivotal 2020 state of Minnesota–and mounting evidence of Omar’s alleged marriage fraud and associated raft of crimes.

Among other things, this heavily researched work:

~Makes the definitive case that as President Trump has argued, Rep. Omar is the face of the Democratic Party, while delving deeply into her unexplored background, unchallenged beliefs, and under-appreciated effort in leading her party to advance a fundamentally subversive, intersectional- and identity politics-based agenda geared towards destroying our core institutions under the guise of “social justice;”

~Sets forth the argument that she not only personifies but leads the unholy progressive-Islamist alliance–held together by the glue of Jew-hatred as a proxy for hatred of Judeo-Christian Western civilization–that truly has triumphed over the Democratic establishment; and

~Builds the as yet ignored case for her collusion with corrupt and anti-American actors and regimes foreign and domestic–on top of credible allegations of criminality and corruption, including previously unreported details pointing to her fraudulence.

Can’t wait for my copy to arrive!  Order at Amazon.

See my Rep. Ilhan Omar archives here at ‘Frauds and Crooks’ and at Refugee Resettlement Watch don’t miss this post from 2016.

UK Daily Mail: Former Refugee and US Rep. Ilhan Omar Committed Immigration Fraud

Editor: This is my second post of the day that could have been posted at Refugee Resettlement Watch or here at ‘Frauds and Crooks.’  See earlier post on Iraqi refugee liar.

Surely you know that this news, about Ilhan Omar, has been percolating for years and that Minnesota media has helped bury the sordid tale.

Next hubby waiting in the wings? https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2019/08/28/rep-ilhan-omar-described-as-homewrecker-for-affair-with-democrat-strategist/

Now comes a blockbuster story from the UK Daily Mail reporting on pretty overwhelming evidence, plus a first hand account from a former friend of the controversial Congresswoman and member of the so-called “Squad,” that there must be an investigation launched to get to the truth.

Although the Daily Mail is leading the international news on the story, it was a Minnesota blog, Power Line, which deserves the credit for doggedly digging through the evidence readily available in Minnesota.

From the Daily Mail:

Ilhan Omar DID marry her brother and said she would ‘do what she had to do to get him “papers” to keep him in U.S.’, reveals Somali community leader

I love how the DM does a summary of the key points in their long investigative piece.  Here are the bullet points. But, please read it all! And, don’t miss the marital time line they created for the controversial Congresswoman and the great pics!

~Ilhan Omar told friends years ago that the man who went on to become her second husband was in fact her brother, DailyMail.com can confirm

~Abdihakim Osman is the first person to go on record to speak of how Omar said she wanted to get her brother papers so he could stay in the United States

~It has long been rumored that Omar and Ahmed Elmi are siblings, but because of a lack of paperwork in war-torn Somalia, proof has never been uncovered

~Osman said: ‘She said she needed to get papers for her brother to go to school. We all thought she was just getting papers to allow him to stay in this country’

~Omar was married to her second husband Elmi in 2009 by a Christian minister – although she is Muslim

~She was first married to Ahmed Hirsi in 2002 in a Muslim ceremony, before they split in 2008 – but she later had another child with Hirsi while legally wed to Elmi

~Osman said: ‘When [Hirsi] and Ilhan got married, a lot of people were invited. It was a big Islamic wedding uniting two large clans in the community’

~He added: ‘When she married Elmi, no one even knew about it… No one knew there had been a wedding until the media turned up the certificate years later’

Read it all!

Do not miss Power Line blog yesterday!  They did the original work!  From Scott Johnson:

OMAR’S REIGN OF TERROR

 

Scott Johnson

As of this morning [Feb 21], I can’t find a story in the Minnesota media that follows up on the Daily Mail’s report that Rep. Ilhan Omar married her brother in 2009 for fraudulent purposes. It’s not breaking news. We — Preya Samsundar, David Steinberg, and I — have been telling the story over the past three and a half years. The underlying story is Omar’s reign of terror seeking to suppress the story. The reign of terror extended beyond the Somali community to scoop up David Steinberg in Omar enforcer Guhaad Hashi’s terroristic threats last month. I reported on those threats here.

My original Somali source was Abdi Nur. He now speaks in the Daily Mail story by Martin Gould.

Keep reading the incredible tale.

By the way, it is my belief that there is possibly additional immigration fraud that was perpetrated on America when she and her family were first admitted as refugees.

The entire family reunification program from Somalia was halted for years beginning in 2008 when the US State Department found widespread fraud with Somalis lying about who was family and who wasn’t.

Looking forward to a federal investigation!