Eleven men were arrested Wednesday in Myrtle Beach and now face federal charges for attempting to fraudulently acquire immigration documents.
U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Carolina charged the men, 10 from Israel and one from Kenya, after they travelling to Myrtle Beach to meet with whom they thought was a corrupt U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service employee.
The men are alleged to have paid the undercover employee between $5,000 and $6,000 for the valid immigration documents. Following the arrest operation, Homeland Security investigators seized more than $120,000 from the defendants.
None of the defendants are from South Carolina.