Criminal charges have been filed against a woman accused of posing as an immigration attorney.
Elizabeth Scott, 37, is charged with falsely holding oneself out as an attorney.
Scott told her clients/victims that she was an attorney and she could prevent them or family members from being deported, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
She allegedly targeted Spanish-speaking immigrants, many from Mexico, and claimed she specialized in immigration issues and had connections.
According to the DA’s Office, Scott was found out when she failed one victim’s son.
The victim paid Scott $5,000 to prevent the victim’s son from being deported.
She took the money but did nothing else. The son was deported and the victim called authorities to investigate.
If convicted, she could get 10 years in prison.
If you or anyone you know did business with Scott, you are urged to contact the DA’s Financial Crimes Division at 713-755-8333.
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