Federal prosecutors said Kennedy targeted Iranians in online advertisements that promised her help in getting clients green cards, political asylum, visas and citizenship in exchange for a fee. Instead, she pocketed the money and never submitted paperwork to the federal government.
Kennedy's alleged scheme ran from June 2016 to January 2018. Her business, Professional U.S. Immigration Services, lacked a business license and had a fake address, authorities said.
Kennedy staved off clients by telling them immigration applications "took a long time to process," according to court documents.
In at least one case, Kennedy posed as an attorney, even though she lacked a law license. When customers complained about her services or lack thereof, she allegedly cut off contact with them.