Authorities Say Woman Posed as Agent, Preyed on Immigrants

Los Angeles Times, May 31, 2012

A woman was arrested Thursday on suspicion of posing as a federal agent and taking tens of thousands of dollars from illegal immigrants to supposedly win them legal resident status.

Fourteen victims told investigators they paid between $4,000 and $8,000 each to Araceli Martinez, 47, who posed as an immigration and customs enforcement agent, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies went to Martinez’s home Thursday morning but found she had left within the hour to catch a flight to Mexico from Los Angeles International Airport, the department said.

Department authorities alerted LAX police, who detained Martinez and turned her over to deputies. {snip}


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  • They will make this our fault, mark me.  We didn’t give them their legitimate amnesty, so they had no choice but to succumb to scams.

    • ageofknowledge

      This happens in Mexico everyday to non-Mexicans.

  • WmarkW

    I’m still waiting for the big expose about how minorities were duped into unsustainable mortgages through affinity marketing by brokers of their own kind.

    • It involved math and math is for white people.

    • loyalwhitebriton

      As I understand it (and correct me if I’m wrong) the “usual suspects” are in charge of the Federal Reserve and dominate the US private banking system.
      When Bush II was President, but with a Congress over 50% Democrat, laws were passed which allowed for the granting of loans to people who basically did not have an over 50% chance of paying those loans back.
      The “usual suspects” who dominate the Federal Reserve (which is actually a Private Consortium), Fannie May, Freddie Mac, and the Private Banks, still nevertheless profited from the Human Misery that ensued!
      Don’t take my word for it though. I’m just a White Nationalist Conspiracy Theorist! 

  • Francis Galton

    So, will the victims of this scam be deported, seeing as they’re criminals, too?

    • No. In fact they will soon be awarded a green card as “victims” of a crime under a U Visa. I kid you not.

      • The__Bobster

        Like the foreign wife-beating victims who then petition for their husbands to join them here.

        • That’s exactly what it will be like Bob! Once the “victim” receives her papers, she can petition the abuser to join her.  Our government will go to any lengths to keep diversity inside our borders, as the U Visa demonstrates yet again!

  • GOOD
    LET the parasites prey on the other PARASITES.


  • Lets see, Mexico, “immigrants,” Mexican committing theft. I guess I am supposed to ignore the obvious connection, hence being branded a racist

  • IstvanIN

    Sounds like she is a Latina Entrepreneur! We need the influx of foreign, non-white blood reinvigorate our economy.

  • bluffcreek1967

    Araceli Martinez fooled her fellow Mexicans in handing over a hundred thousand dollars to her while she posed as an immigration & customs enforcement agent. What’s the problem? She was just being a ‘wise latina’!

  • So were the illegal immigrants deported?  I’m guessing not.