Colo. immigration business fined for fraud
DENVER – A Colorado business that nationally advertised help for immigrants has been fined $2.5 million for fraud.
State regulators announced the fine Tuesday against the Immigration Center of Colorado Springs and operator Alfred Boyce. Officials say the firm scammed clients by claiming a false affiliation with the federal government.
The business claimed to able to help immigrants obtain and complete immigration forms in exchange for fees ranging from $300 to $700.
Two other operators, Charles Doucette and Deborah Stilson, were fined $85,000. All three agreed not to open similar businesses in the future.
Colorado officials say the company also did business as the U.S. Immigration Center, ImmigrationHelpLine.org and Liberty Legal Services.