Colo. immigration business fined for fraud |

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, and Liberty Legal Services.

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