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An Irving immigration lawyer was arrested Friday morning on federal fraud charges for allegedly forging visa applications for illegal immigrants she represented, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

Sherin Thawer, 45, was arrested by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations at her Coppell home, authorities said.

She made her initial court appearance Friday and was released.

The seven-count indictment, issued earlier this week and unsealed on Friday, charges Thawer with one count of conspiracy to commit fraud in connection with immigration documents; one count of mail fraud; one count of transfer or use of the means of identification of another person; and four counts of aggravated identity theft.

Thawer represented immigrants who were applying for various visas to enter or remain in the U.S., officials said. That included U Nonimmigrant Status, known as a U-Visa.

To qualify for a U-Visa, an immigrant must have been a victim of a certain crime and helped law enforcement with the investigation or prosecution. Applicants must submit a form completed by the law enforcement agency that worked on the case.

From around March 2012 to September 2014, Thawer submitted forged law enforcement certification forms to get U-Visas for the immigrants she represented, authorities said.

Thawer was suspended in July 2013 from practicing before the immigration courts for one year for how she handled a client’s case, court records show. The Justice Department said she failed to communicate with her client and made false statements to the Department of Homeland Security.

The Texas State Bar currently has four disciplinary lawsuits pending against Thawer in Dallas County district court — for failing to communicate with clients, botching their cases and failing to tell them about her immigration court suspension.

http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2015/02/local-immigration-lawyer-indicted-by-feds-for-fraud-involving-visas.html/
Hope it was worth it

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There are so many crook immigration lawyers it's not even newsworthy anymore...



An Irving immigration lawyer was arrested Friday morning on federal fraud charges for allegedly forging visa applications for illegal immigrants she represented, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

Sherin Thawer, 45, was arrested by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations at her Coppell home, authorities said.

She made her initial court appearance Friday and was released.

The seven-count indictment, issued earlier this week and unsealed on Friday, charges Thawer with one count of conspiracy to commit fraud in connection with immigration documents; one count of mail fraud; one count of transfer or use of the means of identification of another person; and four counts of aggravated identity theft.

Thawer represented immigrants who were applying for various visas to enter or remain in the U.S., officials said. That included U Nonimmigrant Status, known as a U-Visa.

To qualify for a U-Visa, an immigrant must have been a victim of a certain crime and helped law enforcement with the investigation or prosecution. Applicants must submit a form completed by the law enforcement agency that worked on the case.

From around March 2012 to September 2014, Thawer submitted forged law enforcement certification forms to get U-Visas for the immigrants she represented, authorities said.

Thawer was suspended in July 2013 from practicing before the immigration courts for one year for how she handled a client’s case, court records show. The Justice Department said she failed to communicate with her client and made false statements to the Department of Homeland Security.

The Texas State Bar currently has four disciplinary lawsuits pending against Thawer in Dallas County district court — for failing to communicate with clients, botching their cases and failing to tell them about her immigration court suspension.

http://crimeblog.dal...ing-visas.html/

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In the meantime, illegals simply walk across the border and stay as our border patrol is forced to stand down.

Where she practice Irving is full of illegal aliens.

But it also full of Inidans with work permits, and those are the ones who probably have been hiring her to find a way to stay in the USA.

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well, the penny drops.

i maintained an office in the same building with her.

oh well, no hindsight on this one.

happy that she's getting yanked left and right - she won't be 'practicing' law anytime soon.


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How different is what she did to what Obama does?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Pretty damm close.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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This person dealt in 10s of cases, so a very different scale.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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