Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Mckees Rocks Man Sentenced to Probation for Marriage Scam with Nigerian Couple

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Mckees Rocks Man Sentenced to Probation for Marriage Scam with Nigerian Couple

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A McKees Rocks man who pretended to be married to a Nigerian woman living in the South Hills so that she could gain government benefits as a permanent U.S. resident was sentenced Wednesday to probation.

U.S. District Judge Donetta Ambrose imposed a term of one year on Norman McCullough, who pleaded guilty last year in federal court to a conspiracy count.

McCullough admitted that he conspired with a Nigerian couple, Adediran Bamgbose and Temitope Elemosho, to defraud immigration authorities by entering into a sham marriage with Elemosho in exchange for money.

McCullough, 55 at the time of his plea, met Bamgbose at his job, where Bamgbose told him he could earn $1,000 if he would marry Elemosho. Bamgbose and Elemosho are Nigerian citizens in their 30s with three children, and McCullough is a U. …

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