Monday, May 10, 2010

Mexican Actress Romero And Husband Plead Not Guilty In Marriage Fraud To Get Naturalization

Ex-boyfriend turned in Romero after she ended the relationship

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 10, 2010

Los Angeles, CA -On Monday, both Fernanda Romero, 28, and Kent Ross, 28, pleaded not guilty to federal charges that they were married to get Romero legalize in the U.S. Federal charges allege that Romero paid Ross $5,000 in 2005 to marry her, so she could stay in the country.
U.S. Customs and Enforcement (ICE) found that Romero never lived with Ross as required when she applied for naturalization. Instead, she moved in with Markus Klinko a photographer, her then boyfriend. Romero recently broke her relationship with Klinko, who inspite informed ICE and provided proof she was in a phony arranged marriage with Ross. Romero was seeking legal residency in the U.S., according to ICE.
The fake marriage was arranged by Michael Ball, according to the criminal complaint. Ball owns the Rock and Republic Jeans company, which Romero was modeling for when he arraigned the phony marriage.
Romero a Mexican actress was born in the city of Mexico D.F., Mexico.
Romero and Ross are both facing from two to five years in federal prison, if convicted. Romero is also facing deportation after serving her sentence.
She remains on a $50,000 signature bond and wears an electronic monitoring device. Ross remains on a $25,000 bond.

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