News release originally published by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania
McKees Rocks Man Sentenced for Role in Marriage Scam
PITTSBURGH - A resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to one year of probation on his conviction of conspiracy to defraud the United States and to commit offenses against the United States, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
Senior United States District Judge Donetta Ambrose imposed sentence on Norman Lee McCullough, 55, of McKees Rocks, PA.
In connection with sentencing, the court was advised that from June 2016 to May 4, 2017, McCullough conspired with two other individuals to defraud the Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services. McCullough, a United States Citizen, received money and entered into a sham marriage with a Nigerian citizen so that the Nigerian citizen could obtain legal permanent residency in the United States. McCullough also submitted false statements and documents to the Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Assistant United States Attorney Mary McKeen Houghton prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.
United States Attorney Brady commended the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), for conducting the investigation in this case.