An Omaha man and his wife were sentenced for conducting a pay for marriage scheme in an attempt to prevent the woman's deportation proceedings.
Juana Tapia-Borjas, 24 and a native and citizen of Mexico, and Jesse Lopez, 32 and a U.S. Citizen living in Omaha, were both convicted of felony conspiracy to commit marriage fraud.
Tapia-Borjas was placed in immigration deportation proceedings in February of 2010 but then married Lopez in August of 2010.
Tapia-Borjas paid Lopez $2,000 to marry her in an attempt to obtain Lawful Permanent Resident status and relief from deportation.
She was arrested last July, and detained for the duration of her criminal case. After sentencing, she was released to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation.
Jesse Lopez was sentenced to 7 months in prison and a 3 year term of supervised release.