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Kansas woman sentenced for fake marriage to a Kenyan immigrant

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A Kansas City woman was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison for entering into a sham marriage with an African immigrant.

Tierra Ofield, now 24, pleaded guilty in March in U.S. District Court in Kansas City to a charge of conspiracy to circumvent U.S. immigration laws.

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According to court documents filed by prosecutors, Ofield was paid $700 to marry a man from Kenya in 2011.

She later received three monthly payments of $150, according to the documents.

She was among six people prosecuted in the marriage fraud scheme.

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