According to the Post, when immigrants would contact Reyes for help, he would promise to obtain driver’s licenses and work permits for them for roughly $5,000. Then, he would ask his victims to sign blank forms and would create fraudulent asylum claims without telling clients what he had told immigration officials. The forms would automatically initiate hearings and interviews, but Reyes listed inaccurate contact information so he could personally receive all the communications. When his clients didn’t show up for the required court dates, removal proceedings were automatically triggered.
According to prosecutors, Reyes filed at least 225 fraudulent forms, stole a minimum of $411,868, and caused at least six of his clients to be deported. “Some client-victims have already lost their life savings and there is no way to estimate the likely thousands of dollars that each victim will have to spend to try to undo the harm that Reyes inflicted on their immigration status,” prosecutors wrote in a memo.
Report: Andrew Cuomo thinks highly of, has bragged about his sexual prowess
So much so that, according to The New York Times, he mentioned it to his staff:
A spokesman for the governor, who has denied accusations of sexual misconduct from a number of women, called the Times’ account “a disgusting and defamatory lie.” The Times also reported that Cuomo previously compared himself to Sonny Corleone, the violent, impulsive son in The Godfather, which the same spokesperson insisted never happened, writing that Cuomo “never uses Godfather references,” and adding, “This is an anti-Italian, bigoted, false, defamatory statement.”
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