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Syed Raheel Farook

Summary: The family members of the San Bernardino mass shooters have been found to be involved in marriage fraud and other related charges.

San Bernardino mass shooter Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik killed 14 people at a holiday party back in December. Now his brother Syed Raheel Farook and two women are facing charges of federal conspiracy, making false statements, and marriage fraud.

  
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The investigation into Syed Raheel Farook, a US Navy veteran, began after the massacre. The three were arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents with an indictment for conspiracy to make a false statement to immigration officials while under oath. The investigation found that Enrique Marquez, a friend of Syed Raheel Farook, agreed to marry Mariya Chernykh, the sister of Syed Raheel Farook’s wife, in 2014. She was a Russian citizen that needed to be married so she could apply for permanent residence in the United States. She has also been charged with fraud and two counts of making material false statements.

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Chernykh submitted paperwork to the immigration office stating that she lived in Corona with Marquez when in reality she lives in Ontario with her child and another man. Syed Raheel Farook and his wife Tatiana Farook had setup photos of the two to make it appear that they were married, even creating a joint bank account for them.

Read Third Party Might Hack Alleged San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone for Apple.



Marquez had been charged on December 18 for conspiring with Syed Rizwan Farook to support a militant attack in Southern California in 2011 and 2012 that was never followed through with. He pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial.

Chernykh may face up to 25 years in prison and deportation if convicted on all charges. Syed Raheel Farook and Tatiana Farook will face up to five years in prison each of convicted of conspiracy.

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-shooting-warrants-idUSKCN0XP2EI

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