L.A. D.A. charges 3 in alleged immigration services scam
Three members of the same family are accused of scamming dozens of immigrants by providing them illegal immigration services, resulting in most of them unknowingly facing deportation proceedings, the district attorney’s office said this week.
Dist. Atty. George Gascon’s office said Oscar Mauricio Gil, 63, his sister, Judith Gil, 67, and her daughter, Minerva Gil, 39, have been charged with multiple counts of grand theft and conspiracy to commit a crime. Judith Gil is also facing an extortion charge, the office said.
“The immigrant community should not be preyed upon and swindled out of their money from unscrupulous scammers,” Gascón said in a news release Friday.
The Gils were scheduled to be arraigned Friday, but the hearing was postponed until Sept. 9, a spokesman for the D.A.’s office said.
The D.A.’s office alleges that between 2008 and June of this year, the Gils conspired…