A Kansas City man and woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to arranging fake marriages between U.S. citizens and African nationals.
Delmar Dixon, 49, and Shakeisha Harrison, 37, were among six people indicted last year with participating in the scam in which American citizens were paid to marry citizens of Kenya and Tanzania so they could stay in the United States.
According to federal prosecutors, Dixon and Harrison arranged marriages between Americans and Africans. The Africans were charged $1,000 each to make the arrangements, according to a federal indictment.
The African nationals were allegedly then required to pay their U.S. citizen “spouses” $500 at the time of the wedding, $500 after the wedding and $250 each month after the wedding until the immigration process was complete.