An Amerian couple from eastern Pennsylvania have been dragged to court.
They were charged to court for sneaking a homeless Nigerian woman into the United States.
They pretended the Nigerian woman was their children's grandmother so she could enter the US and work as nanny for the their children.
According to Daily Mail, Gilbert Scutti is the attorney for the Palmer Township couple who were charged by federal prosecutors in Allentown.
He tells The (Allentown) Morning Call that John and Godever Ibechem — native Nigerians but now U.S. citizens — learned of the woman through relatives in their native land.
The woman was homeless and posed as John Ibechem's mother so she could enter the United States in 2009.
The couple was charged last week with conspiracy to violate immigration laws and not paying the woman at least minimum wage.
She's called 'R.O.' in a court filing, the newspaper reports.
John Ibechim sent her his dead mother's passport in June 2009, the Morning Call says.
The woman worked for the couple until September 2014.
Scutti tells the newspaper there was a dispute and R.O. left that month, and would come to the attention of US immigration officials, which prompted the investigation.
A guilty plea hearing hasn't been scheduled.
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