Case involving $9,500 sham marriage unsealed in federal court


Markham Lynch will be sentenced in February 2018.

Guam – A case of marriage fraud was recently unsealed in the District Court of Guam, revealed allegations against a Korean couple.

Markham Lynch pleaded guilty back in July to conspiracy to commit marriage fraud. Lynch’s plea agreement states that he entered into a sham marriage with a woman named Kyungho Kim  so that Kim could become a permanent resident.

Lynch admitted that Kim was only a friend who was actually in a relationship with another man and that Kim and her boyfriend agreed to pay him up to $9,500 for the sham marriage and green card status.

Lynch also admitted that he and Kim lied about their living situation on petition documents and applications for legal permanent residency.

Lynch is scheduled to be sentenced in February of next year.