October 26, 2010

Unknowingly hire an illegal immigrant maid ...

... and witness your gubernatorial campaign dwindle. Knowingly marry someone illegally who was the subject of a Homeland Security investigation and ... well:

An aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid repeatedly lied to federal immigration and FBI agents and submitted false federal documents to the Department of Homeland Security to cover up her illegal seven-year marriage to a Lebanese national who was the subject of an Oklahoma City Joint Terror Task Force investigation, FoxNews.com has learned.

Diana Tejada, Reid’s Hispanic Press Secretary, admitted to receiving payment for “some of her expenses” in exchange for fraudulently marrying Bassam Mahmoud Tarhini in 2003, strictly so he could obtain permanent U.S. residency, according to court documents.

Tarhini, now 37, was held in jail and at an immigration detention center in connection with his 2009 indictment on felony charges, documents show. He pleaded guilty to entering a fraudulent marriage to evade immigration laws — a Class D felony — in November 2009, and he was deported in March 2010.

Tejada, now 28, was never charged for her role in the crime.

Hmm, why wasn't Tejada charged? "There’s multiple factors that go into charging decisions. She wasn’t charged and we can’t go beyond that,” said Bob Troester, spokesman for the Western District of Oklahoma U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Uh huh. Let me guess -- because she works for the Senate Majority Leader?

Let's see if this story gets as much traction from the MSM as the Whitman-maid incident. But don't hold your breath.

Posted by Hube at October 26, 2010 04:02 PM | TrackBack

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