US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) charged Genova Navarro and Dianne Racity on November 17 for impersonating federal officers, aiding and abetting as well as harboring illegal immigrants. In addition to Navarro and Racity, Alicia Domench- Van Rhyn was charged with conspiracy charges.
The three women posed as federal immigration officers and employees offering special immigration benefits and faster application processing in return for substantial fees that their clients paid ranging from $5,000 to $18,000. The women fully knew while taking their clients money that they did not have the authority to carry out any of the promises they had made. If found guilty, the defendants could face up to 20 years in prison.