A 24-year-old Pakistani man who’s been living in Waterloo has been sentenced for marriage fraud. Hamid Bashir was sentenced to time already served, which was 89 days in jail. He was also given two years of supervised release. Bashir was indicted in June on a charge of fraudulently entering into a marriage with a U-S citizen to obtain lawful immigration status. Bashir had worked in Waterloo for Mohammed Anwar, the owner of several convenience stores. Anwar was convicted in February for conspiracy to commit marriage fraud and aiding and abetting Bashir’s fraudulent marriage. Anwar has not yet been sentenced. Bashir has been turned over to immigration officials to await deportation.
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