Leaders of Houston-based marriage fraud ring convicted in federal court

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A trio of Houston residents were convicted this week in federal court of committing marriage fraud, according to officials. The aim of the fraud scheme was to obtain government assistance and other perks. 

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A trio of Houston residents were convicted this week in federal court of committing marriage fraud, according to officials. The aim of the fraud scheme was to obtain government assistance and other … more

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Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle) less
Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston … more

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Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

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Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

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Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

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Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

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A Department of Justice marker at the front of Federal Detention Center. The federal prison is located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle less
A Department of Justice marker at the front of Federal Detention Center. The federal prison is located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in … more

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Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

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View from courtyard across the street.Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle) less
View from courtyard across the street.Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in … more

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View from courtyard across the street Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle less
View from courtyard across the street Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in … more

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Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

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Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

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Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

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Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

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Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

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Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

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Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

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Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

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Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

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Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

Federal Detention Center Houston is a federal prison, located two blocks from Minute Maid Stadium. It holds more than 900 inmates and is in plain sight, yet blends in downtown. (Dane Schiller/Houston Chronicle

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