A former Fort Riley soldier has testified he was in a financial bind when he married a Jamaican immigrant so he could get more money from the military and she could get her green card.
The testimony came Tuesday in the federal trial of 28-year-old Shannakay Hunter in Wichita. Hunter, who lives in Bronx, New York, is charged with conspiracy, marriage fraud and making a false statement to the government.
Prosecutors say the marriage was never consummated.
The defense attacked the credibility of Priest’s testimony against Hunter, forcing him to admit numerous lies including some he made under oath.
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