Chris LaRiche stole thousands of dollars from hundreds of immigrants, was himself illegal
Chris LaRiche set up an office in downtown Minneapolis and claimed he could help immigrants find work and get legal papers. He advertised his connections to Twin Cities businesses on Spanish radio, and hired helpers to find Latinos who needed jobs. But instead of arranging jobs for his clients, LaRiche simply pocketed their money and threatened to turn them into immigration authorities if they spoke out. And then, when a local immigration attorney reported him to the feds, LaRiche himself was outed as illegal: City Pages has the story.