BK companies accused of scamming Haitian earthquake victims

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office has filed fraud charges and a lawsuit against several companies for allegedly taking advantage of Haitian earthquake victims.Investigators say several

BROOKLYN - Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office has filed fraud charges and a lawsuit against several companies for allegedly taking advantage of Haitian earthquake victims.

Investigators say several Brooklyn companies were providing immigration advice and services to victims of the devastating earthquake when they weren't authorized to do so.

The investigation also alleges that the companies were charging outrageous processing fees for immigration applications when they should be processed for free or for a nominal fee.

One victim says she feels taken advantage of and is outraged that companies would want to take advantage of victims.

News 12 Brooklyn has been told that non-profit lawyers have offered to do legal work for the victims at no cost.

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