Meet the man on trial for promising U.S. citizenship to hundreds of undocumented immigrants if he helped them get adopted

Elk Grove resident Helaman Hansen promised hundreds of adult immigrants in California that they could win U.S. citizenship if he helped them get adopted. He's now on trial for fraud and encouraging illegal immigration for financial gain.
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Elk Grove resident Helaman Hansen promised hundreds of adult immigrants in California that they could win U.S. citizenship if he helped them get adopted. He's now on trial for fraud and encouraging illegal immigration for financial gain.
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How could hundreds of undocumented immigrants fall for adoption-for-citizenship scam?

May 14, 2017 04:00 AM

Sacto 911 Staff



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