Visa Bribery Scam by Hong Vo and Company
News reported by USA Today and local Denver TV station sent shocked wave to the Vietnamese-American community in Denver:
Hong Vo, a 27 years old Denver resident, is among three people arrested for allegedly helping hundreds of Vietnamese citizens enter the United States illegally in a multimillion-dollar scheme.
The U.S. Attorney's Office announces that more than 500 people paid thousands of dollars to sneak into the U.S. using fraudulent visas.
Hong Vo, Tran Huynh, and Michael Sestak, a visa chief at the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City in March 2012, allegedly started approving visas for a bribe between $20,000 to $70,000, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Michael Sestak was the best man and Hong Vo's wedding. It was an elaborate wedding with hundreds of guests that costed well over $300,000. At the time of her arrest, she was living in a wealthy neighborhood with her husband and her parents.