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Arizona Authorities Say Woman Posed As Immigration Attorney

A 38-year-old Tucson woman faces 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud in a case involving false claims made in connection with legal representation of people in immigration cases.

The sentence imposed by a federal judge also requires Elvira Contreras to pay restitution totaling nearly $90,000.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for Arizona says Contreras falsely told victims that she worked for federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement or that she was an immigration attorney who could obtain immigration documents for a fee.

The office said Contreras also falsely impersonated Tucson immigration attorney Doralina Luna.

Contreras pleaded guilty last fall.

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