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The Bobster
03-29-2018, 01:36 PM

Queens lawyer charged with immigration fraud
By Kaja Whitehouse
March 28, 2018 | 6:49pm | Updated

A Queens lawyer and former business partner of “Taxi King” Gene Freidman was busted this week for immigration fraud.

Andreea Dumitru​, of Sunnyside,​ was arrested Tuesday by the department of Homeland Security Investigations and charged with falsifying information for 180 immigration clients between 2012 and 2017.

Dumitru submitted over 180 asylum applications in which she made up information, including the applicants’ criminal histories and stories of persecution, according to the Manhattan US Attorney’s office.

Last year, Dumitru and Freidman were accused by the NY Attorney General of failing to pay over $5 million in MTA surcharges between 2012 and 2015 when they were CFO and CEO, respectively, of Taxiclub Management Inc., which managed a fleet of over 800 medallion taxicabs.

“Ms. Dumitru denies all the charges against her,” her lawyer Justin Sher said.