‘Cartel’ of Sierra Leone officials ran passport scam for U.S. visas:  anti-graft chief

‘Cartel’ of Sierra Leone officials ran passport scam for U.S. visas: anti-graft chief

FREETOWN (Reuters) – Corrupt Sierra Leonean officials have been selling fraudulent service and diplomatic passports for thousands of dollars to individuals hoping to use them to enter the United States, the country’s anti-corruption commissioner told Reuters. Africa has a thriving black market for illegal passports, prompting the United States, Britain and others to tighten visa…

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