By Bria Brown

(PATCH) – A psychologist and medical doctor in southeast Michigan have been accused in a criminal complaint for their role in a scheme to create fake medical diagnoses to help immigrants fraudulently obtain their U.S. citizenship, United States Attorney Matthew Schneider announced this week.

Firoza VanHorn, 70, a Bloomfield Hills psychologist, and medical doctor Muhammad Awaisi, 61, of Pontiac, face charges of visa fraud, false statements and unlawful distribution of controlled substances, prosecutors said.

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“The allegations in this case are truly outrageous and are a disservice to every immigrant who comes to America and becomes a citizen the right and honest way,” Schneider said.

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