Durham immigration lawyer pleads guilty to federal charges
Posted March 16, 2012
Greensboro, N.C. — A Durham immigration attorney has pleaded guilty to charges of helping falsifying immigration papers, according to federal court documents filed this week.
Alexander Lapinski apparently suggested to a woman who was going to be deported that she needed to get a new marriage certificate with a different name for her husband. He then signed naturalization papers with the husband's false name.
According to his website, Lapinski is originally from Poland and came to the United States in the 1980s as a political refugee.
He is not an American citizen and could be deported as well. He has not been sentenced.