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Durham immigration lawyer pleads guilty to federal charges

Posted March 16, 2012 5:36 p.m. EDT
Updated July 11, 2017 1:21 p.m. EDT

— 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.