Birth Tourism Case Fiordalisa Marte Is
Freed On $50000 Bond Birth Houses Named
Russell Lee, Patreon Podcast
UK - Honduras
Dec 2 – An
Internet- and Long
Island-based "birth tourism"
ring resulted in arrests and
releases on bail on December
Enes Burak Cakiroglu &
Sarah Kaplan are charged
with conspiring to
commit visa fraud; Fiordalisa Marte
and Edgar Rodriguez with
conspiring to commit
health care fraud, wire
fraud and money laundering
District Court for the Eastern
District of New York
Magistrate Judge Steven I.
Locke held a detention hearing
after 4 pm. Inner City Press
live tweeted the Marte
AUSA: We are
seeking detention. The
defendant submitted false
applications for Medicaid, it
was the only way the birth
tourism scheme was profitable.
She is a danger to the
community and a risk of
flight. She put $40,000 in
cash in a Chase account.
My client Ms. Marte is 41, a
homeowner in Suffolk County,
with five children, with no
prior record. We can show an
innocent source for the cash
deposits. Four relatives are
here with me. Her aunt owns a
home in Amityville [address
Her relative works at Affinity
Health in The Bronx and makes
$71,000 a year. Mr. Delcruz is
a truck driver based in Dix
Hills, p/t at $22,000 a year.
If Ms. Marte is remanded, she
will be quarantined for 2
Steven I. Locke: Ms. Marte, if
you don't comply with
restrictions, they will be
left holding the bag for you.
Alright, prepare a bond of
$50,000, with conditions.
Inner City Press is voluntarily not
publishing the address of the suretors'
homes, here are the locations of the “birth
Street, Center Moriches, NY
673 Outlook Avenue, West Babylon, NY
654 Old Country Road, Dix Hills, NY
unsealed charging Ibrahim Aksakal, Indicted
Co-conspirator #1, Enes Burak Cakiroglu and
Sarah Kaplan with conspiring to commit visa
fraud, health care fraud, wire fraud and
money laundering, and Fiordalisa Marte and
Edgar Rodriguez with conspiring to commit
health care fraud, wire fraud and money
Update of 6:45 pm: Kaplan: home detention with
electronic monitoring for one night to
gather suretors/properties – passport
surrender, due back in Court tomorrow at
Rodriguez freed on a $50,000 bond like Marte
and Cakiroglu were ordered detained.
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