Man Admits Role in ‘Birth Tourism’ Scheme

A Turkish national pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Central Islip to his role in a “birth tourism” scheme. Ibrahim Aksakal, 49, who lives in East Patchogue, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit health care and wire fraud. The scheme enabled pregnant Turkish women Read More …

U.S. Accuses 6 of Committing ‘Birth Tourism’ Fraud, Money Laundering

Updated 7:52 p.m. Six people were accused Wednesday of committing fraud in a scheme that brought 117 pregnant Turkish women to Long Island to give birth so that their children would be born American citizens. Two of the seven homes where the births occurred are Read More …