November 15, 2007, - 4:42 pm
“Young & Dumb” AND Greedy: Lesson of Hezbo FBI/CIA Mole – Marriage Fraud’s American Spouses Rarely Prosecuted
By Debbie Schlussel
There are lots of lessons in the ongoing story of FBI/CIA mole Nada Nadim Prouty. I’ve already told you details, exclusive to DebbieSchlussel.com, about her terrorist cousin, Nidal Al-Aouar, details which the FBI and CIA should have known. The lesson there is that they don’t do any kind of background check where the applicant is an Arab they want to recruit.
Another lesson is that the American citizen spouses who engage in marriage fraud with illegal aliens are rarely prosecuted. Prouty promised money in exchange for marriage to an unemployed Michigan man living in a trailer, so she could remain in the U.S. once she thought she’d be caught overstaying her student visa. The man is Chris Deladurantaye of Lincoln Park, Michigan, a working-class suburb of Detroit. But nothing happened to Deladurantaye as a result of his fraudulent marriage, which ultimately led to a Hezbollah mole infiltrating the FBI and CIA at its highest security clearance levels.
In fact, in today’s Detroit Free Press, reporters David Ashenfelter and Todd Spangler interviewed Deladurantaye’s current wife, Laura, who is upset that her husband never got paid for the sham marriage:
He needed the money. But she never paid him.
Now, that’s chutzpah. This woman is lucky her husband isn’t behind bars.
And that’s the unfortunate thing. It’s why sham marriages will continue and continue. The penalty is simply not there, even though it’s against the law on the books. Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE) agents tell me the numbers of Americans criminally prosecuted for knowingly engaging in a sham marriage with an illegal alien is miniscule. They get the money and usually get away with it. Even when they are caught, so long as they “cooperate” with authorities, nothing happens. No criminal record. Nothing.
In fact, the current Mrs. Deladurantaye says that not only did her husband not get the money he was promised, but that he only engaged in the fraudulent marriage because he was “young and dumb.” No, he was greedy. Age and intelligence level had nothing to do with it. He was 24 at the time, a full-grown adult who obviously knew the law. Bribes usually involve activity that isn’t legal. It’s not hard to know this was illegal and selling out his country. We’ve all seen or heard of the movie “Green Card,” which unfortunately glamorizes this crime.
His wife says, “He needed the money.” Well, guess what? Most criminals “needed the money.” It’s the number one reason for crime. And it’s not an excuse. It’s a motivation.
In Deladurantaye’s case, his fake marriage for money (who cares whether or not he was ultimately paid?) resulted in espionage on behalf of a terrorist group that murdered over 300 U.S. Marines and civilians Beirut. But he won’t pay a price.
And it’s incredible that the feds are now saying they won’t prosecute him because he “cooperated.” Uh, he didn’t cooperate. That’s the problem. He married Prouty in 1990 and said nothing about it for years. Not even after 9/11–when he surely must have learned that 3,000 Americans were murdered by these people–did he go to authorities and say, hey, I married this Arab woman from Lebanon so she could stay here.
In fact, he only “cooperated” when it was too late–when authorities came to him after his “ex-wife,” Nada Nadim Prouty, accessed all kinds of high level FBI and CIA intelligence and other classified info. His wife tells the Free Press that the first contact Deladurantaye had with the feds was when they knocked on his door a few months ago. If that is “cooperation”–then every criminal who gets caught and fesses up should get away with it.
Deladurantaye and his wife should be ashamed. But because ICE rarely does anything to the conspiring American spouse in sham marriages, they aren’t.
And that’s why there will be–and there are already–so many Nada Nadim Proutys roaming free in America and infiltrating our national security institutions, etc.
Christopher Deldurantaye betrayed his country for a few dollars he never got. Plain and simple, he’s a traitor.
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