POSTED: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 10:27am
UPDATED: Friday, May 31, 2013 - 7:29am
McAllen, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — The Texas Attorney General has shut down three unauthorized immigration consultants, also known as "Notarios", in the Valley.
At the beginning of the month of May the State filed separate enforcement actions against four businesses for violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and the Notary Public Act.
A Hidalgo County district court granted the State’s request and issued permanent and temporary injunctions against the following four defendants:
• Veronica G. Garcia and Cecilia H. Solis, doing business as Garcia & Solis Services (permanent injunction);
• Ana Isabel Lumbreras, doing business as Montemayor Services (permanent injunction);
• Marilia Luz, doing business as Immigration Help (permanent injunction);
• Jairo Romanovich, doing business as Romanovich Charitable Service Inc. (temporary injunction).
The same court has ordered the four defendants to pay civil penalties for unlawfully representing that they were legally allowed to process immigration cases.