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So your friend was deceived by the person he married?
If your friend was truly in love with this person and did not partake in the marriage for the purpose of the green card, then only the person who committed the fraud would be accountable. The crime upon conviction is a felony offense and carries a possible prison sentence of up to five years and a fine of up to $250,000, and applies to both foreign nationals and U.S. citizens who perpetrate this crime.But if your friend was unaware and as I said, was truly marrying for love, then I suggest charges would not be brought.