The state Attorney General has gotten a temporary restraining order against a Houston woman who they say is running a phony church as part of an immigration scam.
Yolanda Salazar Perez runs the New Anointing/Nueva Uncion and New Anointing Biblical Institute, and the AG's office says she told prospective customers "that new church members qualified for a legal classification known as 'special religious workers.' According to state investigators, the defendants enticed at least 300 customers to join the New Anointing Biblical Institute/Church and thus agreed to pay for the defendants' unauthorized legal services."
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The AG's suit says Salazar Perez violated the Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
A judge issued a temporary restraining order forbidding Salazar Perez or associates from doing a host of business operations.
Salazar Perez has been in trouble with the AG before; in 2005 she was charged with falsely claiming to be an immigration attorney and charging clients up to $400 for an initial fee. She entered into an agreement with the AG to get out of the business.