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Ex-Boyfriend Gets Revenge? Mexican Actress and 'Husband' Arrested for Entering into Sham Marriage

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An alleged fake marriage has landed a couple in the hot seat, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced today. 28-year-old actress Fernanda Romero (here's her IMDB and her modelling page) of Westwood and her husband (on paper)--musician and pizza delivery man Kent Ross, also 28, of Park La Brea--were arrested this morning by federal officials on marriage fraud charges that allege they entered into a sham marriage so the actor could obtain legal status in the United States.

Apparently, Romero paid Ross $5,000 to marry her on June 12, 2005, but they never lived together once in Los Angeles. One month into the marriage, she began dating fashion photographer Markus Klinko, but they broke up a year and one half later. Several months later, Klinko alerted immigration authorities of the fraud.

According to the affidavit, Klinko, who lived in New York City at the time, met Romero on a Los Angeles photo shoot--they went on their first date two days later. Over the next few months they would date when he was in town as she said she was single (even though she was recently married). As things continued, she finally admitted the truth: