3 connected to San Bernardino shooter arrested

FBI, San Bernardino City and San Bernardino County Sheriff's officials continue documenting and investigating on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, the scene of the shootout between law enforcement officials and the mass shooting suspects which occurred on Wednesday. (James Quigg/The Victor Valley Daily Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Federal prosecutors say three people connected to one of the San Bernardino shooters have been arrested in a marriage fraud conspiracy.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday that those arrested include the brother and sister-in-law of shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. The third person arrested is the wife of Enrique Marquez Jr., a friend of Farook’s who has been charged for his alleged role in aiding the violence.

The two women arrested are Russian immigrants.

Prosecutors say the three participated in a marriage fraud conspiracy that involved lying under oath to obtain immigration benefits.

Attorneys representing the Farook family didn’t immediately return calls for comment.

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