San Bernardino gunman's brother arrested along with two others
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -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.
The FBI served arrest warrants Thursday morning.
14 people were killed in December when Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, attacked the Inland Regional Center. They were killed in the gun battle with authorities that followed the attack.
Farook’s brother, Syed Raheel Farook, served in the Navy from 2003 to 2007, according to military records. He received the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, among other awards.
After he went through training in his family’s native Illinois, the shooter’s brother served for three years aboard an aircraft carrier as an information system technician.