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Disbarred Hilton Head lawyer arrested after investigation into immigration services

A disbarred Hilton Head Island lawyer providing low-cost immigration services has been charged with fraud after an investigation by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office ICE Task Force.

Michael George Wyman, 55, was booked at the Beaufort County Detention Center on Tuesday evening on 10 counts of breach of trust with fraudulent intent. He is being held for prosecution, according to the jail log.

Wyman had been offering "full-service immigration help" through Immigrant Angels Inc., a nonprofit registered in June 2011 with a storefront at 10 Office Way. That business closed abruptly in mid-September, and his clients began complaining to authorities that they had paid him to fill out immigration forms that were never sent to the Department of Homeland Security.

Authorities raided the office Sept. 17.

It is not the first time Wyman has been accused of stealing from clients. In 2002, Wyman was disbarred and sentenced to a prison for stealing and spending nearly $700,000 from a local family in a real estate deal.

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