Simply Done Immigration, a Colorado Springs-based business, and its owner Joseph Corrigan, have been barred from offering immigration services in Colorado, and must pay consumers $20,000 in restitution.
The settlement was filed in El Paso County District Court, and claims that Simply Done Immigration sold consumers documents they could obtain for free from the U.S. Center for Immigration Services, a federal agency.
The company also allegedly claimed consumers would receive help from specialists, but no one working at the company were attorneys or specialists in immigration law. The company charged consumers between $300 and $1,000 for the documents.
The business model is “nearly identical” to that of the Colorado Springs-based Immigration Center, which was sued by the attorney general in 2009. That action resulted in a $2.5 million default judgment and an $85,000 settlement with Charles Doucett and Deborah Stillson, who were operating the business.
Simply Done Immigration was a competitor of Immigration Center and operated at the same time. The Attorney General’s Office entered into an out-of-court settlement with two other individuals involved in Corrigan’s Simply Done Immigration and received more than $18,000 in consumer restitution.