"Instead of helping these victims who were new to this country and often fearful of authorities he helped himself to their hard-earned cash," Brown said.
Prosecutors say Gonzalez met with the mostly Ecuadorean victims at his Corona church and other Queens locations. They say Gonzalez, his sister and another man collected more than $840,000 in fees for the immigration documents.
The defendant's sister, Maria Gonzalez, 53, of Corona pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny and received five years' probation.
The other defendant, Gerardo Bello, 22, of Mamaroneck, pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny and received two to six years in prison. He is expected to be deported upon his release.