3 connected to San Bernardino mass shooting gunman arrested

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
3 people connected to shooter in San Baernardino attacks
3 arrested in San Bernardino shootings

SAN BERNARDINO, California (WABC) -- Authorities have arrested three people connected to the San Bernardino gunman on conspiracy, marriage fraud and false statement charges Thursday morning.

One of those arrested is the brother of gunman Syed Farook.

Prosecutors said the three were involved in a marriage fraud conspiracy that involved making false statements under oath for the purpose of getting immigration benefits for one of the three.

The three arrested are:

- Mariya Chernykh, 26, of Ontario, who, according to official records, is married to Enrique Marquez, Jr., who is awaiting trial on charges of conspiring with Syed Rizwan Farook in 2011 and 2012 to provide material support to terrorists;

- Tatiana Farook, 31, of Corona, who is Chernykh's sister; and

- Syed Raheel Farook, 31, of Corona, who Tatiana Farook's husband and Syed Rizwan Farook's brother.

The Dec. 2 shootings carried out by Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, were the deadliest terror strike on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001.

The couple opened fire at an annual training of Farook's San Bernardino County co-workers. The 14 people killed and 22 wounded were mainly his colleagues.

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