NEW YORK (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for organizing a green card-marriage scam for hundreds of immigrants in New York City.

Beverly Mozer-Brown was sentenced Wednesday for her role in the scam. Federal authorities say she accepted between $8,000 and $16,000 each time from people needing green cards to stay in the U.S.

Authorities say she and her workers then prepared documents with fake information and paid American citizens to participate in the phony marriages. The scam netted more than $1 million between 2001 and 2006.