The migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard have filed a federal lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, alleging a ‘premeditated, fraudulent, and illegal scheme,’ after he chartered planes to move them

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a press conference in Rockledge, Florida.

The migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard have filed a lawsuit against Ron DeSantis.
The federal lawsuit alleges DeSantis used fraudulent means to move them to the Democratic enclave.

Migrants have filed a federal class action suit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other state officials, alleging that they carried out a “scheme to defraud vulnerable immigrants to advance a political motive” when they chartered planes to fly them from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard last week.

“Defendants and their unidentified accomplices designed and executed a premeditated, fraudulent, and illegal scheme centered on exploiting this vulnerability for the sole purpose of advancing their own personal, financial and political interests,” says the lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in the US District Court of Massachusetts.

The lawsuit describes their experiences of escaping a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, “only for the defendants to use them as pawns in a political stunt.”

Causes of action in the lawsuit include violations of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment protections against illegal seizure and false arrest and more. They say they were falsely imprisoned and that DeSantis and others committed fraud, intentionally inflicted emotional distress, and “engaged in a conspiracy” to deprive them of their civil rights.

This is a developing story.

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