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Saipan - Chinese National Aifang Ye has been found guilty of committing passport fraud. Her co-defendant, Zhenyan Cheng has been acquitted.
Ye is scheduled to be sentenced on September 21. She faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail and a fine of $250,000.
U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco announced the verdicts which were handed down Friday at the CNMI District Court.
The jury spent 4 days deliberating before finding Ye guilty of one count of Conspiracy to Make a False Statement in a Passport Application and one count of Making a False Statement in a Passport Application.
The case was investigated by Homeland Security with the assistance from the U.S> Diplomatic Security Service. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S> Attorneys Ross K. Naughton and Garth R. Backe and tried before U.S. District Court Judge Ramona Manglona.
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