A federal grand jury has indicted a Chinese national on charges of preventing or hampering the removal of an alien, according to Alicia A.G. Limtiaco, U.S. Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, yesterday.
Dongjun Li, 39, of the People's Republic of China, was indicted in the U.S. District Court for the NMI for alleged violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1253(a)(1)(C).
If found guilty, the defendant faces a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000.
The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is being prosecuted by assistant U.S. attorney Rami S. Badawy. (USAO)