The federal court has imposed a 12-month probation sentence on a woman who was convicted for lying in the passport application for her daughter.
Aifang Ye was also directed Tuesday to serve five months of home confinement, perform 50 hours of community service, and pay a $200 special assessment fee.
U.S. District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona also ordered Ye, a Chinese national, to report to U.S. immigration for removal proceedings.
Assistant U.S. attorney Ross Naughton recommended home confinement. Ye's counsel, David Banes, recommended probation.
In June 2012, a jury found Ye guilty of conspiracy to make a false statement on a passport application and making a false statement in a passport application.
Ye's brother-in-law, Zhenyan Cheng, who posed as the father of the child, was acquitted.
According to the U.S. government, Ye came to Saipan on Sept. 12, 2011, to give birth. Her Chinese husband came with her but left shortly on Sept. 16, 2011.
After giving birth to her daughter on Feb. 28, 2012, Ye applied for a U.S. passport for the child at the Saipan Passport Office.
The prosecution alleged that, fearing trouble under Chinese law if she obtained from her husband a notarized statement about her daughter, Ye made Cheng pose as the father of his brother's child.
The child is Ye's second child.