Man indicted for alleged docu fraud


A federal grand jury indicted last Thursday a person for allegedly conspiring with another to illegally produce an identification document.

The indictment charged Youzhe Piao with one count of conspiracy to unlawfully produce an identification document.

Homeland Security Investigation agents served the summons to Piao last Friday to appear in court. His first appearance hearing will be on Oct. 11 at 1:30pm in the U.S. District Court for the NMI.

According to the indictment, Piao committed the offense between May 13, 2017, and May 16, 2017.

The indictment did not specifically mention what kind of identification document was produced. No other details were also stated.

Lately, HSI has been arresting overstaying Chinese tourists for allegedly driving illegal taxicabs using CNMI driver’s licenses that were obtained through fraud.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at
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