Feds Want 1-Year Sentence For Chinese Engineer's J-1 Fraud

By Pete Brush (May 10, 2022, 3:44 PM EDT) -- A Chinese engineer jailed for scheming to defraud a U.S. foreign-scholar visa program deserves about a year in prison, Manhattan federal prosecutors argued ahead of his scheduled Friday sentencing, pushing back against a defense request for his release and deportation.

U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni, who is handling the case, received dueling May 6 filings ahead of her sentencing of defendant Zhongsan Liu.

Liu, 59, was found guilty by a jury in March of conspiring to defraud the J-1 visa program, which allows foreigners to conduct research in the U.S. After the verdict, the judge remanded him, calling him a...

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