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Chinese Woman Charged with Fraud, Illegally Bringing Chinese Nationals to the US

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Chinese Woman Charged with Fraud, Illegally Bringing Chinese Nationals to the US

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A Nevada-based Chinese woman was arrested and charged on Wednesday for allegedly bringing Chinese nationals illegally into the United States in exchange for money. Liao Haiyan, also known as Daisy Liao, is a Chinese-born, naturalized U.S. citizen living in Las Vegas. According to an indictment unsealed at a U.S. district court in Nevada on Jan. 13, she and other co-conspirators ran a scheme to help Chinese nationals fraudulently obtain visitor visas from January 2014 to December 2015. Her clients paid her thousands of dollars for her services. In return, she helped them to fill out Form DS-160, a non-immigration visa form, with false statements and fake supporting documents. According to the indictment, these documents included fake birth certificates, national identity cards, property deeds, and employment certifications. The purpose of these fake documents was to make her clients look more likely to return to China, thereby increasing their chance of being …

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