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Irvine lawyer in birth-tourism case gets 21 months behind bars

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, February 10, 2016

An Irvine attorney was sentenced Monday to 21 months in federal prison on obstruction of justice charges for taking money to help a material witness in a sweeping birth-tourism case leave the country.

U.S. District Court Judge Andrew J. Guilford also ordered Ken Zhiyi Liang, 39, to serve three years’ supervised release and pay a $1,000 fine. He will get credit for the seven months he has spent in jail since his May 2015 arrest.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jerry Yang described Liang as “remarkably brazen” and argued Monday that he should receive three years in prison and a $50,000 fine.

Liang’s arrest followed a massive raid in March by federal agents who swarmed apartment complexes and homes in Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. They interviewed pregnant Chinese women and seized computers and documents.

Read the whole story at OC Register

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