People who are facing federal charges will be anxious to know the outcomes of their cases. Some of these individuals might choose to enter into plea deals. Whether this is what is going on with your or if you are going through a trial, you should prepare yourself for entering into the federal prison system if that's one of the possible sentences.
A 61-year-old woman has been sentenced to two years in a federal prison for embezzling $490,338 in union funds. The sentence was handed down on Feb. 4 according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California. In October, the Citrus Heights resident admitted that she had stolen the money from the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Union while employed as the treasurer of the organization's Local 2428.
A Department of Homeland Security investigation based in California has led to the indictment of 19 people accused of taking part in a "birth tourism" scam aimed at Chinese residents. The scheme was designed to aid Chinese parents obtain birthright citizenship in the United States for their children.