Guam – A 27 year old Chinese citizen has admitted to posing as a Taiwanese tourist in order to gain entry to Guam and then seeking and finding employment here on island.
Chih Ling Liu entered a plea of guilty in District Court today to one count of “Making a False Statement”. It carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $250-thousand dollar fine.
According to the plea agreement, Liu admitted that she came to Guam from Taiwan on May 11th of this year “under the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program, posing as a tourist, when in fact Liu intended to and did find employment in violation of the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program.”
According to the agreement, Liu found work at the “Star Melody Lounge” in Tumon where “she worked as a club hostess soliciting drink sales from customers for financial profit for her and the lounge.”
Liu has also agreed “to make a full, complete and truthful statement regarding her involvement in criminal conduct, as well as the involvement of all others known to her.” And she has agreed “to testify fully and truthfully at any trials or hearings.”
In return, the “United States agrees to recommend that the Court, in determining Defendant’s sentencing guideline range, apply the maximum available reduction for acceptance of responsibility.”