Feds release Taiwanese women accused of visa fraud

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Guam – Four Taiwanese women who were arrested for illegally posing as tourists have been released from federal custody.

Yu-shin Chang, Chiao-en wang, I-Ying Lin and I-jung Kwo allegedly came to the island in June in the guise of tourists using Guam’s Visa Waiver Program. However, the women never intended to just visit, and all gained illegal employment at a Tamuning nightclub shortly after arriving.

According to court documents, the four Taiwanese nationals were employed as club hostesses at Wild Orchid Lounge in Tamuning, an establishment owned by Peter Wang. They were discovered when they sold alcoholic beverages at $20 a drink to federal agents disguised as bar patrons.

The women were released from federal custody yesterday and issued an order to stay away from their boss. However, they appear to be residing at an apartment leased by Wang.

Each of the four is being charged with visa fraud perjury. Their next hearing is set for September 5.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.