Feds searching for woman in marriage fraud case

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The US Probation Office is in search of a woman implicated in a conspiracy to commit marriage fraud.

The case involves Joycelyn Rojas Taitano, Nam Hoon Kim, and Mi Soon Lee.

Details of the case are sealed, however, according to a summons issued for Taitano, the charges against her and Kim involve conspiracy to commit marriage fraud and one count of marriage fraud.

While a reading of the indictment was waived in court today, court records indicate that Lee is implicated in the fraud scheme.

This morning, Lee was a no-show to the initial court appearance and the US Probation Office reported that they have lost contact with the defendant since Tuesday.

A phone call to Lee made during the court hearing went unanswered. US Probation reporting that multiple attempts to call Lee have gone straight to voice mail.

Not knowing where Lee is, District Court Magistrate Judge Michael Bordallo instructed US Probation to continue efforts to make contact. Bordallo continued the proceeds stating he was providing Lee with one last opportunity to comply with court orders to appear at court on Oct. 22.

Meanwhile, Taitano was placed on pre-trial release awaiting a December trial.

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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.

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