Pair Plead Guilty to Marriage Fraud


Guam – James Rivera and Jin Han Rivera have entered pleas of guilty to marriage fraud in Federal Court.


According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Jin Han Rivera paid $10-thousand dollars to James Rivera in exchange for entering into a fraudulent marriage and for his assistance in deceiving U.S. Immigration about the true nature of their relationship.

James Rivera admitted guilt on April 28. And Jin Han Rivera entered her guilty plea on May 6.

Jin Han is an alien who entered Guam under the Visa Waiver program and remained on island after her visa expired. She was classified as an “overstay” when in November of  2008 she married Rivera.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s release, Special Agents with Homeland Security  captured images of Jin Han paying Rivera about $3,000 prior to the immigration interview where the pair presented themselves as a married couple.

Sentencing for James Rivera is set for July 28. And Jin Han is scheduled to be sentenced on August 4th.

Each faces a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison and not more than a $250,000 fine.