San Fernando Valley Man Pleads Guilty to English Proficiency Exam Scheme for Chinese Nationals

October 5, 2019

Liu Cai, 24, pleaded guilty to two federal charges in connection with a scheme where Chinese nationals fraudulently obtained student visas by hiring people with fake Chinese passports to taken an English proficiency exam on their behalf.

Cai faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for February 22, 2020 before U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt.

Cai was initially indicted federal grand jury on 26-counts where he was accused of knowingly and willfully used counterfeit passports of the People’s Republic of China, furnishing them to proctors. Cai admitted that he took the proficiency exams for two Chinese nationals who were seeking entry into the United States on student visas.

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

If you have been charged or are under investigation for a federal crime, then contact the Law Offices of John D. Rogers to schedule a free confidential consultation with an experienced Newport Beach federal crimes attorney.

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