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Mohammad Jahangir Miah Sentenced to 21 Months in Federal Prison for Producing Faudulent Indentification Documents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2013

ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that MOHAMMAD JAHANGIR MIAH, age 38, a citizen of Bangledesh, was sentenced to 21 months in prison today in the United States District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands. MIAH was sentenced after pleading guilty to conspiracy to unlawfully produce and transfer identification document, regarding the production of fraudulent CNMI driver’s licenses. The charge stems from an Indictment filed on January 10, 2011 against MIAH, William A. Hocog, Tahira Dolores S. Miah, Hongmei Sun, and Hui Qiang Yan. The other four defendants also pled guilty in this case.

The sentencing is the result of a day-long hearing before Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona. In determining the sentence, Chief Judge Manglona considered MIAH’s criminal activities both in local and federal court. She also found that he had obstructed justice by not being truthful to the United States Probation Office during the preparation of the Presentence Report. Chief Judge Manglona also concluded that MIAH was an organizer of this criminal activity under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.

MIAH was immediately remanded to the custody of the United States Marshals Service and will begin serving his 21-month sentence with credit for time served. He also was ordered to forfeit $960.00.

The case was investigated by the Homeland Security Investigations Agency (HSI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen F. Leon Guerrero and Assistant United States Attorney Kirk W. Schuler.

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