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Saco Man Convicted of Marriage Fraud Conspiracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2, 2013

Contact: Stacey Neumann
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Ronald
Serunjogi, 35, of Saco, Maine, was convicted of marriage fraud conspiracy yesterday in U.S.
District Court in Portland, following a jury trial.

Evidence at the trial showed that Serunjogi and Sampson Sengoonzi, both Ugandan
nationals, paid money to a Lewiston woman who agreed to marry Sengoonzi so that Sengoonzi
could seek to become a lawful permanent resident of the United States. Serunjogi assisted
Sengoonzi in preparing submissions to immigration authorities in support of Sengoonzi’s
application for permanent resident status. Immigration authorities detected the fraud, denied
Sengoonzi’s application and referred the matter for a criminal investigation. Sengoonzi was
previously convicted and sentenced for his role in the scheme and has been ordered deported.

Serunjogi faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced
after completion of a pre-sentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s
Homeland Security Investigations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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