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Districts of Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands

Friday, April 21, 2017

Guo Hua Lu Sentenced for False Statement to Federal Officer

          SHAWN ANDERSON, Acting United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that defendant GUO HUA LU (age 54) was sentenced on Thursday, April 20, 2017, in the U.S. District Court by Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona, to six months incarceration, a $5,500.00 fine, $750.00 restitution, one year of supervised release after incarceration, and a $100 special assessment fee, for False Statement to a Federal Officer.

          LU was a document preparer who obtained a fraudulent notarial certificate on behalf of a Chinese national seeking a passport for her U.S. citizen infant. When interviewed by an agent from the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service, LU denied his involvement in obtaining the fraudulent document. On October 28, 2016, LU was indicted by a federal grand jury for one count of False Statement to a Federal Officer. LU pled guilty on December 22, 2016.

          This investigation was conducted by the Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) and the case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Benedetto.

Updated April 20, 2017