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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Districts of Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 12, 2014

Kenneth Huidong Kang Sentenced In U.S. District Court For Harboring Illegal Aliens

ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that Defendant KENNETH HUIDONG KANG, age 39, was sentenced on December 11, 2014, by Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood, in the District Court of Guam for Harboring Illegal Aliens and Criminal Conspiracy.   Defendant KANG was sentenced to six months imprisonment and two years supervised release, to include six months home detention under the location monitoring program.   Defendant KANG was also ordered to pay a $3,000 fine.

During the period from or about January 2006 and lasting until December 2008, Defendant KANG worked at Club Musha, later renamed to Club Music.  KANG worked at the establishment as a manager where he conspired with others to conceal Korean women who had entered Guam as tourists under the Guam Visa Waiver Program.  The Guam Visa Waiver Program allowed Korean citizens to enter Guam as tourists for a limited time of 15 days.  The real purpose for these Korean women to enter Guam was for them to work at Club Music. Defendant KANG further allowed some of these Korean women to reside at his Yigo residence while they illegally worked at Club Music and he did so for the purpose of commercial advantage and private financial gain.

This case was investigated by Special Agents of the Department of Homeland Security/Homeland Security Investigations, and prosecuted by former Assistant U.S. Attorney Karon V. Johnson and Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen F. Leon Guerrero.

Updated January 7, 2015