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A Chinese woman walked into a California birth tourism” business that is responsible for customers in China, tens of thousands of dollars in order to help them to give birth in the United States of america, has pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Dongyuan Li, 41, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit immigration fraud and visa fraud, on Tuesday, the prosecutors said.
Li, who has lived in Orange County, admitted in her plea agreement, from January 2013 up to and including March 2015, and they ran it as a “birth tourism” businesses in Irvine and China, known as the “Win a USA Holiday Services Corp.,” the researchers said, adding that the company would have to help the pregnant women mostly from China, on a journey to, and residence in the United States to give birth.
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The Orange County-based birth, and the tourism business has played on lots of pregnant clients as well as with Chinese government officials, and the coaching pregnant Chinese women in the United States of america, to deliver the babies so that their children could get US citizenship.
Li raked in the millions, due to business in the course of the year, where mothers-to-be paid between $ 40,000 and $ 80,000 each, to come to California, stay in a luxurious apartment and given birth, the researchers said. In a January 2019 at the latest a federal grand jury indictment against Li, said that they have used for 20 of the apartments in Irvine, at the house of a pregnant client.
“You Win,” advertised that it had more than 500 Chinese ‘birth tourism” to customers, according to the indictment.
Federal agents in the execution of an action against an alleged maternity tourism rings in the year 2015.
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
The company has managed some of the customers, in order to tell a lie on visa applications and U.S. immigration officials, according to Li’s plea agreement, which adds that the women also learned how to deceive U.S. Customs at ports of entry by hiding in their pregnancy.
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Federal prosecutors said Li accepted the clients were coached in passing by the AMERICAN consulate for interviews in China, including to state, erroneously, that they were going to stay in the U.S. for only two weeks, and if they really were planning to stay for three months or less at birth.
This past January, federal officials in charge of 19 people, including Li’s, the first responses to the birth of the tourism business. Li was the first person in the charge of operators of a birth of companies in the tourism industry has to plead guilty, federal prosecutors said, adding that the rest will either be expected to try-out or were refugees.
Even though it’s not illegal to have a visit to the United States of america, during the pregnancy, the researchers said, is that the companies who are the federal agents in a raid by 2015 — touted the benefits of having a U.S.-citizen baby, which is free to the public, education, and, in later years, and their parents, to help them to emigrate.
Federal agents are gathering in a parking lot for the robbery of a luxury apartment complex that is linked to the birth of a tourism company in Irvine, Calif., at the end of 2015.
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
As part of her plea agreement, Li agreed to the loss of more than $850,000, for a southern California home, with a value of more than $500,000, and the various Mercedes-Benz vehicles, according to the U.s. Attorney’s Office.
Li’s lawyer did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
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Li could face 15 years in federal prison; sentencing is scheduled for December this year.
Fox News’ Frank, Miles, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.