www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

WSU to dedicate upgraded lab to study electrical power -11/24/2014, 4:55 PM

Wilbur Middle School employee placed on leave after arrest -11/24/2014, 4:55 PM

Wichita investors announce plan for southeast Kansas casino -11/24/2014, 4:55 PM

Executive Airshare expanding service into San Antonio -11/24/2014, 4:55 PM

Cut-your-own Christmas tree farm to open -11/24/2014, 4:55 PM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Immigrant faces sentencing in marriage fraud case

Published on -12/3/2012, 6:54 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A Jamaican woman faces sentencing for entering into a sham marriage with a Fort Riley soldier to get legal immigration status.

Shannakay Hunter now lives in New York City. U.S. District Judge Monti Belot gave her permission to participate by phone in her sentencing Monday, rather than traveling to Wichita for the proceeding.

Hunter was convicted in August of conspiracy to commit marriage fraud, marriage fraud and lying to the government. She faces up to five years on each count but is likely to get far less prison time -- if any -- under federal guidelines.

The man she married, former Army private Joshua Priest, was sentenced in the case to 10 months for conspiracy to commit marriage fraud and wire fraud. He testified against his wife at her trial.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos

AP Breaking News