United States v. Serunjogi, No. 13-2392 (1st Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
Defendant, a native of Uganda, was convicted of conspiring with his friend and countryman, whose permission to remain in the United States had expired, to arrange a sham marriage for his friend in order to secure a change in the friend’s immigration status. Defendant was sentenced to four months in prison and one year of supervised release, four months of which must be spent in home confinement. The First Circuit affirmed Defendant’s conviction and sentence, holding (1) the evidence admitted at trial was sufficient for a jury to conclude that Defendant conspired to defraud the government; and (2) the district court did not err in calculating Defendant’s sentence.