Owner of CNMI employment agency sentenced to 21 months for visa fraud | CNMI


SAIPAN — Alejandro Tumandao Nario, president and owner of A&A Enterprises, an employment agency that provides labor services to local businesses and individuals in Saipan, was sentenced in federal court on Friday to 21 months in prison for fraud and visa abuse.

Chief Judge Ramona Manglona of the Northern Mariana Islands District Court also recognized Nario, 65, for the four days he has already served.

Upon his release from prison, he will submit to a period of probation for three years and will respect several conditions. He must also pay a fine of $7,000 and a special assessment fee of $100.

A citizen of the Philippines and lawful permanent resident of the CNMI, Nario will surrender once notified by the US Marshals Service and the US Probation Office. He will also report to the United States Probation Office to monitor the pending placement by the United States Marshals Service.

At the same hearing, Judge Manglona also sentenced Rosalee Bangot Abejo to six months house arrest and three years probation. Abejo, 47, was not fined but will pay a $100 special assessment fee and complete 50 hours of community service.

The case against Mylène Casupanan, Nario’s co-defendant, is still pending. Casupanan, who was charged separately with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, pleaded not guilty.

According to the indictment against Casupanan, she conspired with Nario to defraud the United States by filing CW-1 petitions with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.


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