Woburn Woman Sentenced For Sham Marriage

Woman will serve in federal prison in Maine.


A Woburn woman was sentenced to federal prison in Maine this week after being convicted of taking part in a sham marriage.

Catherine Nantume, 34, of Woburn, was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. in March. Monday, she was sentenced to one year in federal prison and three years of supervised release, reported the Bangor Daily News.

Until her sentence begins Jan. 3, Nantume is at home and wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet.

According to the Bangor Daily News, Nantume was part of a marriage fraud scheme that coupled African citizens with Maine residents. The participants were paid for their role in the marriages, said officials in the report.

George Lyons December 12, 2012 at 02:21 PM
john December 12, 2012 at 03:58 PM
a year is nothing for what she did she should b deported
Keith December 14, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Hi Linda, is she a foreigner, or a native to USA>?
Linda McDermott Downie December 14, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Keith, click on the link that says the bangor daily news. It will tell you that she is An Ugandan citizen that most likely will be deported. yay..
Keith December 14, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Linda, hi, thanks.


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