SANTA ANA (AP) — An Orange County lawyer has been indicted after authorities say he tried to help a Chinese witness in a birth tourism probe flee the United States.
The U.S. Attorney’s office says Ken Liang was indicted Wednesday in Santa Ana on charges of conspiracy and witness tampering.READ MORE: FBI Raids Northridge Residence For Fraud Case
Liang is scheduled to be arraigned June 22. Prosecutors say he could face up to 40 years in prison.
A message seeking comment was left for Liang’s attorney James Riddet.READ MORE: 'Survivor 41' Episode 11 Recap: Do Or Die
Authorities say Liang took $6,000 to help a court-designated witness leave for China without being detected by federal authorities.
The witness was designated in an ongoing federal probe of a business that authorities say helped pregnant Chinese women travel to California to give birth to American citizens.MORE NEWS: Maybe Next Year? Reservation-Required Tickets To Disneyland Sold Out For The Rest Of December
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