A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced last week that Duo Chen, 37, and Justin Qiu, 37, both of Herrin, were sentenced in federal court in Benton on March 31 following their convictions for tax evasion and conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens.

Chen was sentenced to serve a 16-month term of imprisonment, was fined $6,000, and was ordered to pay restitution to the United States in the amount of $228,238. Chen was also ordered to forfeit $78,000 to the United States.

Marion (Ill.) Daily Republican

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