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The Region

March 03, 1987

A Los Angeles man was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine for bribing an immigration official to approve falsified residency applications for Taiwanese businessmen. U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson said he gave Alfred T. Lin a far lighter sentence than the four years he imposed in October on Lin's two accomplices, former Immigration and Naturalization Service officer Dorothy Anaya and her husband, Robert, because "it appears to me you are contrite. You are older than the Anayas, and your health may not be so good. I think you feel a sense of disgrace, which I'm not so sure the Anayas feel." Lin, 51, told Wilson he acted out of patriotism for the homeland he left in 1965 when he agreed to solicit thousands of dollars from Taiwanese who wanted to become legal residents in the United States.

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