Adeba Sultana, 47, admitted giving false information when she applied for
Similarly, Sultana's husband, Mohammad Ali Rabbani, 58, admitted giving a false name, false citizenship information, and lying about his method of entry into the United States on his application for asylum and other immigration applications. In his application for naturalization, Rabbani gave false information regarding his citizenship status and falsely claimed he had not previously lied to
Rabbani and Sultana were indicted by a federal grand jury in October 2011. Rabbani was charged with one count of attempted false procurement of naturalization. Sultana was charged with one count of false procurement of naturalization.
Rabbani and Sultana are scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 15 before U.S. District Court Judge Edward J. Davila. The maximum statutory penalty for each count of unlawful procurement or attempted procurement of citizenship is 10 years and a fine of $250,000. Sultana also faces mandatory revocation of her citizenship status.
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann Marie Ursini and Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Knight are prosecuting the case.