Tears rolled down Ashley Yen Nguyen’s cheeks as U.S. District Judge Kenneth Hoyt sentenced her on Thursday to 10 years in prison for being the ringleader of an elaborate marriage fraud scheme that amassed more than $15 million in profits.
“Today I feel sick but so grateful that the judge give me a chance to express my deepest regret,” Nguyen said during her sentencing. “I will never forgive myself for all the damage caused by me. I accept full responsibility. I would like to apologize to all my family and friends for everything I put them through.”