A member of the Chinese military lied to federal immigration officials to secure a visa to the United States so she could conduct research at Stanford University in California, a federal indictment states.
A federal grand jury has issued a superseding indictment against Chinese national Chen Song, 39-years-old, for allegedly fraudulently securing a J-1 visa to the U.S. by lying about her enrollment in China’s military, known as the People’s Liberation Army, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced.
Song, charged with visa fraud, obstruction of official proceedings, destruction of records, and making false statements to a government agency, entered the U.S. in December 2018 on a J-1 visa to conduct research at Stanford University after submitting her application the month before.
In her application, Song said she was a neurologist who wanted to come to the U.S. to do research on brain disease at Stanford University. Song told federal immigration