Woman faces 10 years in illegal immigrant case

July 5, 2011 1:59:28 AM PDT
A woman convicted in Mississippi for harboring illegal immigrants from China, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India and Mexico faces up to 10 years in prison when she's sentenced July 12. Court records said Sheren Nguyen was transporting nine illegal immigrants in a Chevy Suburban when it was pulled over on Interstate 55 in Pike County on Dec. 15, 2010.

Nguyen told authorities she is a naturalized U.S. citizen from Vietnam. She had a Houston, Texas, driver's license and was apparently bound for Atlanta with the illegal immigrants.

She pleaded guilty March 31. She faces up to 10 years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine.