In a criminal information filed on October 30 2013 defendant Chi Da Liu is charged with knowingly attempting to procure evidence of naturalization (citizenship) to which he was not entitled.
When a criminal information like this is filed instead of an indictment, it generally means that the defendant through his attorney and the government have reached a deal for the defendant to plead guilty to the charges upon the consent of the US Attorney offices in Southern Florida and the Northern District of California pursuant to Rule 20 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.
In an indictment returned this past week Brian Martens was charged with Production and Receipt of Child Pornography in violation of Title 18 United States Code sections 2251(a) and 2252 (a) (2).
The defendant was arrested on October 29 and ordered detained without bond pending a pretrial detention hearing to be held before the Federal duty Magistrate Judge in West Palm Beach in the Federal Courthouse there on November 6, 2013. If convicted, the defendant can face a minimum mandatory term of 15 years in prison to a maximum of 30 years in custody.