FBI Chicago
Special Agent Garrett Croon
(312) 829-1199
January 15, 2016

Naperville Man Charged with Immigration Fraud

A Naperville man was charged in a federal indictment returned yesterday with obtaining citizenship or naturalization unlawfully, announced Michael J. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Office of the FBI, and Zachary T. Fardon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

Lu Lin, 58, of the 4200 block of Colton Circle, Naperville, Illinois, was indicted Thursday on one count of 18 USC 1425(a), obtaining citizenship or naturalization unlawfully. Lin is scheduled to be arraigned on Jan. 21, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. in front of U.S. District Judge Edmund E. Chang.

According to the indictment, Lin, a Chinese citizen who became a naturalized United States citizen, reported on his application for naturalization he had never used any other names and had never been a member of or in any way associated with the Communist Party. Lin, however, had received an identification document containing his photograph but with the name Yung Yeung, the identity of which belonged to China’s Ministry of Public Security. Additionally, Lin was a member of the Chinese Communist Party from 1987 to 1997.

According to the indictment, Lin used the Ministry of Public Security identity to enter Hong Kong and obtain information which Lin provided to the Ministry of State Security. The Ministry of Public Security is China’s law enforcement agency and the national police force. The Ministry of State Security is China’s intelligence agency responsible for counter-intelligence, foreign intelligence, and political security.

The public is reminded that an indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If convicted, the court must impose a reasonable sentence under federal sentencing statues and the advisory U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.