BOSTON - A Rwandan woman who came to the United States in 2004 has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for lying to U.S. immigration authorities about her ties to the 1994 genocide in the African nation.
The Boston Globe reports that 47-year-old Prudence Kantengwa was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Boston.
She was convicted in May on charges of immigration document fraud, visa fraud, perjury during testimony before an immigration judge, and obstruction of administrative proceedings.
Federal prosecutors said Kantengwa did not participate directly in the atrocities, but she at one point failed to disclose her prior affiliation with a political party that played a prominent role in the killings, and lied about her family's connections to the genocide.
Kantengwa's sister faces related federal charges in New Hampshire.