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California Court of Appeal

People v. Hassan, B194141

In a prosecution involving marriage fraud for immigration purposes, a conviction for offering false or forged instrument for recording and offering false evidence is reversed in part and affirmed in part where: 1) there was undisputed evidence defendant did not live in the same dwelling as his alleged wife; 2) "living together" as written in section Penal Code section 115 means cohabitating; and 3) defendant was improperly convicted of offering false evidence.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/08/2008
  • Published 12/08/2008


  • BOREN, P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, Long Beach, Brian D. Lerner and Christopher A. Reed, for Defendant and Appellant., Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Pamela C. Hamanaka, Assistant Attorney General, Margaret E. Maxwell and Susan S. Kim, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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