Convict asks Portland judge for fiancee's sentence
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A convicted counterfeiter facing a prison sentence asked a Portland judge to also sentence him to the term awaiting a co-defendant he loves. He said he was to blame for his fiancee's crimes.
Federal Judge Anna J. Brown told the 40-year-old man, Dung Ahn Nguyen, she couldn't do that. She sentenced him Tuesday to nearly three years in prison.
Then she sentenced his 28-year-old fiancee, Khonesavan Khim Savanphayphan, to about a year in prison.
The Oregonian reports the two were part of a ring that used ordinary computer printers, high-quality paper and dabs of hair gel to produce $70,000 in bogus bills that circulated in the Northwest.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com