WICHITA, Kan. - Two men who had been living in Kansas are charged with lying to become naturalized citizens.
45-year-old Victor David Garcia Bebek, from Peru, is charged with unlawfully obtaining naturalized U.S. citizenship. Bebek is accused of failing to disclose on his application that he committed crimes in the U.S., including voter fraud. In April, he admitted in Sedgwick County District Court to voting without being qualified. Kris Kobach's office learned of the fraud after Bebek became a citizen.
48-year-old Terry Kang, from India, is charged with one count of unlawfully obtaining naturalized U.S. citizenship. He has been living in Overland Park, and is accused of failing to disclose on his application that the government previously started the process of removing him from the United States. Kang is also accused of making false statements to the government.
Both men could spend up to 10 years in federal prison, be fined up to $250,000, and have their naturalized citizenship revoked if found guilty.