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Fernanda Romero Sentenced to Jail in Marriage Fraud Case

April 26, 2011 (4:59 am) GMT
The 'Drag Me to Hell' actress and her sham husband Kent Ross have been ordered to serve 30 days behind bars on weekends.

Mexican actress Fernanda Romero has been sentenced to 30 days behind bars after admitting to lying to immigration officials in a bid to gain U.S. residency. In January, the "" star pleaded guilty to making a false statement to authorities investigating her sham marriage to American musician Kent Ross.

On Monday, April 25, U.S. District Judge Manuel Real ordered both Romero and Ross to spend 30 days behind bars. However, the sentence will only be served on weekends, according to the Associated Press (AP). "It's disappointing. Ms. Romero is remorseful for what happened," said Vicki Podberesky, one of the actress' attorneys, after the hearing.

Romero and Ross were arrested in April last year on suspicion of duping immigration officials about their marital status after her ex-boyfriend turned her in. At a trial last summer, federal prosecutors brought evidence that the pair lived in separate homes. A mistrial was declared in September, but the two later pled guilty to charges of making false statements.

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