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Charges against KAL staffer dismissed

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Prosecutorial vindictiveness has resulted in a federal judge throwing out three counts of alien smuggling against a Korean Airlines employee accused of abusing the Guam Tourist Visa Waiver Program.  In an order issued today, District Court Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood determined there was in fact evidence that the prosecutor admitted in court that in Hyun Kim was being punished for not entering into a plea agreement when a superseding indictment was obtained.

Kim, also known as "Dominic", allegedly worked with Mi Kyung Bosley to bring Korean women to guam through the guam visa waiver program allowing them to overstay their visas and work at nightclubs and bars.

Kim is also accused of falsifying departure records so it appeared to the INS that the women had left Guam.  A status hearing is scheduled for December 14.

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