On June 25, 2008 the Board of Disciplinary Appeals signed a final judgment disbarring Houston attorney Yali Huang, 44 State Bar of Texas Card No. 00795433. On January 23, 2008, the Board signed an Interlocutory Order suspending Huang from the practice of law pending the appeal of her criminal conviction for conspiracy to commit visa fraud and induce, encourage aliens to enter and reside in the United States for commercial advantage and private financial gain in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371, and four counts of visa fraud, aiding and abetting in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1546(a) and (2), intentional crimes as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure , in Cause No. 4:05CR00392-004 styled, United States of America v. Yali Huang, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. Huang was sentenced to 51 months imprisonment as to each count, to run concurrently in addition to three years supervision upon release from prison. She was also assessed a fine of $10,000 and an assessment of $500.00. On or about January 24, 2008, the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit dismissed Ms Huang’s appeal for want of prosecution.

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Dismissed for want of prosecution
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