*Please note: in all these cases, the charges brought were only ever MISDEMEANOR charges — and all were pled to single charges— which highly suggests that the government knew that they did not have strong cases, but would be able pressure the defendants into accepting sentences, or else face as much as 6+ years in federal prison. In the case of Jielun Zhang and Yuhao Wang, each was originally charged with a misdemeanor that could carry 12 months — total of nearly 7 years, one for each picture they took of the beach.

CASE: Jielun Zhang & Yuhao Wang

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CASE: Qianli Zhao

CASE: Lyuyou Liao