FORMER HEAD OF FOUNDATION SENTENCED TO 20 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR BRIBING THEN-AMBASSADOR AND PRESIDENT OF UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLYU.S. District Judge Vernon S. Broderick as her daughter Victoria observes.
Attorney Christine H. Chung appeals for a light sentence for Yan, citing her childhood hardships.
Yan addresses court pre sentencing, apologizing for her actions. In imposing sentence, Judge Broderick said, “To those bent on perverting decision-making” through bribery, “this simply will not be tolerated…there are consequences to these actions.” In addition to her prison term of 20 months, YAN was sentenced to two years of supervised release, was fined $12,500, and was ordered to forfeit $300,000.