BANGOR — A woman who enlisted more than a dozen Mainers including family and friends to enter sham marriages with immigrants is going to prison for 10 months.

Angela Roy of Sabattus was recruited by two Massachusetts men, who are natives of Africa, to find men and women willing to marry foreign nationals for a fee. She also arranged sham wedding ceremonies, and attended 16 of them, including her sister’s.

The 37-year-old Roy sobbed in federal court in Bangor on Wednesday as she described her role.

Judge John Woodcock said he reduced Roy’s sentence because she testified last month against the ringleader, Rashid Kakande, of Woburn, Mass. Kakande, a native of Uganda, is awaiting sentencing. The Bangor Daily News says the other conspirator, from Springfield, Mass., is on the lam.

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