SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A former Chicopee police officer has learned his sentence after pleading guilty to federal charges.

Nhac Duy Truong, 44, of East Longmeadow pleaded guilty in February to one count of immigration fraud.

Prosecutors said that in 2008 and 2009, Truong filed two petitions for a claimed alien fiancee, who was the sister of his common law wife.

"On Feb. 15, 2011, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Truong signed a sworn affidavit in support of his second petition for his common law wife’s sister that falsely stated he had never lived with his common law wife and never met her in person, when in fact he had lived with her, and she is the mother of his two children," the U.S. Attorney's office said in a statement.

On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Mark Mastroianni sentenced Truong to a $5,000 fine.

According to the terms of the plea agreement, Truong agreed to resign from the Chicopee Police Department, where he has served as a police officer since 2004, and to never seek employment in law enforcement.

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