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YubaNet founder pleads no contest to misdemeanor

YubaNet founder and editor Pascale Fusshoeller pleaded no contest Monday morning to misdemeanor charges of being an unlicensed driver and providing false information to a police officer.

She was sentenced to one year of informal probation and was given credit for time served.

Fusshoeller, a native of Luxembourg, was nearly deported after an Oct. 8, 2013, arrest, when it was discovered she had been living in the United States without an appropriate visa for nearly 15 years. YubaNet publisher, and Fusshoeller’s partner, Susan Levitz, married Fusshoeller in July, and the couple was in the process of getting paperwork together at the time of the arrest.

The deportation order subsequently was canceled after Fusshoeller was incarcerated in Sacramento amid a public outcry.

Fusshoeller has filed her application for “adjustment of status” to receive her green card, she said. She is currently waiting for an interview date with U.S. Immigration.

“I’m getting back to reporting the news instead of being the news,” she said.

To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email lkellar@theunion.com or call 530-477-4229.


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