Yohannes, a 21-year-old former UVU student is appealing his third-degree felony conviction for being in possession of his roommate’s credit card in the glovebox of his car without his permission. Yohannes was arrested in June 2007 and was sentenced in March. He also faces the risk of deportation, but these proceedings are on hold. If Yohannes’ appeal is not granted, deportation remains a possibility. Yohannes is in the U.S. on political asylum from Ethiopia, a fact that could render the deportation process more difficult.
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