Woman tied to terror shooter changes plea in marriage case

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The sister-in-law of the couple responsible for the San Bernardino terror attack has changed her plea to guilty in a marriage fraud case.

The Press-Enterprise newspaper says Tatiana Farook pleaded guilty Thursday in  Riverside, California, to one felony count of conspiracy that included lying to federal agents and in legal documents.

She faces a maximum of five years in prison when she's sentenced Nov. 13.

Her husband, Syed Raheel Farook, is the brother of Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the two shooters in the December 2015 attack that killed 14 people.

The marriage-fraud case involves Tatiana's sister, Mariya Chernykh, a Russian immigrant whose alleged sham marriage to a Riverside man was discovered when her husband became part of the shooting investigation.

The marriage charges are unrelated to the attack.

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