"Much attention in the press recently has focused on encouraging foreign
investors to set up businesses in the United States through the EB-5
Investor Visa program, but there has been little attention to a related
phenomenon: “Man-in-the-middle” fraud schemes targeting immigration lawyers who handle EB-5 cases. In these cases, the scam artists seek to victimize immigration lawyers by using counterfeit checks to “invest” in EB-5 businesses."
Margaret Stock, Lane Powell PC, Sept. 27, 2011.