EB-5 Investor Scams Target Immigration Lawyers

EB-5 Investor Scams Target Immigration Lawyers

"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.