Massive Immigration Fraud Charged in NYC Federal Indictment

"Federal prosecutors say a suspended attorney known as Rabbi Avrahom David ran "a massive immigration fraud mill through a Manhattan-based law practice," which applied for legal status for at least 25,000 undocumented aliens, "based on phony claims that U.S. employers had ...

FBI arrests 4 Conn. police; racial profiling against Latinos charged

"The FBI arrested four police officers just before dawn Tuesday morning, alleging a conspiracy that one official called “a cancerous cadre” of “bullies with badges” to deprive some residents, particularly Latinos, of their constitutional rights. The four officers were...

Former NY attorney arrested, indicted for 'massive immigration fraud'

"The following allegations are based on the Indictment and other court documents previously filed in Manhattan federal court: From 1996 until early 2009, EARL SETH DAVID operated a Manhattan-based immigration law firm (the “David Firm”) that took in millions of dollars through a long...

Owner, managers of Mo. firm indicted for defrauding customers by selling immigration forms available for free from the government

"Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that the owner and two managers of a Sedalia, Mo., business have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to defraud consumers who purchased immigration forms that were...

American Gangsters Prey on Immigrants in Kansas

"Nearly two dozen members of an Hispanic gang were arrested in Kansas this week under a federal grand jury indictment accusing them of victimizing [unauthorized] immigrants who do their business in cash and are reluctant to go to law enforcement because of their immigration status. ... U.S....

Feds: Kansas Hotel Owners Hired Undocumented Workers

"The owners of an Overland Park, Kan., hotel have been indicted on charges of knowingly hiring undocumented aliens who were paid less than other employees, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. Munir Ahmad Chaudary, 51, and his wife, Rhonda R. Bridge, 40, both of Overland Park, are charged with...

Massive Asylum Fraud Charged in NY, Lawyers Indicted

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara stated : “Our asylum laws exist to provide a safe haven in the United States to immigrants subject to persecution in their own countries for exercising freedoms fundamental to a democracy. As alleged, these defendants, including six attorneys and a church employee...

H-1B 'Benching' Visa Fraud Indictment Unsealed in Texas

"A Texas IT services firm has been indicted by federal authorities for using H-1B visa workers to create an inexpensive "as needed" labor force. A multi-count indictment filed last month charged that Dibon Solutions of Carrollton, Texas only paid Visa-holding employees when there was work...

7-Eleven Stores Raided in Human Smuggling Probe, Indictments Unsealed

"Nine owners and managers of 7-Eleven convenience stores were charged on Monday in a scheme to exploit immigrants from Pakistan, including some business-owners who used Social Security numbers of children and dead people on the workers' pay stubs. Most of the defendants were arrested early Monday...

$16M Forfeiture Sought in Ohio Restaurant Indictments

"A grand jury returned a 23-count indictment charging six people for their roles in a conspiracy to hire undocumented workers at a chain of restaurants in Stark and Summit counties and pay them less than minimum wage and sometimes only in tips, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for...

Update: U.S. v. Khobragade

INDICTMENT, EXHIBITS & RELATED LETTER: U.S. V. Devyani Khobragade What about the nanny? No sick leave, $1 per hour for maid in US Indicted but immune, Devyani Khobragade leaves for India India orders U.S. to withdraw diplomat as dispute festers Indian diplomat charged with visa fraud...

Feds Bust Immigrant Labor Ring in Houston's Chinatown

"Federal agents arrested the owners of two employment agencies in Houston's vibrant Chinatown on Thursday and charged them with allegedly providing hundreds of undocumented workers, mostly from Latin America, to prep food, bus tables and wash dishes in Chinese restaurants. ... Sun allegedly...

ICE Arrests, Indicts 32 in Immigration RICO Case

"A task force of federal, state and local law enforcement Thursday began arresting 32 defendants charged with racketeering and immigration violations throughout Texas and Louisiana. ... According to court documents [ indictment 1 | indictment 2 ], two employment referral businesses operating out...

North Carolina Company Indicted on H-2B Visa Fraud Charges

"A Vass company that secures foreign workers for agricultural and other work in the U.S. is accused of manipulating the worker visa program and illegally funneling people to companies. A federal grand jury in Greensboro handed down a 41-count indictment last Friday against International Labor Management...

DOJ Charges Visa Fraud in Ethiopian Adoptions

"Four current and former employees of International Adoption Guides Inc. (IAG), an adoption services provider, have been indicted by a grand jury in South Carolina for allegedly conspiring to defraud the United States in connection with IAG’s adoption services in Ethiopia. IAG is a South Carolina...

H-2B Visa Fraud Indictment in North Carolina

"n 2008, Stanley Porter started a small company called Winterscapes LLC with a fake purpose: bringing in 150 foreign workers under the H-2B visa program to be snow makers in the mountains of North Carolina. But some of the workers didn’t even know what a snow maker was. Once they arrived,...

Khobragade Re-Indicted

Here is a link to the Khobragade indictment, refiled on March 14, 2014 .