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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...

SEC Halts Texas-Based Scheme Targeting Foreign Investors Seeking U.S. Residency Through EB-5 Visa Program

"The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against a husband and wife in Texas for stealing funds from foreign investors under the guise of an investment opportunity to create U.S. jobs and a path to U.S. residency. The SEC alleges that Marco and Bebe Ramirez and three...

Feds Charge Texas Immigration Scammer - Law360

Law360, July 10, 2015 - "A Texas woman who authorities say ripped off immigrants in federal detention centers by pretending to represent attorneys has been charged with wire fraud and identity theft. Jessica Rivas Alva visited two detention facilities in Louisiana this year and offered the immigrants...

Former San Antonio Immigration Attorney Sued for Consumer Fraud: Texas v. Esquivel

"Paul A. Esquivel, a well-known former immigration attorney with offices across the state, for years filed fraudulent paperwork for his clients, giving them temporary work permits but leaving them in danger of deportation, state prosecutors alleged in a lawsuit filed this week in San Antonio. The...

Slavery, Visa Fraud & Harboring Charged in Texas: USA v. Nsobundu

DOJ, Feb. 8, 2016 - "A couple residing in Katy has been taken into custody following the filing of a criminal complaint alleging forced labor, withholding documents, conspiracy to harbor an illegal alien and visa fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Chudy and Sandra Nsobundu, 56 and...