DOJ, Jan. 27, 2016 - "Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that SURESH HIRANANDANEY, LALIT CHABRIA, and ANITA CHABRIA, who were senior executives of privately owned for-profit schools, were sentenced...
By Mary E. Pivec and John Staige Davis V |
On October 30, 2013, Infosys Limited (“Infosys”), an Indian IT company, signed a settlement agreement with the United States in the Eastern District of Texas to resolve allegations that Infosys...
Washington Supreme Court Bars Certain Uses of Immigration Status
On July 10, 2013, the Washington Supreme Court updated its legal ethics rules to prohibit attorneys from referring to an individual’s immigration status to intimidate, coerce, or...
By Mary E. Pivec, Esq.
Infosys Limited’s recent $34 million settlement with the U.S. Government resolved the threat of criminal charges against the company based on allegations of visa fraud. For our commentary on the False Claims Act allegations...
"Kizzy Kalu, age 49, of Highlands Ranch, [Colorado,] was found guilty today of 89 counts of mail fraud, visa fraud, human trafficking and money laundering by a federal jury, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announced...
"James Hector Alcala, age 46, a Salt Lake City attorney, will serve 56 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit visa fraud and alien smuggling and one count of visa fraud. ... Alcala was indicted in July...
"A Laredo woman plans to plead guilty to conspiracy to use fraud to
help Mexican entrepreneurs get visas that let them live in the
United States. Among the tactics used by Emilia Diaz,
41, was taking pictures of the inside of an H-E-B and passing...
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...
DOJ, Sept. 27, 2016 - "Two employees from a Somerset County, New Jersey, company today admitted recruiting foreign nationals to enroll at a “pay to stay” New Jersey college where they could fraudulently maintain their clients’ student...
"Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, today announced the arrest of DEVYANI KHOBRAGADE on charges that KHOBRAGADE allegedly caused a materially false and fraudulent document to be presented, and materially...
"Federal authorities arrested 20 people Wednesday — seven of whom they
said had direct links to the Gambino and Bonnano crime families — on
charges that they illegally brought women from Russia and other Eastern
"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...
"Two members of an organized crime family pleaded guilty to
racketeering conspiracy charges for their participation in a scheme to
recruit illegal aliens to work in adult entertainment clubs controlled
by "La Cosa Nostra." The guilty...