Heavy Penalties in Sight for Man Arrested for Visa Fraud
February 15, 2019
US Attorneys recently announced the arrest of a man accused of committing mass Visa fraud and falsely procuring US citizenship.
Neeraj Sharma, of Piscataway, NJ was arrested and charged after federal investigators claimed he recruited foreign workers under H-1B visas, but those workers and staffers never actually secured work in the United States. Sharma allegedly falsely claimed in the applications that the workers had full-time jobs secured in the US, a requirement for the H-1B, but had forged key aspects of the applications to help 11 people falsely enter the country.
This story comes on the heels of a recent sting operation, in which federal investigators created a fake university to find predatory “recruiters” falsely helping international students enter the country in exchange for kickbacks and bribes.
Sherma is facing stiff penalties if convicted, including up to 10 years in prison. This story should serve as a warning for those concerned about their H-1B applications to work only with qualified legal professionals and to ensure that all applications are done legally and appropriately.
来自新泽西州的Neeraj Sharma日前被逮捕，他被指控以帮忙申请H-1B签证为由，协助外国工人进入美国，但事实上这些外国工人并未真正获得美国公司的雇用。 Sharma在申请中谎称这些外国工人在美国获得了全职工作，伪造了公司材料，帮助11人通过”假冒”的H-1B签证进入该国。