Yes, H1B Fraud can led to arrest and jail time.

This happened about 1 week ago. Seven people arrested for H1b Visa Scam.

Here are the details and you can read the rest of the article from the original source

According to the US Government, American businessman Nilesh Dasondi used his New Jersey-based Cygate Software and Consulting to apply for H-1B visas for Indians who had no background in computing. One of the rules for H-1B visas is that it should only be allocated if there are no Americans to do the job.

As Nilesh owns an IT company, there was a plausible cover for such a scheme. Once the Indians made their way on H-1B visas, they were officially shown as employees of Cygate Software and Consulting, when in reality they were working in non technical jobs like managing a greeting card store.

In return, the Indians gave Nilesh Dasondi a cut of their earnings from non-technical job. … read more

First, false pay stubs, paychecks and health insurance payments were created and submitted to the government as “proof” of the employment of the three as computer experts at Cygate….read more

More H1B Fraud Arrest in May 2013 : Source

In a move that demonstrates the determination of federal authorities in Texas to prosecute H-1B visa fraud, six top officials working for Dibon Solutions, an IT consulting company near Dallas, were arrested last week on a charge of conspiracy to commit visa fraud and 10 related wire fraud charges.

According to an indictment that was filed under seal in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas on Feb. 20, the six defendants conspired to engage in the fraudulent activity from Feb. 2008 to Feb. 2011.

  • honestindian

    Put all the Indian body shop owners from Andhra Pradesh in Jail. 90% of the frauds will be eradicated. These are the guys who are misusing the freedom given to them. I know of a Guy from Andhra Pradesh who has many body shops. He hires fresh graduates, fake their resume with 8-10 years of experience, bribe the managers(Indian and Chinese predominantly) and get them the job for which they are not qualified at all. This big ISP in middletown, NJ is the company which hires most of his employees. They have 2 years contract for each employee and then one cannot be hired for next 6 months. To workaround this, this guy changes his employee’s name(trust me this is true) after 2 years and get him a job in the same ISP company but in a different team with a different name.

    These are the guys who bring in bad names to every Indian. Please if there is a safe way to report to the federal, let me know.

  • http://www.yahoo.com santiago

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