The H1B Visas is a hot topic and have many scams and frauds associated with it. Recently two Indian-American brothers were arrested from Texas for involvement in crimes relating to H1B frauds. H1B Visas have been a popular tool among US IT companies to fetch foreign cheap talent pool against high paying American counterparts.
The two brothers were sentenced to over seven years of prison for one count of conspiracy to commit H1B Visa scam, one count of conspiracy to import illegal immigrants and four counts of wire fraud. Atul Nanda, 46 and Jiten ?Jay? Nanda, 45 were sentenced to 87 months in US prison by the Texas Chief US District judge. The conspirators owned Dibon Solutions, an IT consulting company operating out of Texas.
The modus operandi is commonly known as ?benching? which involves hiring a foreign worker without an actual position in the company. The immigrants were then made to work in third-party companies and paid only for the hours spent in the office. They also had to pay for their own H1B Visa application which is against federal law.
Dibon Solutions in their H1B Visa requests to the