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Law360, Los Angeles (December 14, 2015, 6:16 PM ET) — A Chinese national on Friday launched a California federal suit accusing three Los Angeles-area companies and an attorney of duping her into investing in an $8 million business deal with promises that she would obtain an EB-5 visa.

Shoumin Zhang — whose visa application was denied — accuses Arcadia, California-based Americana One LLC of committing fraud and breach of contract by luring her into paying $500,000 for the supposed renovation of a commercial building.

Zhang claims she found the supposed investment opportunity through Hu & Associates…

Source: Law360