Va. Couple Cops To $20M 'Visa-For-Sale' Indian Worker Scam

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Law360, Los Angeles (August 26, 2016, 5:28 PM ET) — A Virginia couple pled guilty Thursday to federal charges they operated a $20 million “visa-for-sale” scheme that established U.S. shell companies purportedly in need of Indian workers for jobs that did not exist, according to federal prosecutors.

Raju Kosuri, 44, and Smriti Jharia, 45, a married couple from Ashburn, Virginia, pled guilty to charges of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and visa fraud, among other charges. The couple was indicted in April by a federal grand jury, along with four co-conspirators, based in part on more…

Source: Law360