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Two Indian-Americans charged on H-1B visa fraud

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H-1B visa fraud

Two Indian-Americans have been accused by a United States federal court for doing fraudulent documents in getting H-1B visa for Indian technology professionals. If sentenced, Jayavel Murugan, 46, & Syed Nawaz, 40, will face up to 20 years of imprisonment or up to USD 250,000 of fine or both. Murugan, The chief executive officer of Fremont-based Dynasoft Synergy, & Nawaz managed fraudulent documents to obtain H-1B visa for Indian technology professionals, a federal prosecutor alleged.

As per court records, Dynasoft petitioned to place workers at Stanford University, Cisco & Brocade. But they had no plan of receiving the international workers listed on the applications, federal prosecutors alleged. The 2 indulged in such activities from 2010 to 2016. The charges were unsealed on Friday. As per company’s site, Dynasoft Synergy Inc is based in California & has an office in Chennai as well.

The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa that permits American firms to employ international workers in jobs that need theoretical or technical expertise.

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