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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:37 PM
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Two men sentenced in worker visa conspiracy case
Source: Des Moines Register

Two men who ran two software companies from the same Clinton, Ia., building were sentenced this week to more than three years in prison following a long-standing conspiracy to commit visa fraud for foreign workers.

Fazal Mehmood, 51, and Vineet Maheshwari, 37, from Pakistan and India respectively, were sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Davenport for conspiracy to commit visa fraud, making false statements to the United States government and for engaging in monetary transactions in criminally derived property.

Both men were allowed to work in the United States because of employer documents filed by Worldwide Software Services or Sana Systems.

... The men admitted they used Worldwide Software Services Inc. on Fifth Avenue in Clinton to provide numerous false documents to the departments of Labor and Homeland Security, while sponsoring foreign workers under the H-1B visa program.

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