The following is H1B Visa fraud story. A bogus IT Consultancy firm head sentenced. U.S District Judge James Moody sentenced Ravindar Reddy Allala to 40 months in federal prison for visa fraud and conspiracy.
Laconia Associates Inc., a information technology consulting firm and employee leasing company operated by Allala, submitted fake H1B visa applications for Indian nationals between 2006 and 2010, a statement from the U.S Attorney for the Middle district Florida said.
The H1B visa program allows U.S employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations, which cannot be filled from within the United states by a U.S. Citizen.