On December 22, 2017, Raj Kosuri was sentenced to 28 months in
prison and ordered to forfeit $15 million for his role in a scheme to
defraud the H-1B visa program.
Kosuri, an Indian national and U.S. legal permanent resident, used
shell companies to apply for nearly a thousand fraudulent H-1B
temporary foreign worker visas. More than a dozen of these shell
companies, which claimed to provide information technology services,
used the address of a vacant building in Danville, Virginia. Once the
workers were illegally in the United States, Kosuri was paid millions of
dollars by companies that actually employed the visa recipients.