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Lawyer charged for creating 'fake employees'

Original post made on Oct 23, 2017

A Palo Alto attorney is facing numerous fraud charges for allegedly helping her clients obtain benefits as part of a federal immigration program under fake employees, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 20, 2017, 1:00 PM

Comments (6)

Posted by Crescent Park Mom
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 23, 2017 at 11:04 am

Crescent Park Mom is a registered user.

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha! I'm sure if they dig deeper they'll find this is a thing...

Posted by Annette
a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 23, 2017 at 11:48 am

Annette is a registered user.

FAKE employees? Terrific. Did the miscreants also offer fake housing?

Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 23, 2017 at 1:05 pm

This is similar to what East Palo Alto Nemat Malek Salehi did some years ago, with fake tenants, defrauding us taxpayers and the government. Throw the book at those scummy white collar criminals.

Posted by Chip
a resident of Professorville
on Oct 23, 2017 at 1:54 pm

The EB-5 program is very prone to abuse & should be eliminated entirely. Read more about how it "works" in reports of Jared Kushner's trips to China.

Posted by Resident
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 23, 2017 at 2:05 pm

Western laws are very easy to exploit.

The entire visa program needs to be changed (EB 5 and more).

The student visa "exchange student" program is full of loopholes and corruption too.
Our colleges and universities are primarily being used as gateways to enter the US (with no intention of ever leaving), rather than places for academic pursuit.

A lot of money is involved in this and it begins outside of the US.

Western designed programs encourage corruption, academic cheating, and fraud because they were drafted by people who are unaware that this behavior is a common part of everryday life in most developing countries.

This one incident is just a drop in the bucket.

Posted by Usual Suspects
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Oct 23, 2017 at 2:41 pm

Scamming the system for greedy gains, I knew the details before I read the story.

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