Businessmen Going To Prison For Crime of Greed"Two Clinton, Iowa, men were sentenced to 40 months each in federal prison Wednesday in connection with a visa fraud scam that federal authorities said brought hundreds of workers into the United States illegally. Prosecutors claim the men became an illegal staffing company for dozens of companies throughout the United States, sponsoring more than 300 foreign nationals to work at their company, charging them illegal expenses to gain visas and then telling them to find their own jobs once they arrived. The men made $41 million as part of the scam, which lasted from 1997 until their arrest in 2009, prosecutors alleged.
Prosecutor Cliff Cronk called their scam sophisticated alien smuggling.
The FBI conducted the investigation with the help of the U.S. Department of Labor, the Social Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement." Download entire article from the Quad City Times and copy of plea agreement, in PDF format.