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Indian CEO Arrested On VISA Fraud Charges:- An Indian citizen who happens to be the CEO of two IT firsm in USA has been arrested on Visa fraud. He has been arrested in connection with a multi-year visa-fraud scheme that involves fraudulent and forged documents to get H1B visas for over 200 foreign workers. The accused has been identified as Pradyumna Kumar Samal who is 49 years old. He has been taken into custody after he arrived in Seattle airport. The case has been filed in April after which Pradyumna Kumar flew from the country.
He remained out of USA till this week and he was nabbed on arrival. An in depth investigation has been done and the cops collected all the documents how his two companies incorporated in Washington state engaged in a scheme 'bench and switch' in 2010 and 2011. This exploited foreign-national workers and defrauded US Government. The investigation began in 2015 while Samal served as the chief executive officer of 'Divensi' and 'Azimetry' in Bellevue, near Seattle. The forged documents had letters, statements of work which are fraud. Over 200 employees have been brought to the USA using these fraud documents.