Friday, June 25, 2021

Benched

It is common for an athlete to get benched for not playing well during a game. Similarly, a company can bench employees after a contract or project ends and before another one begins. It simply means you sit on the sidelines until the coach...

Steal $177K and Get Four Months in Prison?

Lots of times, we read about cases of fraud and wonder about the back story. How did the individual decide to commit the fraud? Where did he or she come up with the idea? And, what made the defendant move forward and implement the...

Unreasonable Requests

If an immigrant follows the rules and regulations established by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), naturalization is achievable, even if it takes a long time. (Many immigrants seek legal counsel for the complicated process in hopes of improving their chances for approval.) An...

Walking Down the Aisle for the Wrong Reason

There are many reasons to get married, but using it as a means to gain U.S. citizenship is definitely a bad reason to walk down the aisle. A story published in The Dallas Morning News follows a family scheme headed up by a mother...

Red Thumbed

U.S. Citizenship comes with many rights and responsibilities. One of those responsibilities is to respect and obey federal, state and local laws. A Haitian woman living in Winter Haven, Florida was so desperate to obtain U.S. Citizenship that she committed immigration fraud by lying...

A Certifiable Fraudster

When a person certifies something, he or she attests that something is true or accurate. For example, in order to obtain a work visa in the United States, a foreign national must have a job in the country and provide certification that they actually...

Overstaying Your Welcome

Fraudsters tend to think that sham marriages are an easy path to gaining U.S. Citizenship. As evidenced by the actions of two immigrants from Trinidad and a pastor and Army sergeant from Colorado, that is not so. Participating in a sham marriage usually leads...

Fraud Disguised

Disguises can be used to pull off a crime. For instance, if a criminal plans to rob a bank, it is highly unlikely that he or she is going to walk into the lobby without wearing a face mask. The goal is...

Typical Fraudster

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website states that the H-1B Visa program allows U.S. companies to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require specialized knowledge and a bachelor’s degree or higher in a specific specialty, or its equivalent. H-1B specialty occupations tend to be...

Fake Proof

In the State of Florida, only U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents and other authorized foreign nationals are allowed to obtain Florida driver's licenses. For a foreign national, proof of residence can be confirmed with a permanent residence stamp on his or her passport...

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