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Calif. Couple Charged With EB-5, Identity Fraud

Law360, New York (October 20, 2017, 7:35 PM EDT) -- A California couple has been indicted on visa fraud and identity theft charges for allegedly swindling the federal government by faking investment forms and creating phantom employees to create the illusion that their companies were viable entities under the EB-5 program, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

Jennifer Yang and Daniel Wu allegedly defrauded the government from 2009 to 2016 through the EB-5 visa program by creating four companies and receiving at least $4 million from seven foreign investors. Yang and Wu allegedly classified the companies as new commercial enterprises and created fake I-9 forms for people that were not...

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