IT Firm Pays $1M To Settle Allegations Of Worker Visa Fraud

Law360, Houston (April 11, 2017, 6:31 PM EDT) -- Argentine information technology firm Sistemas Globales S.A. and its U.S. affiliate, Globant LLC, agreed to pay the government $1 million to settle allegations it had committed visa fraud in hiring foreign workers, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday.

As part of the civil settlement, Globant, which denies the government's allegations and fully cooperated with its investigation, did not admit to any wrongdoing or liability. The investigation that led to the allegations against Globant was launched after U.S. Department of State consular officials reported "unusual" visa application activity by Globant employees in Argentina.

The government had claimed that Globant violated both...

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