Fourteen Indian-origin people are among 19 charged with involvement in visa fraud through fake “green card” marriages or falsely making claims of being crime victims. Till now, eleven people were charged with offences relating to sham "green card" marriages with US citizens. Of them, seven had Indian ‘particular’ names.
The charges resulted from joint investigations by the Homeland Security, the Mississippi Attorney General, and the FBI. According to the Federal prosecutor Gregory K Davis, these accused from eight states, "who sought to undermine the integrity of our nation's immigration system," have been charged in the federal court in Jackson, Mississippi.
According to the prosecutor’s office, a lawyer Simpson Lloyd Goodman submitted fake documents for some of the Indians charged with him to get ‘U-Visas” that are issued to crime victims who assist in the investigations. Some of the false documents were crime reports prepared by Jackson police officer Ivory Lee Harris, who was also charged.