Indian American company Dibon Solutions indicted for misuse of H1B visa
The multi-count indictment filed last month against top officials of the Dibon Solutions of Texas – Atul Nanda, Jiten 'Jay' Nanda, Siva Sugavanam, Vivek Sharma, Rohit Mehra and Mohammad Khan - alleges that the company paid H-1B visa-holding employees only when there was work.
According to the 15-page indictment filed last month and unsealed this month, Nanda brothers - the owners of the company - along with others named in the court conspired to fraud the H-1B system.
The indictment alleges that Dibon hired foreign workers on H-1B visas and instead of paying them, used them to work for a third company and gave them the salary only when they worked for the third company.
The company "sponsored the workers on H-1B visas with the stated purpose of working at Dibon headquarters in Carrollton, Texas, but, in fact, required the workers to provide consulting services to third-party companies located elsewhere," the indictment alleges.
"Contrary to the representations made by the conspirators to the workers (and the government), the conspirators paid the workers only when the conspirators placed the workers at a third-party company and only if the third- party company actually paid Dibon first for the workers' services," it said.
Additionally, in Dibon's visa paperwork, it falsely represented that the foreign workers had full-time positions and were
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