SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The owner of a company that supplied foreign workers to San Francisco Bay Area technology companies is facing visa fraud charges after filing fake documents to bring people to the United States, the U.S Attorney’s Office announced Friday.
A federal grand jury indicted Jayavel Murugan, CEO of Dynasoft Synergy, Inc., and a second man, Syed Nawaz, on Thursday on charges including conspiracy to commit visa fraud.READ MORE: Controversial New Report Says No Amount Of Alcohol Is Good For The Heart
The men obtained H-1B visas for more than a dozen people by claiming the workers had jobs at Stanford University, Cisco Systems and Brocade Communications Systems, according to the indictment. No such jobs existed, but Dynasoft could use the fraudulently obtained H1B visas to get the workers to the U.S., where it could place them with other companies and profit, prosecutors said.READ MORE: Study: States With Weaker Gun Laws Have Higher Rates Of Firearm Related Homicides, Suicides
Bala Murali, Dynasoft’s chief operating officer, said Nawaz was not available.MORE NEWS: Oregon Man Arrested By Authorities After Chase Starting In Placer County
Murugan said he did not know about the indictment and was “shocked.” He said he needed to consult with his attorney and did not immediately have additional comment.