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High-Tech Company Hit With Fine In Visa Fraud Case

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High-Tech Company Hit With Fine In Visa Fraud Case

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High-Tech Company Hit With Fine In Visa Fraud Case

High-Tech Company Hit With Fine In Visa Fraud Case

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Infosys, the Indian high-tech outsourcing company, will pay around $35 million in a visa fraud case. Federal prosecutors say the company knowingly brought temporary Indian workers to the U.S. on visitor visas to avoid the cost of work visas. According to The New York Times, it's the largest-ever settlement in a U.S. visa case.

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MONTAGNE: Infosys, the Indian high-tech outsourcing company, will be paying around $35 million in a visa fraud case. Federal prosecutors say the company knowingly brought temporary Indian workers to the U.S. on visitor visas - visiting for business - in order to avoid the cost of the actual work visas they should have used.

According to The New York Times, it's the largest-ever settlement in a U.S. visa case.

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