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MD County's Public Schools Barred from H-1B program and Fined for Wage Violations

In a settlement agreement signed this month in connection with H-1B wage violations, Maryland's Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) system must reimburse more than 1000 teachers $4.2 million in H-1B application fees and pay a $100,000 fine. The Department of Labor and USCIS have also barred the school system from filing applications for work visas for two years.

Afraid You'll Be Fired and Lose Your Status if You Complain to Your H-1B Employer? The Law May Protect You

H-1B employees who have been benched without pay or underpaid often are reluctant to complain against their employers because they fear they will be fired and lose their immigration status.

What Happened to the H-1B Employees Charged with IT Employer as Visa Fraud Conspirators?

The H-1B employees who were originally indicted as co-conspirators in connection with Vision Systems work visa fraud scheme have either plead guilty to reduced charges or had charges dismissed last year. Apparently, these results were in exchange for the H-1B workers cooperating with the investigation and prosecution of their employer.

Vision Systems Owners Plead Guilty To H-1B Related Fraud Charge

The H-1B Legal Rights Blog posted an article in February 2009 about the two owners of the now defunct IT services firm Vision Systems. The owners pleaded guilty to mail fraud in connection with submitting a fraudulent H-1B petition, and they were sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay $236,250 in restitution to USCIS.

Former White House lawyer talks of ill-trodden steps and reinforces integrity | State Bar of Wisconsin

I recently attended a Wisconsin State Bar seminar, where speaker Egil "Bud" Krogh spoke of his experience as a former Nixon administration attorney, and his admitted involvement in illegal decisions. As noted in a WI Bar article:

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