Bloomberg Law
Nov. 23, 2021, 9:19 PM

Visa Fraud Scheme Nets Staffing Company Exec 15 Months in Prison

Andrew Kreighbaum
Andrew Kreighbaum

The CEO of several California staffing companies has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for his role in an eight-year scheme in which workers were charged for preparation of H-1B visa applications to fill jobs that didn’t exist.

Kishore Kumar Kavuru, 49, pleaded guilty to one count of visa fraud in May. In the plea, he admitted to making false statements on the highly skilled worker visa petitions. Kavuru took in more than $1.5 million by submitting over 100 fraudulent visa applications, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement.

He also will forfeit more than $533,000 as ...