Virginia Beach Couple Sentenced in $31.8 Million Counterfeit Coupon Fraud Scheme

A Virginia Beach couple has been sentenced to years in prison for their $31.8 million counterfeit coupon fraud scheme, the U.S. Eastern District of Virginia Attorney’s Office (USAO-EDVA) announced Tuesday.

“These two defendants have been sentenced and held accountable for operating one of the largest coupon fraud schemes ever discovered in the United States, resulting in over $31 million in losses to victims across the country,” USAO-EDVA Acting U.S. Attorney Raj Parekh said.

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Virginia Man Arrested on Charges of H-1B Visa Fraud Worth $21 Million

A Sterling man was arrested last week on charges of conspiracy to commit visa fraud and for inducing aliens to come to the United States using fraudulently obtained H-1B visas, the Department of Justice said.

According to court documents, Ashish Sawhney, 48, allegedly used four corporations to orchestrate the improper submission of fraudulent applications for H-1B specialty-occupation work visas, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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