According to the federal officials an Indian teacher was found guilty of a scheme to defraud his fellow Indian teachers by using an employment scheme.
Eastern Texas Federal Prosecutor Richard L. Durbin announced on 20th January (Friday) that George Mariadas Kurusu appeared before Federal Magistrate Judge David B. Fannin and admitted that he was guilty to foreign labor contract, fraud, tampering with a witness or victim and making false statements on visa applications.
According to the prosecutors, Kurusu admitted that from the year 2012 December to 2016 May, he had defrauded several teachers out of $50,000 for a visa package to get jobs and H-1B visas in Texas.
Several schools across the United States hire teachers from other countries for the subjects in which there are no enough qualified American teachers and bring them on H-1B visas which are meant for the professionals.
Kurusu was on an H1-B visa and was teaching classes at Fort Stockton Independent School District in Texas.
According to statements released by the prosecutor’s office, Kurusu had set up a company named ‘Samaritan Educational Services’ and then he advertised jobs in Fort Stockton Independent School District in local newspapers of Hyderabad. When people started applying for jobs, he made it appear as if they had to apply for the jobs via him.
Kurusu charged a huge amount of fees and gave the people an impression that they were paying for the paper works.
Then Kurusu used personal information of those people to create a buffer so that all communications to and from the Fort Stockton Independent School visa application process went through him.
When the teachers arrived in the United States, Kurusu sets them with bank accounts which electronically transfer funds provisions that sent him 15 percent of their salary to the account of SES claiming it was for the consolation and for what he claimed ensuring that they had their jobs and visa.
When investigations started to begin, Kurusu warned his victims if they cooperated with officials then they would lose their jobs.