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Infosys settles US visa fraud case for $34 million

Infosys, the nation's second largest software exporter, on Wednesday paid a record $34 million fine to settle a visa row in the US. Infosys allegedly sent employees to the US with B-1 visitor visas and not on H1-Bs permits designed for high-tech workers.

To settle the case, the company agreed to $34 million penalty, the largest ever such fine in the outsourcing industry.

Infosys said it ‘has completed a civil settlement that concludes investigation by the US Attorney's Office for Eastern District of Texas and resolves all issues with the US Department of State, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and US Department of Homeland Security relating to I-9 paperwork errors and visa matters...’
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