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Indian National Indicted for Forging Immigration Documents to Bring Workers to New Jersey

By kbm0423 on
New Jersey

An Indian national was indicted for immigration documents fraud and aggravated identity theft, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today.

According to U.S. Attorney Sellinger, Rohit Kumar, 30, of West Bengal, India, is charged with six counts of submitting false and fraudulent immigration documents and six counts of committing aggravated identity theft.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Kumar worked for several years in India for one of the largest information technology companies in the world. 

This IT company contracted with an electric utility company that was based in New Jersey and owned and operated nuclear power facilities at multiple locations, including in southern New Jersey. 

Under the contract, the IT company supplied services to the New Jersey company, including through the use of foreign national workers from India who worked in specialized occupations.

Kumar helped to arrange for Indian national workers to enter the United States under the H-1B visa program and then work at the New Jersey company. 

Some of these Indian national workers were stationed at a nuclear power plant in southern New Jersey, while other foreign workers were stationed at the company’s other locations in and around New Jersey.

On several occasions in 2017 and 2018, Kumar created and presented false and fraudulent documents to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service in support of the H-1B visa applications of the Indian national workers. 

The documents purported to contain the authorized signature of a contracting manager at the New Jersey electric utility company, but the contracting manager never signed or authorized a signature on these documents.