Brothers Convicted in Dallas-Area Visa Fraud Case

Federal prosecutors say a jury has convicted two brothers on felony offenses stemming from a conspiracy to commit visa fraud to secure a low-cost workforce at their Dallas-area information technology consulting company.

Prosecutors said Friday that 46-year-old Atul Nanda and 44-year-old Jiten "Jay" Nanda were each convicted on one count of conspiracy to commit visa fraud, one count of conspiracy to harbor people who were in the U.S. illegally and four counts of wire fraud.

A sentencing date hasn't yet been set.

Prosecutors say the brothers used their Carrollton-based company to commit fraud through the H1-B visa program, which allows businesses to employ foreign workers with specialized expertise.

Prosecutors say the brothers sponsored such workers but didn't have positions for them. Instead, the workers provided consulting services to other companies.

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