Sandipkumar Patel gets 30-Month Prison Term
June 2, 2015 - H1B Visa and tax fraudster Sandipkumar Patel of Edison (NJ) has been sentenced to 30-months in prison for his crimes.
Patel had previously pleaded guilty on September 4, 2014 to facilitating entry of Indian immigrants illegally into the US by falsifying their employment and visa applications through fraudulent payroll checks and forms.
US District Court Judge William H. Walls handed down the stiff sentence for Sandipkumar Patel in Newark (NJ) on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.
The District Court also ordered Patel to pay a fine of $50,000, and restitution in the amount of $423,452 to the Internal Revenue Service.
Court documents reveal that Sandipkumar Patel, principal of IT services firm Software Programming and Consulting, Mercury Staffing Inc and Medical Staffing International collected tens of thousands of dollars from Indian immigrants to fraudulently secure and extend H1B Visas.
Sandipkumar Patel, 42, manipulated his federal tax income tax returns by overstating his payroll expenses by over $1.4 million and under-reporting tax obligations by $400,000 for eight years from 2001-2009.