A federal grand jury indicted two South Bay residents and one Texan, charging the defendants in a visa fraud scheme, the U.S Department of Justice reported.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office, working alongside Homeland Security, secured the indictment of Kishore Dattapuram, 49, of Santa Clara, Santosh Giri, 42, of San Jose, and Kumar Aswapathi, 49, of Austin, Texas operated Nanosemantics, Inc., a Santa Clara-based consulting firm whose services included placing skilled foreign workers at software and technology companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.
According to the indictment, the defendants worked together to submit fraudulent H-1B visa applications on behalf of foreign workers in order to gain a competitive advantage over competing firms.

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