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Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Carlos E. Mendoza has sentenced Marvin Mushia Smith (41, Orlando) to 10 months’ imprisonment for visa fraud.  Smith had pleaded guilty on August 14, 2018.

According to court documents, in April 2017, members of Orlando’s Homeland Security Investigation’s (HSI) Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force (DBFTF) identified numerous requests for abnormal numbers of alleged “required” foreign temporary nonagricultural workers, called “H-2B” visas. The task force linked all of these requests to Smith, a naturalized U.S. citizen, originally from Jamaica. Further investigation revealed that from at least as early as December 16, 2014, through March 15, 2018, Smith filed fraudulent labor certification packages and fraudulent immigration petitions with the Department of Labor (DOL) and/or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which resulted in the admission of more than 300 nonimmigrants (H-2Bs), all from Jamaica.

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