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58 years old Indian Teacher jailed for fraud

George Mariadas Kurusu

 Washington, April 28 (UITV/IANS)- An Indian was sentenced jail for the wire fraud in Alpine, California. The 58 tears old teacher name is George Mariadas Kurusu.


According to the American Bazaar online report, Kurusu was hiring Indian to teacher in USA. Court has been sentenced to 11 months jail to him which he has already served during the trial. Not only that, court had been ordered him to pay $53000 restitution for his fraud.


This is reported that Kurusu has been in federal custody since his arrest in May 2016. He pleaded guilty in January to wire fraud, fraud in foreign labour contracting, making a false statement on a visa application and tapering with a witness, victim or an informant.


Not only that, report says that the accused is a H-1B visa holder, and as per the visa rule he is not supposed to established his own company in USA. But, Kurusu established a separate company, Samaritan Educational Services (Samaritan).


Kurusu led applicants to believe that they had to go through his company in order to both obtain a visa and a job


Victims were also instructed not to contact FSISD directly, but only through him.

Finally, when the victims would reach US, Kurusu made them set up a bank account and an Electronic Transfer of Funds (ETF) system.

Prosecutors say Kurusu took 15 per cent from victims' paycheck and threatened deportation for those who complained.


Edited by Ujjainee Chakraborty