Haitian Man in Louisiana goes to Prison for Visa Fraud Scheme

Emmanuel Priva, a Haitian National living in Louisiana was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison on December 12, 2019, for running a visa fraud scheme involving more than 100 fraudulent U.S. visitors visa applications.

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Priva will lose his house, his car, and all the money he had saved in ten bank accounts by order of U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier who found him guilty.

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According to court documents, from 2013 to 2018, Priva attempted to fraudulently obtain visas for more than 100 aliens, more than 40 of whom succeeded in obtaining visas to travel to the United States.

Also read: Haiti-USA Visa Question : Does your Income Matter?

Priva ran the scheme from his house in Harvey, Louisiana and other locations.

In exchange for money, Priva agreed to assist Haitian nationals in fraudulently obtaining visitor visas to travel to the United States.

Also read: Haitian-Americans, who says you are NOT Haitian because you have an US passport?

After receiving payment from Haitian nationals, Priva submitted online visa applications containing false information, created false documents to support the applications, and coached the aliens on how to deceive consular officers at interviews for the visas.

The scheme was focused on making it appear that the Haitian nationals intended to temporarily visit, as opposed to illegally immigrate to, the United States.

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Judith R says...

She might have da Haitian blood tho. I know that young lady her great grandma was Haitian she doesn't speak or know anything about Haiti, you guys never

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