Feds charge 9 Kansas students with visa fraud

(AP) — Nine Kansas State University students from Nepal have been charged with scheming to commit visa fraud.Screen Shot 2013-07-02 at 7.33.42 PM

A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday alleges the students conspired to maintain their visas by temporarily pooling their money. Prosecutors contend the goal was to make it appear they had sufficient funds to meet requirements that they could support themselves.

All nine are charged with conspiracy to commit visa fraud plus varying counts of visa fraud.

The government alleges the students presented a notarized bank letter to their international student adviser to obtain certification of financial responsibility. The indictment says that once they got the needed documents, they returned most of the temporarily obtained funds.

The U.S. attorney’s office says the maximum penalty for each count is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.


  • Just my 2 cents….

    Ok the question is will Obama have them deported, or assist them in further deception.

    • hmmmmm

      I am sure he will find someway to assist them with their finances, and get them out of trouble, as we all know that he is more willing to assist foreign students then he is to help American students.


      • RED

        Yeah, do you mean help like the way republicans just doubled AMERICAN student loan rates?

    • Frank

      The Feds are the ones who brought indictments and charges, you nimwits.

  • Frank ly

    He is not related to any of them so indeed; they could be deported. Next time they can just walk over from the South and be a Dreamer instead of trying to file the paperwork to be documented.