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Infosys faces US visa and tax fraud allegation

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Infosys is facing allegations of violation of US immgration laws, as per a complaint by one of its American employees.

The employee has filed a case against Infosys accusing the Indian company of visa and tax fraud, a PTI report says.

Jack Palmer, the employee, says that Infosys sent “lower level and unskilled foreigners” to the US to work in full-time positions at its customer sites in violation of immigration laws. Palmer was employed by Infosys since 2008, the complaint filed before an Alabama Court says.

As per Palmer’s complaint, Infosys was paying these employees in India for full-time work in the United States without withholding federal or state income taxes.

The complaint also claimed that the IT company overbilled customers for the labour costs of these employees.

Palmer claims that he he was sent to Bangalore for planning meetings after the federal government restricted the H-1B programme in 2009.

“We are unable to comment as the matter is under litigation,” an Infosys spokesperson from Bangalore told the news agency.

The IT-enabled services provider, the Infosys group has 127,000 employees, including NRIs and overseas Indians, in more than 50 offices worldwide. Infosys is part of the NASDAQ-100 Index and The Global Dow.

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