Marie Nicole Dorval, Indicted on H-2B guest worker visas Conspiracy

On 18th May, 2013, a three-count formal accusation was unsealed by the federal judge. The indictment was returned by Florida's Southern District's grand jury. The indictment charged 59 years old Jetla McPhee from Tamarac Florida. For bringing 143 Haitians to US soil by using guest worker visas obtained fraudulently by McPhee and co-conspirators by incorrectly representing that jobs were waiting in US for these 143 Haitian workers.

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According to the charges, McPhee along with Marie Nicole Dorval committed the visa fraud from April 2008 to July 2009. McPhee and Dorval falsely represented to the federal government that consturction jobs were available and secured the H-2B guest worker visas. According to this accusation, a false contract was created by McPhee, which showed that an American construction company had a requirement of 150 men who could work full-time on an hourly wage of $8.42 for a period of 10 months.

The contract was then submitted by McPhee and Dorval to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and United States Department of Labor and applied for the H-2B guest worker visas. McPhee and the co-conspirator recruited these Haitian men and promised them full-time work, permanent residency and other facilities and charged employment fee. When several visas were not approved, McPhee traveled to Haiti and used the false representation at US Embassy in Haiti's Port-au-Prince to facilitate the visa approvals. Eventually when 143 Haitians were granted visa, they entered the US soil only to find that there was no work for them.

McPhee was eventually charged with one count of conspiracy for committing visa fraud for which she will have to face 5 years of imprisonment and $250,000 fine. McPhee was also charged with two counts of visa fraud for which she will face 10 years imprisonment and $250,000 fine for each count of visa fraud.

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