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Oct 18, 2005
You are liable for your agent's fraud
- Atty. Michael J. Gurfinkel, Esq. Email this article

Dear Atty. Gurfinkel:


I went to a consultant for assistance in connection with obtaining a visa from the Embassy.  The consultant filled out all the forms, and supplied all the supporting documents.  All I did was sign the forms.


When the Consul interviewed me, I was denied the visa, because the information the consultant put down on the forms was untrue, and the documents were fake.  (The consultant put down that I am earning a lot more than I actually am. The Consul said that the tax return the consultant provided was fake).


The Consul said I am guilty of fraud, and am banned for life from going to the US. But I really didnít commit any fraud.  It was the consultant.  He was the one who prepared the forms and supplied the documents, assuring me that it would increase my chances of success.  I feel that I was just an innocent victim, who was misled by the consultant into lying to the Embassy.  Since I wasnít really the one who committed the fraud, why should I suffer? 



Very truly yours,


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