Atlanta, Ga. – A professor at Georgia Tech has been accused of conspiracy to commit visa fraud and wire fraud in federal court.
He has been charged with leading a scheme that sponsored visas for Chinese nationals through Georgia Tech. Statements regarding the accusation included: “The defendants allegedly abused the visa program and deceived Georgia Tech to bring researchers into the United States. The charges presented are the first step toward holding them accountable.”
Even though this case involves federal crimes, as a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will use today's post to point out that there is a multitude of crimes at the state level here in Georgia that constitute fraud.
Fraud Crimes in Georgia
Fraud Crimes in Georgia include offenses ranging from lying to law enforcement about identity all the way to the unauthorized use of a financial transaction card.
The most common types of fraud crimes in the state of Georgia include:
- Identity Fraud in Georgia
- Computer Theft in Georgia
- False Statement to Police in Georgia
- Financial Transaction Card Fraud in Georgia
- And Forgery in Georgia.
Convictions for fraud crimes are typically penalized with a prison sentence. Fraud convictions also can include restitution to the victim which is where the convicted is ordered to pay any expenses that accompany the criminal offense.
There are Georgia Criminal Defenses that can apply in fraud cases such as consent or lack of evidence or intention.
If you or a loved one has been accused or arrested for committing a criminal offense in the state of Georgia, call our offices today. We can help you with your case and determine if there are defenses that may apply. Call now.