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Alpharetta immigration attorney accused of fraud

5:54 p.m. Tuesday, January 25, 2011

By Ty Tagami The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

An Alpharetta immigration attorney is facing federal fraud charges that could land him in prison for decades.

Parmesh N. Dixit, 40, was arraigned Tuesday on 28 counts of visa fraud, a count of conspiracy and 42 counts of alien harboring for the purpose of private financial gain, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta.

Dixit lied about his client's qualifications to obtain work visas for them over a 3-year period ending in July 2008, U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said. "This immigration attorney allegedly used his knowledge of the United States' visa programs to fraudulently manipulate the system for dozens of clients. "Dixit allegedly charged his clients higher than normal fees, telling them he could get them unmerited "green cards" that would give them resident alien status.

He was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Russell G. Vineyard, and released on a $50,000 secured bond. He also was ordered to surrender his U.S. and U.K. passports. Dixit faces a fine of up to a quarter of a million dollars on each count, and up to a decade in prison on each count except the conspiracy charge, which calls for a maximum of five years in prison.

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Parmesh N. Dixit
Ipse dixit, si man.
5:54 p.m. Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Sic transic gloria mundi (Tuesday, for him, was worse, si man).

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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