Lawyer arrested for selling fake work visas to buy cemetery plots

Here's a money laundering scheme that sounds like it's right out of an episode of Law & Order. A West Covina, Calif.-based attorney and two business associates were recently arrested for committing visa fraud in an elaborate scheme that involved sham businesses, money laundering and the purchase of cemetery plots.

The arrest, which happened last Thursday, barely made newspaper headlines. But what a scheme! Over a ten year period, the fraudsters allegedly established fake businesses in order to file for work visas. They then sold the immigrant and non-immigrant work visas to aliens enabling them to move to the U.S.