Omer Gur Geiger was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison & fined $25,000 for hiring Israelis without work permits.
• Geiger was charged with 34 offenses, including making false claims to immigration authorities, visa fraud & money laundering.
By Israel Hayom Staff
An Israel citizen living in North Carolina was convicted Tuesday and sentenced to six and a half years in prison for illegally employing dozens of young Israelis at mall kiosks across the United States.
Omer Gur Geiger, who arrived in the U.S. on a tourist visa but later became a permanent resident, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and conspiracy to launder money.
He was also ordered to pay a $25,000 fine.
Geiger is the owner of Rasko, a company that manages the network of kiosks that sell Dead Sea skin care products. He was charged with hiring Israelis not legally eligible to work in the United States and assisting them in making false claims to immigration authorities to extend their stays in the country.
He reportedly made profits of $14 million through his illegally staffed business.
Geiger was charged with 34 offenses, including fraud against the U.S., visa fraud, assisting illegal immigration, and money laundering.
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