The U.S. District Court in Maryland sentenced a pool management company's recruiter to two years in prison for illegally sponsoring more than 100 foreign workers.
Milen Radomirski worked for a firm in Maryland that provided lifeguards and pool maintenance in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. As part of his employment, Radomirski recruited international workers that his company could sponsor to work in the U.S. on H-2B visas and other short-term visas.
The Bulgarian national is accused of falsely vouching for H-2B visa applicants who were not expected to comply with terms of the visa. An H-2B visa is a non-immigrant visa granted to citizens of other countries to work in the U.S. on a temporary basis.
According to his plea agreement, Radomirski admitted that he fraudulently obtained more than 100 H-2B visas knowing that many of the visa beneficiaries would not work for his company at all, would only work at his company for a short period of time, or would work for other employers in addition to his company.
He also admitted that he charged visa beneficiaries money in exchange for including them on his company's petitions for H-2B visas. In addition to his prison sentence, Radomirski must forfeit $100,000.