Infosys Hit With $34M Fine in Visa Fraud Case

The India-based firm's penalty is the biggest ever of its kind

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An India-based information technology firm has agreed to pay a $34-million fine in a civil settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice, the company announced Wednesday, making it the largest fine ever of its kind in U.S. history.

Infosys, India’s second-largest software exporter, has been under investigation for visa practices for more than two years following a 2011 lawsuit by an who said the company was placing Indian citizens in long-term positions with companies in the U.S. based on the wrong travel documents, CBS News reports.

The Bangalore-based tech giant did not admit wrongdoing in the settlement, and said in a statement that it “denies and disputes any claims of systemic visa fraud, misuse of visas for competitive advantage, or immigration abuse. Those claims are untrue and are assertions that remain unproven.