A former Houston immigration lawyer was sentenced this week to time served for his role in a scheme to obtain fraudulent employment-based visas for Chinese immigrants. Apparently immigration from China is big business; the Chinese immigrants were willing to pay up to several hundred thousand dollars a piece for the visas. The immigration attorney spent 14 months in jail prior to his sentencing and has been disbarred. The fraudulent visa scheme was run from his Houston immigration office and included his preparing fraudulent documents for filing with US immigration officials.

Source: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/breaking/6577049.html