STAMFORD, Conn. — A former Stamford paralegal was sentenced to 7 ½ months in jail for filing fraudulent visa applications for foreign nationals, a release from U.S. Attorney David Fein said.
Fernando Goncalves, 56, of Brazil pleaded guilty to one count of document fraud in September. He has been detained since his arrest June 28 when he returned to the U.S., the release said.
While working as an office manager and paralegal at a firm in Stamford he submitted forms for about eight foreign nationals containing false information, the release said. Each gave him about $7,000, the release said.
Helping people fill out forms was part of his responsibility at the firm, the release said.