EB-5 immigrant investor program hit by massive fraud investigation

Article CAIRCO note: 
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Article author: 
Michael Bielawski and Bruce Parker
Article publisher: 
Vermont Watchdog
Article date: 
15 April 2016
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

Businessmen behind Jay Peak and Q Burke ski resorts have been charged with fraud for alleged misuse of more than $200 million in investor money raised through the federal EB-5 program....

The money came from about 700 overseas investors through a program administered by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which allows foreign nationals to obtain green cards in exchange for investing at least $1 million in new developments, or at least $500,000 for developments in rural or high-unemployment areas ...

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Apr. 5, 2016, USCIS Immigrant Investor Regional Centers - Colorado

  1. Colorado ADC Colorado Regional Center, LLC
  2. Colorado Civitas Denver Regional Center, LLC
  3. Colorado CMB Colorado Regional Center, LLC
  4. Colorado Colorado Growth Fund, LLC
  5. Colorado Colorado Headwaters RC, LLC
  6. Colorado EB5 Affiliate Network State of Colorado Regional Center, LLC
  7. Colorado Encore Colorado RC, LLC
  8. Colorado Fairhaven Capital Advisors Regional Center
  9. Colorado FP Advisors LLC
  10. Colorado Front Range Regional Center, Inc.
  11. Colorado nvestAmerica EB-5
  12. Colorado Live in America - Colorado Regional Center LLC
  13. Rocky Mountain High Regional Center

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program | USCIS

Global Encore - Green Card Program for Foreign Investors ...EB-5 investors receive a “conditional” or provisional green card valid for 24 months from the date of their first entry into the United States as a permanent resident.

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