ARNOLD F. SOCK, Attorney At Law, Opines On: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Obtains Disqualification of an Immigration Attorney In EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program Scam Lawsuit
A Chicago-based immigration attorney that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accused of swindling foreign investors who were seeking EB-5 visas can no longer represent numerous supplemental defendants in the case, because that is what an Illinois federal judge determined because conflicts of interest existed (U.S. District Court for Illinois Northern District U.S. Securities Exchange Commission v. Kameli et al 1:17-cv-04686).
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleges that attorney Taher Kameli lined his pockets with some of the almost $89,000,000 he collected from mostly Chinese and Iranian investors who put money into senior-living construction projects in Illinois and Florida in the hopes of gaining permanent U.S. residency.
Well the allegations make this attorney's representation of anyone else in this case a clear conflict of interest so that the judge did what was needed. Opinion by ARNOLD F. SOCK, Attorney at Law