Actor Andrew Boryski was charged with multiple criminal counts for cheating aspiring actors out of thousands of dollars in an immigration visa scam, the Los Angeles City Attorney's office said Thursday in a press release.
Boryski is charged with 32 counts; "this suspect, who's an aspiring actor himself, has landed a role in a real life crime drama" says a federal agent.
The Saskatchewan native allegedly operated a Los Angeles-area immigration consulting business that sought O-1 visas on behalf of aspiring foreign actors.The O-1 visa is intended for established entertainment professionals with work pending in the United States - not for newcomers to the business without actual employment, as was the case with Boryski's alleged victims.
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