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What is a U.S. citizen responsible for in an EB-5 direct partnership?

I am a U.S. citizen and have secured an EB-5 investor from abroad for a direct EB-5 investment. If that foreign investor or their family members commit any crime or fraud in the United States during the conditional green card period, will I or my family have any legal problems?

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You should not be liable unless you participate in their fraud or sign guarantees for them.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    No, your involvement and responsibility is just through the limited partnership or whatever entity is set up and any contractual agreement to establish the required jobs and get the project built.

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    Robert Lee

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    What your investor does privately with his family is not your responsibility. However, if the criminal acts are related to the investment, you might have problems.

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    John J Downey

    Immigration Attorney
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    No, you are not responsible for their conduct.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    The normal risks associated with entering into a business relationship would apply. For EB-5 investors and for EB-5 project clients, we review partnership and membership agreements for compliance with USCIS EB-5 rules and regulations.

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