The attorney for Jay Palmer, the Infosys employee and whistleblower whose civil suit alleging visa and tax fraud spawned the U.S. government's ongoing criminal probe of the company, has revealed that a third whistleblower has stepped forward to report that Infosys employees here on B-1 visas were working on a project at a client site.
As I reported in my post, "Second Infosys Whistleblower Documented 'Illegal' Activity, Pleaded for Action," earlier this month, the second whistleblower had a background in immigration matters and was working in Infosys' human resources department. Now Mendelsohn has released the information that there was a third whistleblower, a U.S. citizen who is an Infosys manager working in the United States. This manager filed the whistleblower complaint on June 7. Here is the full text of the complaint, with certain information redacted to protect the whistleblower and the criminal case against Infosys:
To whom it may concern,
It is with much regret that I must submit this issue. While working on the [COMPANY NAME REDACTED] project, we have had a significant number of people come and go from India to work on the project. These folks were here to assist with testing and other project needs based on their specific skill set. At the time, I had no understanding of Visas but with the recent escalation of Visa concerns, I am now more versed. I am aware of the following resources that came to work at [COMPANY NAME REDACTED] on B1 Visas:
[NAMES OF FIVE INDIVIDUALS REDACTED]
This concerns me as I am a US citizen and do not want to get into trouble with my government. Also, I do not want to lose my job over this matter. Additionally, there have been other co-workers that have traveled here from India to work on the [COMPANY NAME REDACTED] project over the past year that I have been with Infosys. While I believe they had/have the correct Visa, I do not know for certain:
[NAMES OF 12 INDIVIDUALS REDACTED]
I hope this issue is resolved with no impact to my fellow co-workers or myself. Please let me know if you have any questions. Regards, [WHISTLEBLOWER'S NAME AND TITLE REDACTED]
Mendelsohn has made it clear that he will continue to release information that substantiates Palmer's veracity until Paul Gottsegen, Infosys' chief marketing officer, apologizes to Palmer for branding him a liar in the wake of Palmer's testimony to a Senate subcommittee on immigration reform last month. He said he was releasing this whistleblower complaint now because Gottsegen has yet to apologize.
Mendelsohn also said that he did not want to disclose the names of the known and possible B-1 visa holders listed in this whistleblower's complaint, because they are potential witnesses in the U.S. government's criminal case.