Bangalore: IT major Infosys on Tuesday said it is in the process of completing a civil resolution with the US government regarding investigation into alleged violation of visa norms by the company.
"In response to reports attributed to Justice Department officials, Infosys is in the process of completing a civil resolution with the government regarding its investigation of visa issues and I-9 documentation errors," the Bangalore-based company said in a statement.
"The resolution has not been finalised," it added.
In a media advisory, the Office of US Attorney John M. Bales for the Eastern District of Texas said DHS and the State Department would on Wednesday "announce the settlement of systemic visa fraud and immigration abuse allegations with an international corporation."
Earlier in the day, a report by the Wall Street Journal had suggested Infosys is expected to be slapped a fine of USD 35 million -- said to be the largest immigration fine ever -- by the Justice Department for allegedly violating visa norms.
In the report, quoting unnamed officials of the Department of Justice, the newspaper said the fine is expected to be announced on Wednesday.
This is a culmination of the joint investigation carried out by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security.
Infosys itself had said earlier this month that it has set aside USD 35 million for a potential settlement tied to the probe and that it was "engaged in discussions? to resolve the matter.
Infosys, however, denied the charges of violating US visa regulations.
"Infosys denies any claims of systemic visa fraud, misuse of visas for competitive advantage, or immigration abuse," the company said in the statement.
"Those claims are untrue and only unproven assertions. The company's use of B-1 visas was for legitimate business purposes and not in any way intended to circumvent the requirements of the H-1B program. No criminal charges have been filed against the Company and no court rulings have been issued," the statement said.
Infosys's policy demands adherence to "all laws, rules, and regulations everywhere we operate and we continue to take our compliance obligations seriously", it said.
First Published: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 20:57