KU grad student accused of false visa claims

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 34-year-old former University of Kansas graduate student has been indicted on charges accusing him of making false claims on his visa application.

The U.S. Attorney for Kansas said in a release that a grand jury Wednesday indicted Goran Sabah Ghafour of Lawrence on charges alleging he falsely claimed on a visa application that he served as a translator for the U.S. Army in Iraq.

The office says he’s charged with visa fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Court document show Ghafour’s accused of submitting fake letters about his service for the U.S. military when he applied for a visa while he was a graduate assistant in the university’s journalism department.

His lawyer didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

The Kansas City Star reports he graduated in May.


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