Yes, that can become an issue in your case.
You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer, whether myself or one of my colleagues, to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case.
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You are wise to use the word fraud.
Material misrepresentation to a US Consular office is another phrase that should have you concerned.
Meet with an immigration lawyer before you do anything, more, foolish.
PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.