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Former Mercyhurst administrator indicted for visa fraud

A current Gannon University administrator has been federally indicted in a visa fraud case that allegedly happened while he worked at Mercyhurst University.

47-year-old Daniel Cabanillas is charged with two felony counts of visa fraud.  Prosecutors allege he submitted false information on a visa request saying that a student had been admitted to a master's program at Mercyhurst when he knew the student had not.

Cabanillas is well-known in the Erie area for numerous singing appearances he has made over the years.  Neither university nor Cabinillas are commenting on the case.


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