Three men charged with scamming agricultural guest workers

The U.S. Attorney’s Central District Office in Los Angeles said the scheme, which involved charging as much as $3,000 for the visas, was centered around Jorge Vasquez, 58, of Fontana, a labor recruiter who owns H-2A Placement Services in Rancho Cucamonga, and Melquiades Jacinto Lara, 62, of Santa Paula, owner of J&D Harvesting, a contractor who provided laborers to farms in Ventura County.