WASHINGTON - An Indian man pleaded guilty to molesting a sleeping woman on a flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport in the US. Veerabhadrarao Kunam, 58, of Visakhapatnam, on Thursday admitted to groping the woman on New Jersey-bound flight in July 2016, when he was presented before Judge Joseph A. Dickson in a Newark federal court, news website NJ.com reported.
HOUSTON-In yet another hate incident since US President Donald Trump assumed office in January, a South Asian family woke up to a flyer that read “we need to get rid of Muslims, Indians and Jews” and asked the communities to “go back”. The incident happened in Fort Bend district, a suburb in Houston where the majority of the population is of South Asian origin. The flyer read, “Our new President, Donald J Trump,
COLORADO SPRINGS,CO-The FBI has launched a hate crime investigation after a home was smeared with dog feces, covered in racial slurs and hit with 40 eggs. Agents are looking for the suspects who targeted the home in Peyton, just outside Colorado Springs, on Feb 4 night while the owners were inside sleeping. The homeowner – who only wanted to give his first name Saravanan – said neighbors woke him and his wife on Feb 5 morning...
NEW YORK - An Indian-origin man who allegedly sent over 1 million spam emails and damaged several computer networks has been charged with fraud, according to the Chicago federal prosecutor. Using "snowshoe spamming" technique, Michael Persaud used several internet addresses and domains to transmit the spam emails over at least nine networks, said Federal Prosecutor Zachary T. Fardon on Tuesday.
NEW YORK - Indian-American hotelier, Chandubhai Patel, has been convicted in a scheme to underpay workers at two of his establishments, a federal prosecutor announced said. The hotelier, who also uses the name Mike Patel, admitted before federal Magistrate Judge Ellen Carmody in Grand Rapids, Michigan state, that he lied to Labour Department investigators about wages paid to his staff, acting federal prosecutor for...
NEW YORK - A 50-year-old Indian-origin doctor in the US has been charged with drug trafficking and money-laundering, according to federal authorities. Sanjay Kumar was charged with conspiracy to unlawful distribution of opioids such as oxycodone and alprazolam, which can be misused as addictive drugs, the federal prosecutor's office for Eastern North Carolina announced on Tuesday. According to prosecutors, Kumar conspired to...
WASHINTON - South Asians in the US experienced a spike in hate violence and xenophobic political rhetoric during the 2016 presidential election similar to levels seen the year following the September 11, 2001, attacks, said a report by a leading South Asian American advocacy organisation here. The report titled, "Power, Pain, Potential," by South Asian Americans Leading Together (Saalt) organisation on Wednesday,
NEW YORK - A man who may be of Indian origin has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a US consular official in the Mexican city of Guadalajara, according to reports in local media there. Zafar Zia, the alleged assailant, was described in Mexican media as a 31-year-old American citizen of "Indian" or "Hindu" origin. Impacto el Diario newspaper's web site said that the Jalisco state prosecutor's confirmed his arrest on Sunday...
WASHINGTON - A convenience store in New Mexico has sparked outrage over controversial window signs that target US President Barack Obama and Muslims, the media reported. The Mayhill Convenience Store in US' southwestern New Mexico state has reportedly displayed the signs for years and has even sold them to customers, the Independent reported on Monday. The store faced growing calls to take down racist window signs.
NEW YORK - An Indian origin former official of one of the largest pension funds has been charged in a prostitutes and drugs bribery scheme involving billions of dollars in business, prosecutors said. A director and strategist at the New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYCRF), Navnoor Kang "allegedly steered billions of dollars of business to broker-dealers who bribed him with luxury vacations, high-priced watches, drugs,