WASHINGTON - The man accused of shooting Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla and his colleague Alok Madasani at a bar in Kansas has been indicted by a federal grand jury on hate crime and firearms charges, the media reported. The indictment on Friday accused Adam Purinton, 52, of Olathe, of shooting and killing Kuchibhotla in February because of his "actual and perceived race, colour, religion and national origin",
WASHINGTON - A Los Angeles judge has issued an arrest warrant for Bikram Choudhury, the Indian American "hot" yoga guru, after he failed to pay more than $7 million in 2016 to his former lawyer who was the victim in a sexual harassment case against him. Choudhury has not paid the lawyer and authorities believe that he has hidden his assets and left the country, ABC News reported on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - A US court sentenced two men to three years in prison for severely beating a Sikh man in California and cutting off his hair. Chase B. Little and Colton T. Leblanc, both of Texas, pleaded no contest to felony assault and committing a hate crime against Maan Singh Khalsa during last year's September 25 attack, the New York Times reported on Thursday. "Both men went out of their way to cut Khalsa's hair,
WASHINGTON - An Indian-American businessman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for fraud schemes that cost investors over $33 million. Navin Shankar Subramanian Xavier, of Miramar, Florida, operated Miami Gardens-based Essex Holdings from 2010 to 2014 through which he carried out two fraud schemes, according to the court documents. He was sentenced earlier this week by US District Judge Darrin Gayles in Miami,
WASHINGTON - A 29-year-old Indian-American was stripped of his US citizenship after being sentenced for more than five years in jail for conspiring to illegally distribute male enhancement pills imported from China. Ismail Ali Khan was also convicted and sentenced for falsely stating that he was not a criminal on his application to become a naturalized US citizen, federal prosecutors said on Friday. Prosecutors said Khan, a resident of Decatur...
WASHINGTON - A 56-year-old Indian-American man was killed after getting caught in firing at a motel in the US state of Tennessee. Khandu Patel worked as a housekeeper at Americas Best Value Inn in Whitehaven, Memphis, a report in Fox13Memphis said. He was staying there temporarily with his wife and two children. Patel was standing at the back of the motel when he was shot on Monday at 7.30 p.m. (local time), the local Fox...
WASHINGTON - A 58-year-old Indian-American teacher was sentenced to 11 months in jail, which he has already served during the trial, for the wire fraud scheme involving the hiring of Indian nationals to teach in the US. George Mariadas Kurusu was sentenced on Wednesday in Alpine, California, and was ordered to pay $53,000 restitution for the wire fraud scheme, the American Bazaar online reported. Kurusu has been in federal custody since...
WASHINGTON - Sikhs in the US are reporting an increase in violent threats and harassment against the community amid rising incidents of hate crimes against Indian Americans in the country. Chairman of the Sikhs Political Action Committee (SikhsPAC), Gurinder Singh Khalsa, said so far there have been two death threats and two reports of vandalism against Sikhs in the state of Indiana, TheIndyChannel.com,
VIJAYWADA - An Indian woman and her seven-year-old son were found dead in their home in New Jersey, according to the family in Andhra Pradesh. The victims were N. Sasikala (40) and her son Anish Sai, their family, in Prakasam district, said on Friday. Sasikala's husband N. Hanumantha Rao found the bodies when he returned home from work on Thursday evening.Y. Sambasiva Rao, a member of Andhra Pradesh state legislative...
WASHINGTON - A man in Florida tried to burn down a convenience store owned by Indian-Americans because he thought the owners were Muslims, officials said. Richard Lloyd, 64, told the police officials that he wanted to "run the Arabs out of our country" so he pushed a dumpster in front of the Port St. Lucie store on Friday and set the contents on fire, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara said in a news release posted on Facebook.