WASHINGTON - An Indian-origin professor in the US compelled his students to act as his personal servants, a daily said. The Kansas City Star daily in a report on Sunday said that it had found that over professor Ashim Mitra's 24 years as a leader in the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Pharmacy, his students hauled equipment and bused tables at his social events. They were expected to tend his lawn, look after his dog and water the house plants, sometimes for weeks at a time when he and...
WASHINGTON - An Indian-origin man has been charged in the US with H-1B visa and mail fraud, officials said. Kishore Kumar Kavuru, 46, was arrested on Friday and was presented before US Magistrate Judge Susan van Keulen, the US Department of Justice said in a press release. He was charged with 10 counts of visa fraud and 10 counts of mail fraud in connection with a scheme to maintain a pool of foreign workers for the clients...
WASHINGTON - An Indian-origin doctor has pleaded guilty to a healthcare fraud in the US, the Justice Department said. Jayam Krishna Iyer, 66, from Clearwater, Florida, pleaded guilty to one count of the healthcare fraud earlier this week and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison, or 20 years, if her offence involves serious bodily injury, the Department said in a press release. As part of the plea on Tuesday,
LONDON - An Indian-origin family was forced to flee their home in the UK after it was targeted in an arson attack which the police on Wednesday treated as a "hate crime". Mayour Karlekar, 43, said his wife and two kids suffered a "near death experience" when they woke up to a fire roaring outside the front door of their house in southeast London's Borkwood Park area of Orpington during the weekend, News Shopper daily reported.
SAN FRANCISCO - An unidentified gunman shot dead five people, including his wife, and later committed suicide in the US state of California, authorities said.bThe killings took place in two different places in Bakersfield city on Wednesday night and Sheriff Donny Youngblood of the Kern County said the incident was not a random mass shooting, reports Efe news.b"This is highly unusual to have six people shot and dead in one incident,"
WASHINGTON - Fifteen people, including some of Indian-origin, and five India-based call centres have been indicted in a multi-million call centre scam that victimized thousands of people in the US. Seven people were arrested on Thursday in the US for their alleged involvement in the scam that victimized over 2,000 people, resulting in over $5.5 million in losses, the US Justice Department said in a press release on Friday.
HYDERABAD - An Indian youth was among the three people who were killed when a gunman opened fire at a bank in the US state of Ohio. Pruthviraj Kandepi 25, who hailed from Andhra Pradesh, and two others, Luis Felipe Calderon, 48, and Richard Newcomer, 64, were shot dead on Thursday by the gunman identified as Omar Perez, 29. Perez was later shot dead by the police. Five others were also injured in the incident that took place...
NEW YORK - Authorities have arrested a man who had worked at a store in the city's suburb of East Orange and charged him with the murder of Tarlok Singh, the Sikh who owned the shop, according to the local prosecutor's office. The Essex County prosecutor's office announced the arrest of Roberto Ubiera, 55, on Tuesday. Singh, 55, was found dead with stab wounds on Friday morning inside his store, Park Deli and Grocery,
SAN BERNARDINO,CA - One of the nation’s largest hospital systems and its founder have agreed to pay $65 million to resolve allegations that it overbilled Medicare,according to a report in the San Bernardino Sun. The settlement agreement with Ontario-based Prime Healthcare Services, Prime Healthcare Foundation, Prime Healthcare Management and Dr. Prem Reddy, Prime’s founder and chief executive officer,
SAN FRANCISCO - An elderly Sikh man was viciously attacked in California, leading to fears among the community that he may have been a victim of hate crime, the media reported. On Wednesday, two teenagers aged 16 and 18, were arrested in connection with the assault on Sahib Singh Natt, 71, in Manteca which took place on Monday morning, reports CNN. The incident caught on a resident's surveillance camera shows...