MELFORT - An Indian driver whose truck was involved in a crash that killed 16 people on an ice hockey team bus has been sentenced to eight years in prison, according to media reports.Jaskirat Singh Sidhu was sentenced on Friday by Saskatchewan Province Judge Inez Cardinal to eight years for each of those killed and five years for each of the 13 injured but she ordered that the prison terms run concurrently so he will face...
NEW YORK - A $3 million India-based tech support scam that defrauded hundreds of Americans and dented India's reputation has been busted with a conspirator in the scheme admitting his role in court, according to US officials. Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski said on Wednesday that Bishap Mittal, 24, admitted his guilt in the tech scam conspiracy before Magistrate Judge David S. Cayer of the federal court in Charlotte,
BAKERSFIELD, CA - A California Sikh woman Beant Kaur Dhillon is accused of drowning the newborn son of her teenage daughter and burying him in the backyard of the family’s home to “prevent family shame,” police said. The Bakersfield California reported that Dhillon’s 15-year-old daughter gave birth Nov. 12 in the bathroom of their home. Moments after the birth, the girl’s 23-year-old cousin took the baby from her arms.
SAN JOSE,CA - Vancouver businessman and former Canadian Football League player David Sidoo has been charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in connection with the FBI investigation into a criminal conspiracy that sought to help privileged kids with middling grades gain admission to elite U.S. universities according to the National Post. In a 12-page indictment filed March 5 in the U.S. District Court...
CHRISTCHURCH - Brenton Tarrant, the 28-year-old main suspect in the Christchurch terror attack in New Zealand that claimed 49 lives, had apparently an aversion for immigrants, including from India, according to a "manifesto" received by the Prime Minister's Office there. The manifesto from the gunman, the New Zealand Prime Minister's office said on Saturday, was received -- along with about 70 other recipients -- barely 10 minutes before the...
NEW YORK - A New York politician has been convicted in a US federal court of taking bribes from a once-high-flying Indian-American restauranteur whose web of influence even enmeshed the city's mayor. A jury found Edward Mangano, the former elected head of Nassau county on Long Island, guilty of several charges of accepting bribes and kickbacks from Harendra Singh, officials said on Friday.
WASHINGTON - An Indian-origin man in the US has been sentenced to 33 months in prison and ordered to pay $2,618,000 in restitution for being convicted of mail fraud and embezzlement, authorities said. Dinesh Shankar, 41, San Jose, California, was sentenced last week for embezzling from a medical device company, US Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent in charge John F. Bennett said.
NEW YORK - A 70-year-old man of Indian-descent, who pretended to be a US government official, has admitted to running a multi-million-dollar immigration fraud that duped over 100 people, according to federal prosecutors. Hardev Panesar admitted to the crimes in the San Diego Federal Court on Thursday and agreed to pay back $2.5 million to the victims, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).
PHILADELPHIA,PA- Prime Healthcare Services Inc. and Dr. Prem Reddy, the California hospital management company’s founder and CEO based in Ontario,CA, have agreed to pay the US $1.25 million to settle allegations that two of its hospitals in the Philadelphia region knowingly submitted false claims to Medicare, according to media reports. Prime Healthcare has 45 acute-case hospitals in 14 states.
NEW JERSEY - An Indian-American man and his girlfriend have been charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill the man's estranged wife. Narsan Lingala, 55, was charged with one count of murder-for-hire. He appeared before US Judge Michael A. Hammer in the Newark federal court and was held without bail on Wednesday, NJ.com reported citing a news release from US Attorney Craig Carpenito.