WASHINGTON - An Indian in the US has pleaded guilty to committing student visa fraud, according to an attorney, local media reported on Friday. Tejesh Kodali, 45, of Edison, New Jersey, admitted to recruiting foreign nationals and enrolling them at a fake New Jersey college to maintain their "student-visa status and obtain full-time work authorisations without having to attend classes," US Attorney Paul J. Fishman said in a statement,
WASHINGTON - Two Indian American top executives of a software and consulting firm have been arrested in the US for allegedly misrepresenting the company's finances, a media report said on Thursday. Nandu Thondavadi, CEO of Schaumburg-based Quadrant 4 System, and Dhru Desai, its chief financial officer and chairman, were charged with wire fraud and certifying false financial reports related to two acquisitions and...
NEW YORK - An Indian American man who tried to go to Syria with his teenaged brother and sister to join the Islamic State terror organisation has been sentenced in Chicago to 40 months in prison. Mohammed Hazra Khan, 21, became on Friday the first person of Indian origin to be convicted and sentenced in the US for Islamic State connections. The sentencing hits the news just after the victory of Republican Presidential candidate...
NEW YORK,NY-Four Sikh truck drivers have settled a discrimination case against an American trucking giant which will pay $260,000 in damages for denying them employment after they refused to cut their hair and remove their turbans for the company’s drug tests. The Sikh truck drivers reached a settlement agreement with J B Hunt trucking company following a seven-year federal investigation in which the...
NEW DELHI - A former Indian student of a US public research university, whose gay roommate killed himself in 2010 after being captured in a sexual act on webcam, has pleaded guilty to attempted invasion of privacy. The 24-year-old Dharun Ravi's plea on Thursday, came after an appeals court in September threw out a 15-count conviction against him in the 2010 death of 18-year-old Tyler Clementi, USA Today reported.
NEW YORK,NY-Cops are investigating high-flying Manhattan hotelier Vikram Chatwal for alleged animal cruelty, after he was spotted trying to set two dogs on fire, witnesses and law enforcement said on Oct 16. The scary incident happened on Oct 14 when dog walker Isabell Suquilanda, 29, and her pooches strolled past a man who screamed at them in a foreign language, police said. The man later identified as Chatwal,
MUMBAI-Americans were swindled out of tens of millions of dollars in an alleged tax scam that was run for about a year from call centers on the outskirts of Mumbai, a senior investigator said on Oct 6, predicting more arrests on top of the 70 made so far. Assistant police commissioner Bharat Shelke said the alleged scammers posed as U.S. Internal Revenue Service officials and left victims voicemails accusing them of tax evasion and...
A 41-year old Sikh-American IT specialist was brutally attacked by some men, who knocked off his turban and allegedly cut his religiously-mandated unshorn hair with a knife, prompting a civil rights organisation to demand a hate crime investigation into the incident. Maan Singh Khalsa, a father and IT specialist in California, was driving home on the night of September 25 when a group of men in car threw a beer can at his vehicle.
BAKERSFIELD,CA- A Sikh man has claimed that he faced racial slurs from a man who threatened to kill him, prompting police to launch a probe into a possible hate incident. The incident took place when Balmeet Singh went out at the restaurant he was eating at to make a phone call. He said in the middle of his conversation, a man walked out of a cafe and headed straight toward him.
HOUSTON,TX - Houston Police was struggling on Sept 27 to find the motive behind the mass shooting by a disgruntled Indian-American lawyer who fired indiscriminately and injured nine persons at a strip mall here before being shot dead. Nathan DeSai, the 46-year-old shooter who previously worked at McDaniel & DeSai LLP, was wearing a vintage military uniform and had Nazi emblems on him.