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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The US has accused the students arrested in connection with a fake university visa scam of being “aware they were committing a crime” for visas when they enrolled at the institution while lawyers for those charged accused the government of tricking them. The State Department said on Feb 4 in a statement: “All participants in this scheme knew that the University of Farmington had no instructors or classes...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - At least six immigrant detainees, including Indians who may have come in to the country illegally, have been force-fed through nasal tubes by immigration authorities in the US after they went on a hunger strike to protest conditions at a processing center in Texas, drawing a strong reaction from Indian-American groups which described it as violation of human rights. In a statement, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said...
WASHINGTON - Several hundred Indian students face arrest following the arrest of eight recruiters and some students over an alleged immigration fraud detected by a fake university sting operation set up by government agencies to crack down on visa scams. The American Telugu Association (ATA) reported that 100 students were arrested in morning raids on Wednesday. The Indian Consulate General in Chicago reported receiving...
MEMPHIS, TN - Three Indian teenage siblings were among four people killed in a fire during Christmas celebrations at a house here. The fire killed a woman and three teens from Telangana who were staying with her family through the holidays, USA Today reported. “Kari Coudriet — of Collierville, Tennessee — as well as Sharron, 17, Joy, 15, and Aaron, 14 — teen siblings of the Naik family from India — all died in the fire,” the paper reported, citing a statement issued by the Coudriets’ church,