WASHINGTON - The FBI was warned in September about a possible school shooting threat from a YouTube user with the same name as the heavily-armed 19-year-old student who killed 17 people in Florida state in the US. Ben Bennight, the 36-year-old YouTube video blogger from Mississippi, noticed in September an alarming comment on a video he had posted. He immediately contacted the FBI, CNN reported.
WASHINGTON - An Indian-American man was killed and another man was critically injured when a convicted gunman opened fire at two convenience stores, minutes apart, in the US state of Georgia. Parmjit Singh, 44, was shot multiple times on Tuesday at his Hi-Tech Quick Stop on Burnett Ferry Road. The father of two high school students was pronounced dead on the scene, the US media reported.
WASHINGTON,D.C.-An Indian-American doctor couple has been indicted on charges of committing healthcare fraud by performing unnecessary medical tests and procedures on patients to get payouts from insurance companies.Dr Ashis K Rakhit, 65, and his wife Jayati Gupta Rakhit, 56, specialise in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine and practiced in here. According to the indictment, the Rakhits ordered and performed unnecessary...
LOS ANGELES, CA - Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been sued by his former Indian-American personal assistant who has alleged that she was subjected to sexual exploitation and a “sexually hostile” work environment while working for him.Sandeep Rehal, who was Weinstein’s personal assistant for two years from 2013 to 2015, has sought trial by jury in an 11-page lawsuit. For over two years Rehal was “forced to work in a...
Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been sued by his former Indian-American personal assistant who has alleged that she was subjected to sexual exploitation and a "sexually hostile" work environment while working for him. Sandeep Rehal, who was Weinstein's personal assistant for two years from 2013 to 2015, has sought trial by jury in an 11-page lawsuit. For over two years Rehal was "forced to work in a pervasive and...
SACRAMENTO, CA - A federal jury has convicted an Indian-American from Monrovia, California, for his role in an international money laundering organization that conspired to move millions of dollars in proceeds for narcotics traffickers that included the Sinaloa Cartel. Harinder Singh, 32, who also goes by “Sonu,” was found guilty Jan. 19, of conspiracy to commit money laundering, conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business,
WASHINGTON - An Indian American doctor has been arrested for allegedly trying to strangle his nurse with an elastic chord as he was angry with her for giving medication to a patient at a "wrong time", the police said. Venkatesh Sasthkonar, a 44-year-old doctor who specializes in weight loss surgery at Nassau University Medical Centre, was charged with strangulation and assault. He denied the accusations, the New York Daily News reported...
NEW YORK - An Indian-origin British man, Siddhartha Dhar, has been identified by the US as the Islamic State's executioner in Syria who was seen in videos carrying out beheadings. Announcing his designation as a global terrorist on Tuesday, the State Department said that Dhar "is believed to be the masked leader who appeared in a January 2016 the IS video of the execution of several prisoners" who were accused by it of spying for Britain.
CHICAGO - An Indian-origin college student was shot dead during a robbery attempt at a gas station in the US on Thursday and his relative critically injured, media reports said. Nineteen-year-old Arshad Vhora was filling in for his father -- who was in India to attend a wedding -- at the gas station in Dolton, Illinois, when the attempted robbery took place, ABC 7 Chicago reported. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
WASHINGTON - A 21-year-old Indian-origin student has pleaded guilty of executing a series of cyber attacks on the Rutgers University computer network in the US, authorities said. Paras Jha of New Jersey along with two others -- Josiah White of Pennsylvania and Dalton Norman of Louisiana -- also admitted on Wednesday to creating and operating two botnets which targeted "Internet of Things" (IoT) devices, the US Justice Department said.