NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A 22-year-old American has been sentenced to 18 months in prison followed by 36 months of supervised release for selling a stolen handgun to a teenager who used it to kill an Indian American Sikh

YOUNGSTOWN, OH (IANS) - Three people, including two Indian Americans, are facing charges for allegedly buying and selling stolen beer worth approximately $20,000 at two local businesses, here. Ketan kumar Patel and Piyush kumar Patel were arraigned this week in Mahoning

India-West News Desk CORONA, CA - Punjabi actor Aman Dhaliwal, who also had a minor role in the Bollywood film 'Jodhaa Akbar' starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai, was attacked in a gym, here on March 14.A video doing the rounds

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Passenger Shankar Mishra, who is accused of urinating on an elderly female co-passenger on a New York-Delhi Air India flight, has moved the Delhi High Court seeking constitution of an appellate committee to hear his appeal

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Father of an Indian American doctor killed by carjackers in Northwest DC, last year, worries that the thieves, who remain at large, may still be harming others. Rakesh Patel, 33, from Washington Hospital Center had left

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A former University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student of Indian-origin was arrested after threatening students and staff at his alma mater with an email saying he planned to hide the flesh of their children in hamburger

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A 38-year-old Indian American has pleaded guilty to charges related to almost $20 million in fraud that he perpetrated while on federal pretrial release for another crime. Nikesh Ajay Patel of Florida was charged with 13

Photo: provider.kareo.com India-West News Desk An Indian American doctor pressured his patients into getting unnecessary brain stimulation treatments and then billed Medicare for it. Dr. Ashok Jain, 61, and the psychiatric companies he owned and operated have agreed to pay $3 million to

LEXINGTON, KY (IANS) - An Indian American man has pleaded guilty to federal charges of sex-related crimes, and admitted he was a part of 30 online communities, which traded sexually explicit images of minors, a media report said. Mayank M Patel,

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The US Border Patrol agents arrested five foreign nationals, including two Indians, during a smuggling attempt near Algonac in Michigan. Border Patrol dispatchers monitoring the Remote Video Surveillance System on February 20 observed a vessel on

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Nishad Singh, the former director of engineering at collapsed crypto exchange FTX, has finally pleaded guilty to criminal charges and was currently cooperating with the US prosecutors in the alleged billion-dollar scam at the crypto

COLUMBIA, SC (IANS) - An Indian American has been sentenced to 51 months in prison for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud targeting the elderly, the US Attorney's Office Eastern District of Virginia announced. Jeel Patel, 22, was part of

TROY, MI (IANS) - An Indian American doctor has been indicted for allegedly running a scheme to submit bogus claims to Medicare and faces a 10-year felony charge. Dr Sangita Patel, 50, allegedly submitted false and fraudulent claims for telehealth visits

sikhcoalition NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A total of 1,005 hate crimes related to religion were reported in 2021 in the US with Sikhs being among the most targeted religious groups, according to statistics revealed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Indian American Milan Vinod Patel for spreading more than 100 false rumors about public companies to generate over $1 million in illicit trading profits. Patel received rumors that

TORONTO, (IANS) – Indian Canadian Rajinder Pal Singh, who admitted to receiving more than $500,000, for coordinating a human smuggling ring moving migrants into the US via Canada, has pleaded guilty to the charges. Singh was arrested in Washington in May

New York, (IANS) An Indian-American physician has accepted submitting false claims for medications that were not medically necessary to defraud the state and local health benefit programs in New Jersey and other insurers. In response to a superseding charge charging him

VANCOUVER, (IANS) - The historic Komagata Maru Memorial in Vancouver, Canada, has been vandalized with weird bitcoin messages for the third time in a row between 2021 and 2023. The memorial honors 376 Indians, including Sikhs, Muslims, and Hindus, who sailed

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - A US court has ruled in favor of an elderly Sikh who had accused a Northern California sheriff's office of inadequately investigating racist threats against him in 2021. Rouble Claire, 66, had sued the Sutter County

India-West News Desk PASADENA, CA – Dharmesh Patel Indian American who was accused of deliberately driving his Tesla off a California cliff with his wife and children inside on January 2, has been formally charged with three counts of murder. Dharmesh A

CHENNAI, (IANS) - South Indian Superstar Rajinikanth has issued a public notice on the infringement of rights and warned of legal action against those who commercially exploit the actor's name, image, voice, etc., without taking his consent. His advocate issued a

CHARLOTTE, NC (IANS) - A recent string of attacks by vandals on a Sikh temple has left the community worried with leaders asking for a thorough investigation into the incidents. In various incidents over the last two months, the windows, lights,

FORT WASHINGTON, PA (IANS) – Three brothers running the Savani Group have been charged with operating their dental business as a criminal enterprise for more than 10 years. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania says the health care

LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) - Investigations are on to explore whether a Tesla car crash earlier this month, involving an Indian American and his family, occurred due to mechanical issues in the car, the San Mateo County district attorney said. Police had initially

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Police in the US state of Georgia is investigating the fatal shooting of a 52-year-old Indian American man in the driveway of his home last January 20. The victim, Pinal Patel, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

CHICAGO, IL (IANS) – A student from Andhra Pradesh was killed and another from Telangana was injured when muggers opened fire on them on January 22 at Princeton Park, here. Nandapu Devansh, 23 from Vijayawada was killed while Koppala Sai Charan

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A 34-year-old Indian has been sentenced to 87 months in prison for operating a pharmacy that sold unapproved prescription drugs and controlled substances, including opioids, and shipped them from Asia into the US. The federal court

PHILADELPHIA, PA (IANS) - An Indian American man was killed during a robbery on January 17 at a gas station here where he was working on the night shift. Police have announced a $20,000 reward for the capture of three

BRAZOS VALLEY, TX (IANS) - Burglars broke into the Shri Omkarnath Temple temple here on January 11 and stole its donation box. The Brazos County Sheriff's Office said they are investigating the theft. "There was a break-in. They (burglars) broke in

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The Independent Internal Committee probing the Air India peeing incident concluded that Shankar Mishra is covered under the definition of "unruly passenger" and is banned from flying for a period of four months. An Air India spokesperson

India-West News Desk CARY, NC - Kumar Arun Neppalli, has been indicted in a 23-count wire fraud, money laundering, and investment fraud. He faces up to twenty years in prison per count and potential fines. Neppalli,56, relied on his good standing within

TORONTO, (IANS) - The wife of a 51-year-old Sikh man, who was shot dead when intruders broke into his Mill Woods house in Canada on New Year, has said that she needs swift justice for her husband. Barinder Singh, who hails

SHREVEPORT, LA (IANS) - A 35-year-old man has been found guilty of manslaughter in connection with the slaying of five-year-old Mya Patel in 2021. Mya was playing in her hotel room here, in March 2021 when a stray bullet discharged from

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Nikhil Wahi, accused of receiving insider trading information from his brother Ishan Wahi, a former project manager at crypto exchange Coinbase, has been sentenced to 10 months in prison. The US authorities in July last year charged

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - A Delhi court on January 11 denied bail to Shankar Mishra, who is accused of urinating on an elderly female co-passenger, while in a drunken state, on a New York-New Delhi flight in November last year. Metropolitan

Photo: ABC News HOUSTON, TX - More than 200 people showed up to Hughes Elementary in McKinney, near here, on the evening of January 9 in remembrance of the 9-year-old  Indian American student who was killed in his home, by his

India-West News Desk ATLANTA, GA - An Indian American doctor, Aarti D Pandya and her Pandya Practice Group based in Conyers, near here, has agreed to pay nearly $1,850,000 to resolve allegations that she billed the government for cataract surgeries and

Shankar Mishra after fleeing his home in Mumbai was arrested in Bengaluru. He has been fired by his employer, Wells Fargo. India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY – Indian American Dr Sugata Bhattacharjee, was seated next to Shankar Mishra, who urinated on

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - An Indian American has admitted conspiring to offer and pay bribes and kickbacks in exchange for having prescriptions steered to a pharmacy in New Jersey where he worked. Srinivasa Raju, 51, of Haskell, NJ, pleaded guilty

HOUSTON, TX (IANS) - An Indian American man faces capital murder charges for allegedly stabbing his nine-year-old son to death, police said. Subramanian Ponnazhakan, 39, of McKinney, is in police custody at a hospital for "self-inflicted wounds" and his bail has

NEW YORK, NY (IANS)- Neighbors of the Indian American, who 'intentionally' drove a sedan off California cliff with his wife and children inside, have expressed their shock at the unfortunate incident, calling it a "likely moment of insanity". Dharmesh Arvind Patel,

India-West News Desk PASADENA, CA - Indian American Dharmesh Arvind Patel, 41, of Pasadena has been charged with attempted murder and child abuse after he intentionally drove his Tesla sedan, with his wife Neha, and two children inside, off a 250-foot

TORONTO, (IANS) - Canadian police agency has issued a public safety warning identifying two men of Indian origin who pose a significant threat to the community due to their ongoing involvement in gang conflicts and connection to extreme levels of

PALO ALTO, CA (IANS) - An Indian American former IT professional has been convicted of four counts of securities fraud for using a publicly traded company's confidential inside information about its financial performance to trade in the company's securities. Sivannarayana Barama,

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A Purdue University student, who was charged with murder after he stabbed his Indian American roommate to death in October, has been found unfit to stand trial, judges ruled. Ji Min Sha, a 22-year-old cybersecurity major

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - An Indian American woman has been charged with first-degree murder for tossing her newborn baby into a Florida inlet four years ago. Arya Singh, 29, who was arrested on December 15 confessed to the crime saying,

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Five Indian men and a woman have been charged in connection with a transnational technical support scam that targeted more than 20,000 victims, many of them elderly, in the US and Canada. Gagan Lamba, 41, and

TORONTO, (IANS) - A 40-year-old Canadian Sikh has been charged with second-degree murder for fatally stabbing his wife at their home in British Columbia province, police said. Navinder Gill of Surrey was taken into custody by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

SAN DIEGO, CA (IANS) - An Indian American neurosurgeon has been sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for accepting approximately $3.3 million in bribes for performing spinal surgeries. Lokesh S. Tantuwaya, 55, of San Diego, performed surgeries at a now-defunct

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - An Indian American couple has agreed to pay $422,789 to resolve allegations that they received illegal kickbacks in return for referring patients for laboratory testing. Dr Vijesh Patel and his office manager and wife Laju Patel

ATLANTA, GA (IANS) - An Indian American lab owner has been convicted for his role in a scheme to defraud Medicare by submitting over $463 million in genetic and other laboratory tests that patients did not need. Patel is scheduled to

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has just released its annual report on hate crimes across the country and it reflects an increase in anti-Sikh hate crimes. In 2021 it documented 214 incidents. “The hate crimes

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - An Indian national may face up to two years of imprisonment for illegally re-entering the US after he was deported from the country two years ago. Ashok Kumar Prahladbhai Patel, 40, appeared before US Customs and

NEW YORK, NY(IANS) - Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, head of the blood-testing company Theranos, has been sentenced to almost 13 years in prison after being found guilty of defrauding investors and endangering patients. Balwani will have to surrender on March 15, 2023

TORONTO, (IANS) - In a "targeted" killing, a 21-year-old Canadian-Sikh woman died after being shot multiple times outside a gas station in Mississauga, police said. Pawanpreet Kaur, a resident of Brampton, died on December 3 at the Petro Canada gas station

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The judge overseeing the case of a student, suspected of murdering his Indian American roommate at Purdue University, has been asked by prosecutors to re-evaluate whether the suspect is fit to stand trial. Ji Min Sha,

India-West News Desk COLUMBUS, OH - Rathnakishore Giri, 27, of New Albany, OH, has been charged by the Department of Justice with defrauding investors of $10 million dollars. The DOJ pointed out that Giri has a history of investment fraud, and this

India-West News Desk SAN JOSE, CA - A federal judge on November 14 granted a three-week delay in the sentencing of Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, the former lover and accomplice of disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, who is scheduled to be sentenced

India-West News Desk CHICAGO, IL - Civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson has asked the U.S. attorney’s office to investigate whether racism and discrimination played a part in the sentencing of Indian American investment banker Nikesh Patel. Patel, 39, was sentenced

NEWARK, NJ (IANS) - Abhishek Krishnan faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison if convicted in an $8 million Covid-19 relief fraud scheme, according to court documents. Krishnan, 40, has been charged by a federal grand jury here for

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Waseem Maknojiya, a 38-year-old Indian national, has been sentenced to five years in prison by a Texas court for committing mail fraud and duping customers via Indian call centers. Maknojiya, who was illegally residing in Houston,

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY – One of the most high-profile art smugglers of today, Indian American Subhash Kapoor was sentenced on November 1, to 10 years in prison by a trial court in Kumbhakonam, Tamil Nadu. Kapoor and five of

India-West Staff Reporter IOWA CITY, IO - Sameer Chandulal Patel, 30, An Indian national living in Iowa City was sentenced on October 28, to more than 17 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges relating to receipt and distribution of