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India-West News Desk SACRAMENTO, CA — The California Civil Rights Department (CRD) has revealed troubling data on hate incidents in the state, showing that anti-Hindu incidents rank second highest among religiously motivated hate crimes. According to the findings from the year-long

India-West News Desk CHICAGO, IL - In a crackdown on visa fraud, a federal court has indicted six individuals, including four Indians, for orchestrating armed robberies in Chicago and its suburbs. The purpose of these staged crimes was to exploit U.S.

OTTAWA (ANI) - Amandeep Singh, a 22-year-old suspect implicated in the killing of Khalistan separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, made a virtual appearance before a Surrey court in Canada on May 15. The court session, marred by technical delays, ended with Singh

Photo: cnn.com India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC – Sai Varshith Kandula, 20, of St. Louis, Missouri, pleaded guilty on May 13 in an attempted attack on the White House, on May 22, 2023, that included driving a U-Haul truck into the fence

India-West Staff Reporter SACRAMENTO, CA – In a public statement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Sacramento Field Office has warned of an extortion scheme affecting individuals with familial or business ties to India. The field office is tracking several instances throughout

FRESNO, CA  (IANS) - Fresno police on May 1 denied reports that one of the two persons attacked in a shooting incident was Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar. “If you are inquiring because of the online chatter claiming that the shooting victim

Photo:manhattanda.org India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY - On April 26, New York prosecutors announced the return of 30 antiquities to Cambodia and Indonesia, stating that the items had been looted, sold, or illegally transferred by networks of American dealers and traffickers,

TORONTO (IANS)  - Two Indo Canadian men are among five South Asians arrested for Canada's largest gold heist at Toronto airport. On April 17, 2023, in the largest gold heist at Canada's biggest airport, 6,600 gold bars valued at over (Canadian)

VANCOUVER (IANS) - A 24-year-old Indian student was shot dead in his car in Sunset neighborhood here, police said on April 14.Chirag Antil, 24, was found dead inside a vehicle in the area. After hearing the gunshots, residents in the neighborhood

India-West News DeskSEATTLE, WA - Authorities on March 24 arrested and charged five individuals in connection with a series of residential burglaries affecting Indian American and other South Asian communities in the Kirkland area.The Seattle Times reports that Lamar Curtis,

Photo: Sherburne County Sheriff India-West News Desk DULUTH, MN - Harshkumar Ramanlal Patel, 28, who has been accused of smuggling people across the U.S.-Canada border into Minnesota, including the Gujarati family that froze to death on the border in 2022, has entered

Photo: Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office India-West Staff Reporter MONTGOMERY, AL - The Alabama Securities Commission has indicted 23-year-old Pathyam Patel, also known as Pat Patel, an investment adviser for his involvement in a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of over $4,00,000. He then, the

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY – The unfortunate reports of Indians entering the US illegally continues with another dramatic story. This time, a group of three leaped from a moving freight train originating from Canada onto the International Railroad Bridge.

India-West News Desk JACKSONVILLE, FL - Former Jaguars employee Amit Patel, who admitted to embezzling $22 million from the team, received a 6½-year prison sentence . U.S. District Judge Henry Lee Adams Jr. also ordered Patel, 31, to pay $21.1 million

CHICAGO, IL (IANS) - The Office of the Consulate General of India in Chicago said on March 2 that it is extending all possible help to relatives and deceased of Amarnath Ghosh, the Kuchipudi dancer from Kolkata, who was shot

Photo: Facebook India-West News Desk ST.LOUIS, MO - Amarnath Ghosh, a dancer who was pursuing a doctorate at the prestigious Washington University here, was shot dead while taking an evening walk. Initial reports say he was shot several times by an unknown

Photo: Royal Canadian Mounted Police India-West News Desk CHICAGO, IL - US authorities have arrested Harshkumar Patel, the primary suspect in the tragic human trafficking incident of 2022, where four members of a family from Gujarat, froze to death while being smuggled

India-West News Desk SEATTLE, WA - In the tragic incident of January 23, where 23-year-old Jaahnavi Kandula was fatally struck by a Seattle police vehicle, Officer Kevin Dave, who was driving and responding to a drug overdose call at a speed

India-West Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA – Dileep Kumar Reddy Kamujula has been sentenced to six months in prison and ordered to forfeit $130,369.28 by a district court. Kamujula, 37, of Fremont, pleaded guilty to the charge on November 3, 2023. According to

TORONTO (IANS) – A man who was arrested and recently charged with extortion threats targeting South Asian businesses in Canada, has claimed he is innocent, saying police are wrongly portraying him as a high-level gangster. Arundeep Thind, 39, was among five

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Alarmed by a surge in impersonation fraud or deepfakes around the globe, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sought to modify a rule that would prohibit the impersonation of individuals. The Lina Khan-led agency said in

Photo: Ethnic Media Services By Selen Ozturk On February 9, the Federal Trade Commission released data showing that nationwide fraud losses topped $10 billion in 2023 — 14% more than 2022. Nevertheless, the dramatic loss owes less to more reports than to more

Photo: facebook SAN MATEO, CA (IANS) – The former Meta engineer Anand Henry has been identified as a suspect in a murder-suicide involving himself, his wife, and their four-year-old twins, the police said. Henry and his wife Alice Priyanka Benziger, both in

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) – Sukhdev Vaid, 24, has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for his role in stealing $150,000 from an elderly woman. He admitted targeting elderly Americans via an international computer-hacking scheme that resulted in

TORONTO, (IANS) - With 13 bullets pumped into her body, the lone survivor of a shooting spree in Canada last year who watched her Sikh parents die in front of her, wants swift justice and says police didn't do their

SHEFFIELD, AL (IANS) - A 76-year-old motel owner was shot dead here following a confrontation over room rental. Pravin Raojibhai Patel, the owner of Hillcrest Motel, was gunned down on February 8 after which police arrested 34-year-old William Jeremy Moore, Alabama-based

SAN MATEO, CA (IANS) – A couple and their four-year-old twins have been found dead inside their home here. Police are investigating the deaths of Anand Sujith Henry, 42, his wife Alice Priyanka, 40, and their sons Noah and Neithan as

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Two men have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Boston for staging armed robberies to commit visa fraud in Massachusetts. Rambhai Patel, 36, and Balwinder Singh, 39, from New York staged armed robberies so

TORONTO, (IANS) - An Indian truck driver from Canada has been charged for attempting to bring about $8.7 million worth of cocaine into the US, according to court documents. Gagandeep Singh, a citizen of India and resident of Canada, was charged

WASHINGTON, DC  (IANS) - A 41-year-old Indian-origin tech executive has died in the US, days after he was assaulted outside a restaurant. Vivek Taneja, president, and co-founder of Dynamo Technologies, succumbed to his injuries on February 9after he was assaulted by

TORONTO, (IANS) - Canadian police have arrested three men and two women of Punjab origin and laid almost two dozen charges in connection with extortion threats targeting the South Asian business community in the Greater Toronto Area. Gagan Ajit Singh, 23,

TORONTO, (IANS) - A 41-year-old Indian Canadian man has been charged with breaking into temples and stealing cash from donation boxes. The accused has been identified as Jagdish Pandher from Brampton city. According to police, multiple break-and-enter incidents were reported in Peel

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - An Indian American man has pleaded guilty to procuring citizenship unlawfully, misusing evidence of naturalization, and making false statements in a passport application. Jaiprakash Gulvady, 51, faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison,

 Photo: New York Post India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY – In a shocking incident of January 27, Lieutenant Ben Kurian, a dedicated nineteen-year Indian American veteran of the New York Police Department (NYPD), was viciously assaulted, along with his colleague, Officer

Photo: @jasrifootball NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Jacksonville Jaguars, a Florida-based football team, has asked sports betting firm FanDuel to return some or all the nearly $20 million in stolen proceeds that its former Indian-origin employee lost on the site. Amit Patel,

TORONTO, (IANS) - Three men have been arrested in Canada and will be extradited for trial in the US for their links with a network trafficking drugs between Mexico and the North American nations. A joint operation between the BBI and

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC – Three former federal employees were sentenced today for their roles in a conspiracy to steal proprietary software and sensitive law-enforcement databases from the U.S. government for use in a commercial venture. Sonal Patel, 49, of Sterling,

TORONTO, (IANS) - A 23-year-old man was arrested after allegedly making threats and aggressively swinging two large swords inside a Sikh temple in Canada's British Columbia province. Officers responded to the disturbance during an evening service inside the Penticton Sikh Temple

DETROIT, MI (IANS) - A 43-year-old has been sentenced to nine years in prison for orchestrating a nearly $2.8 million healthcare fraud. Yogesh K Pancholi from Northville was also found guilty of wire fraud conspiracy, engaging in money laundering, aggravated identity

TORONTO, (IANS) - A 26-year-old man hailing from Punjab has been deported to India less than a year after he was found guilty of a car crash that killed a woman and her elderly mother in the Canadian province of

LITHONIA, GA (IANS) - An Indian, working part-time at a convenience store was brutally beaten to death with a hammer by a homeless man he and other employees had been helping for the past couple of days, the police said. The

RICHMOND, VA (IANS) – A couple here has been convicted for forcing a relative to work at their store for long hours, subjecting him to physical abuse and threats for years, and confiscating his immigration documents. Harmanpreet Singh, 30, and Kulbir

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said that a jury has returned a guilty verdict against Amit Dager for insider trading and conspiracy to commit insider trading. 

HELENA, MT (IANS): A commercial truck driver admitted to a drug trafficking crime after authorities in the US found approximately 30 kilograms of cocaine in watermelon pallets. Kareshmaa Kaur Jagroop (42) from Ontario, was attempting to enter Canada at the Montana

CHICAGO, IL (IANS) - An Indian American liquor store employee was left shaken after four armed men in their 20s entered the shop, put a gun to his temple, and punched his co-worker before fleeing away with cash and cell

TORONTO, (IANS) - Raising concerns over an “alarming” escalation of extortion threats against Indian and South Asian business communities, mayors in the Canadian towns of Brampton and Surrey have urged the government to take swift action to root out the

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A 61-year-old medical biller has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $1 million intended for surgeons who provided care to injured workers in New York. Amrish Patel and his two companies -- Medlink Services and

Photo: Location.Ventures MIAMI, FL (IANS) - US authorities have charged Rishi Kapoor, a real estate developer, with perpetuating a $93 million investment fraud scheme. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on January 3 announced that it obtained an asset freeze and other

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (IANS) - A federal grand jury has charged three people, including two Indian men, for the violent kidnapping and murder of an airplane mechanic who went missing last month. The body of Suren Seetal (36), who worked at

SEATTLE, WAS (IANS) - Two men have been arrested and charged with one count each of conspiracy to commit visa fraud. Rambhai Patel, 36, and Balwinder Singh, 39, allegedly staged armed robberies so that “victims” could apply for immigration benefits, the