Photo: coosavalleynews/googlemaps ATLANTA, GA (IANS) -A 71-year-old motel manager has been sentenced to 57 months in prison for trafficking a victim and subjecting her to peonage, slavery, involuntary servitude, or forced labor. Shreesh Tiwari was also ordered to pay $42,648 in restitution

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A former football team employee has been accused of swindling more than $22 million from the team's coffers to fund his lavish lifestyle. Amit Patel, who was the manager of financial planning and analysis of the

MADISON, WI (IANS) - A 29-year-old man has pleaded guilty to firebombing an anti-abortion office building in May 2022. Hridindu Sankar Roychowdhury, who was arrested at the Boston International Airport this year, was charged with one count of attempting to cause

Photo: St. Charles County Prosecutor JEFFERSON CITY, MO (IANS) - Three men are facing criminal charges for holding a 20-year-old student from India captive and repeatedly beating, starving, and forcing him into labor for several months. The victim, who was forced to

Photo: Screengrab WABC-TV TRENTON, NJ (IANS) - A 23-year-old Indian American man has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of three of his family members, police said. Om Brahmbhatt, of South Plainfield, NJ was taken into custody for the

TORONTO (IANS) - The 53-year-old physiotherapist here, already in an ongoing sexual assault investigation, is facing additional charges after more victims came forward, police said. Iraj Daneshvar was arrested on November 23 and charged with two additional counts of sexual assault

CINCINNATI, OH (IANS) - A 26-year-old Indian doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati was found shot dead inside his car. Aaditya Adlakha was driving on the Western Hills Viaduct, here, when his vehicle was hit multiple times with gunfire, Ohio-based

India-West News Desk FREMONT, CA - In the aftermath of the harrowing incident that unfolded on November 17, at around 4:47 p.m., Fremont police officers using surveillance footage and witness interviews have positively identified the perpetrator as 28-year-old Miguel Angel Villareal

Photo: Googlemaps VACAVILLE, CA  (IANS) - A nursing home chain and its Indian American owner have agreed to pay $45.6 million in entering a consent judgment with the US Department of Justice to resolve allegations that they paid kickbacks to physicians

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Police have identified the woman who threw a cup of hot coffee at an Indian American man wearing a Palestinian scarf, and his 18-month-old son at a playground here last week. Ashish Prashar, 40, was playing

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Three Indian Americans have been charged in a fraud scheme intended to obtain over $35 million from financial institutions by providing false documentation in support of Small Business Administration (SBA) loan applications for the purchase of hotels. Rajendra G. Parikh, 63, and Rajnikant I. Patel,

DENVER, CO (IANS) -Ten people, including a 56-year-old Indian American man, were arrested in a major undercover operation by police and law enforcement officials here in connection with child sex-related crimes. Yogesh Patel, a part-time resident of Grand Junction City, was

TORONTO, (IANS) - An immigration agent, accused of cheating several Indian students of tens of thousands of dollars by issuing fake college admission letters to procure study permits to Canada, has denied charges against him. Brijesh Mishra, who has been under

TORONTO, (IANS) - A 53-year-old physiotherapist has been arrested and charged in connection with sexually assaulting a victim at his clinic in  Ontario province, police said. Iraj Daneshvar was arrested after police received information on October 23 that a victim was

New York, Nov 6 (IANS) - A man has been sentenced to life for fatally stabbing his 26-year-old wife 17 times and then driving over her body before fleeing from the scene in 2020. Philip Mathew pleaded no contest to the

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Valparaiso University has said that the attack on its 24-year-old student from Telangana has left them "shocked and saddened" and they are offering all assistance to fly the victim's family to the country. Varun Raj Pucha,

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A US woman, who fled to India in March this year with her Indian-origin husband, has been indicted by a grand jury in the state of Texas for the murder of her missing six-year-old son

India-West News Desk VALPARAISO, IN - A graduate student at Valparaiso University is battling for life after a 24-year-old man stabbed him at a public gym thinking that the victim was going to "assassinate" him. Jordan Andrade was arrested for the crime

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A 30-year-old man, who beat an elderly Sikh man to death while calling him "turban man" during a road rage incident here, has been charged with manslaughter as a hate crime. Gilbert Augustin also faces charges

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A pharmaceutical company and its Indian American chief have agreed to resolve allegations that they knowingly underpaid Medicaid rebates due for the company's drug Nitrofurantoin Oral Suspension (Nitro OS). Missouri-based Nostrum Laboratories and its founder and

SACRAMENTO, CA (IANS) - Two suspects broke into the Hindu temple here and stole its donation box, police said. Officers from the Sacramento Police Department reached Hari Om Radha Krishna Mandir in La Mancha Way at about 2:15 a.m. after receiving reports

TORONTO, (IANS) - Avtar Singh Sohi has been fined $20,000 for his role in a scheme that charged newcomers tens of thousands for permits to work in the Canadian province of Manitoba. Sohi, 42, pleaded guilty on October 23 to misrepresentation

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Following two back-to-back attacks on Sikhs recently, leaders and community members gathered in New York to denounce hate and call for protection against the rising crimes against them in the US. Jasmer Singh, 66, died after

CHICAGO, IL (IANS) - Two men have been charged for their role in distributing fentanyl and laundering drug proceeds with the help of a New Jersey-based middleman who pleaded guilty before a District Court in Southern Illinois. Moises A. Sanabria (32)

SAN JOSE, CA (IANS) - A 21-year-old Indian American food delivery driver has been arrested for sexually assaulting a minor girl after forcefully getting into her motel room in California, police said. Identifying Sandeep as the "primary suspect", the San Jose

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged with hate-crime assault following an attack on a Sikh teen onboard a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bus in New York City last week, police said. Christopher Philippeaux from

QUEENS, NY (IANS) - An elderly Sikh man hit his head and died after he was punched repeatedly by a 30-year-old man following a car accident here. Jasmer Singh, 66, was rushed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens in critical

KALISPELL, MT (IANS) - A 24-year-old has admitted to his role in stealing $150,000 from an elderly woman here, through a computer-hacking scheme. Sukhdev Vaid pleaded guilty to wire fraud and faces a maximum of 20 years in prison, a $250,000

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) – The Sikh teen who was punched multiple times here, said that he was left "angered and shaken by the attack". The 19-year-old was riding on a shuttle bus on October 15 morning near 118th Street and

BAKERSFIELD, CA  (IANS) - A 50-year-old man here, has pleaded guilty to stealing $163,750 in Covid-19 relief money, the US Attorney for Eastern District of California announced. According to court documents, Jaswinder Bhangoo applied for over $250,000 in Covid-19 relief loans

TORONTO, (IANS) - A 25-year-old driver has been charged in connection with the death of a Canadian Sikh woman who was struck by an unoccupied cargo van while she was walking her children home from school in 2020 in British

Photo: cbsnews.com HOBOKEN CITY, NJ (IANS) -  Ravi Bhalla, the Sikh mayor of this city has said that he has received a series of hate-filled letters via email threatening to kill him and his family if he doesn't resign. Ravi Bhalla, who

TORONTO, (IANS) - In a "tragic case of domestic violence", a 57-year-old Sikh man has been arrested and charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of his wife in Canada's British Columbia province, police said. Balvir Singh, a resident of the

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - In a racially motivated attack, a man punched a 19-year-old Sikh teen multiple times and attempted to remove his turban onboard a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus, here. Police said both men were riding on a shuttle

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that it has obtained a temporary restraining order, asset freeze, and other emergency relief to halt an ongoing fraud targeting the Indian American community that has raised

AGRA, (IANS) - A case has been registered at the tourism police station here against Asad Alam Khan who allegedly accompanied the US Naval Secretary as a guide during his visit to the Taj Mahal in November 2022, even though

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Indian-origin Nishad Singh, former director of engineering at collapsed crypto exchange FTX, on Monday said he had a lot of admiration and respect for FTX Co-founder and CEO Sam Bankman-Fried but over time, that “eroded”. According

SAN ANTONIO, TX (IANS) - A court in has ordered a man and his pharmacy to pay $275,000 civil penalty and imposed restrictions related to the dispensing of opioids and other controlled substances. Pharmacist Jitendra Chaudhary owned Zarzamora Healthcare LLC, which

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - A 44-year-old Sikh man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a sword attack, which left a man with 23 stitches to his face, during an annual Sikh Parade in California's Yuba City in 2018. Parmvir

CHESTERFIELD, VA (IANS) - Police are on the lookout for an armed suspect who robbed a store here and fled with cash. Shyamal Patel's Smokies Lounge Smoke Shop on Woods Edge Road was robbed at around 5 a.m. on October 8,

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A 54-year-old Indian-origin man and six other co-conspirators have been sentenced to prison for their role in a multimillion-dollar Covid-19 relief fraud and misusing public funds to buy houses and expensive cars like Lamborghini and

PLAINSBORO, NJ (IANS) – A family of four has been found dead here in what officials suspect to be a case of murder-suicide, police said. Police in Plainsboro who went to their home on October 4 evening responding to a request

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - BioTek reMEDys, a Delaware-based pharma company and its CEO Chaitanya Gadde, have agreed to pay $20 million to resolve allegations of violating the False Claims Act of paying kickbacks to patients and physicians to protect

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Two men have pleaded guilty to their role in a scheme to fraudulently obtain and launder millions of dollars in forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans that the Small Business Administration guaranteed under the Coronavirus

SEATTLE, WA (IANS) -  The US cop who joked and laughed in a bodycam video about Indian student Jaahnavi Kandula's death by a police SUV this year, has been taken off patrol duty, police said. The Seattle Police Department (SPD) on

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A 43-year-old has been convicted by a federal jury in Michigan for orchestrating a $2.8 million healthcare fraud and wire fraud conspiracy, and engaging in money laundering, aggravated identity theft and witness tampering. According to court

CHICAGO, IL (IANS) - A 35-year-old Indian man has pleaded guilty to committing marriage fraud in order to obtain a green card or permanent residency. The charge on Vivek Chauhan carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Two people were each sentenced to 41 months in prison for their roles in a conspiracy to commit wire fraud by accepting illegally obtained $1.2 million in wire transfers from victims across the US. Arushobike Mitra,

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Four Indian Americans have been arrested and charged with illegally processing more than $600 million through unlicensed money-transmitting businesses in New York. Raj Vaidya, 26; Rakesh Vaidya, 51; Shrey Vaidya, 23; and Neel Patel, 26, from

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A Purdue University student, who was charged with murder after he stabbed his Indian American roommate to death in October last year, has been found fit to stand trial, media reports said. Ji Min Sha, a