As many as seven people of Indian origin, all of them from New York, were among eight defendants arrested Sept. 12 for allegedly distributing millions of opioid pills Imported from India. Prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York announcing the charges this week said the defendants allegedly received and repackaged misbranded drugs at a warehouse in Queens.

An Indian-American in Westwood, Calif. was last week slapped with federal criminal charges for allegedly owning and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business where he exchanged up to $25 million in cash and virtual currency for Darknet drug dealers and other criminals, some of whom used his bitcoin ATM kiosk.

A Maryland man serving a life sentence for the murder of his ex-girlfriend has taken his case to the Supreme Court. According to news reports, Adnan Syed’s lawyers have asked the Supreme Court to review his case last month. the Baltimore-based Syed was the subject of the popular podcast “Serial,” is serving a life sentence in the murder of Hae Min Lee in 1999.

The widow of an Indian-American who committed suicide in 2016, a week after being indicted for insider trading, is faced with a lawsuit asking her to cough up $105 million her husband earned at the firm. News reports said the hedge fund allegedly swindled by Sanjay Valvani is suing to get the $105 million he earned at the firm back from his widow.

Wesley Mathews of Dallas, Texas, is reportedly appealing his life sentence in the death of his 3-year-old adopted daughter Shiren Mathews. According to local news reports, Mathew recently filed a motion for a new trial, claiming he did not get a fair trial when jurors were shown pictures of his daughter’s remains.

The trailblazing Indian founder of a global restaurant chain surrendered to a court on Tuesday after losing a last-ditch bid to avoid a life sentence for murdering a love rival. P. Rajagopal rose from rags to riches to create the Saravana Bhawan chain which has more than 80 eateries in India and around the world.

Four executives of two information technology staffing companies, including three of Indian origin, have been arrested on charges of fraudulently using the H-1B visa program to gain an unfair advantage over competitors. Vijay Mane, 39, of Princeton, N.J.; Venkataramana Mannam, 47, of Edison, N.J.; Fernando Silva, 53, of Princeton and Sateesh Vemuri, 52, of San Jose, California, were charged.

Customers and family members remembered Gurpreet Singh as a man with a kind heart, who was friendly with his customers. Singh, 44, of Cerritos, California, who co-owned ASL Liquor and Market in Downey, California, was shot and killed on May 7, in what is being described by news reports as an attempted robbery.