A 42-year old man killed three teenagers when he allegedly rammed his vehicle intentionally into another car the victims were traveling in near Corona, about 60 miles southeast of Los Angeles, on January 19. Anurag Chandra, a 42-year-old Indian American from the area, was arrested by police shortly after the incident.
An Oregon man accused of breaking into a motel office on New Year’s Eve and attacking the Indian-American owner has been charged with attempted murder and hate crimes.
A Kentucky-based Indian American, who pleaded guilty in Sept. 2019 to committing visa fraud and harboring aliens for profit in the infamous Farmington University case, is pleading for zero sentence in view of time served, arguing he is “lesser guilty “ than anybody else and he has been in the U.S. legally on H-1 B visa for nine years.
Jersey City Board of Education President Sudhan Thomas has said he is "not guilty" of the charges filed against him and will "vigorously" fight them. Thomas, along with four other current and former public officials and political candidates have been charged with taking thousands of dollars in bribes disguised as campaign contributions.
The president and the chief financial officer of a now defunct New Jersey-based marble and granite wholesaler have been arrested for allegedly orchestrating and participating in a scheme to defraud a bank in connection with a $17 million secured line of credit, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
A former ruling party lawmaker was convicted Monday of raping a teenager in a high-profile case that underscored India's rampant sexual violence and the impunity enjoyed by the elite.
Beena Patel, a former associate clerk in the Office of the Clerk of the Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois, was sentenced this week to two years in prison for lying under oath to a federal grand jury.
Amid rising Hate crimes against Sikhs since 2017, a Sikh Uber driver was racially abused and strangulated by a passenger in the coastal city of Bellingham, Washington state last week, news reports said.
Three students from India were killed in two separate incidents on Thanksgiving Day. In California, Abhishek Sudhesh Bhat, who was pursuing his Masters degree in Computer Science from California State University (CSU) in San Bernardino, was shot dead by an unknown assailant. In Tennessee, Vybhav Gopisetty and Judy Stanley died after a driver hit their vehicle and drove away
Abhishek Sudhesh Bhat, who was pursuing his Masters degree in Computer Science from California State University (CSU) in San Bernardino, was shot dead on Nov. 28 by an unknown assailant.
Javaid Perwaiz, a Virginia-based obstetrician-gynecologist from Pakistan, was arrested Nov. 8 on charges involving health care fraud committed by allegedly performing medically unnecessary surgeries on women to collect insurance payments. Perwaiz, 69, of Chesapeake, is being held without bond in Suffolk, Virginia after his hearing on Nov. 14. If convicted Perwaiz faces up to 20 years in prison.
In a continuing trend, hate crimes towards Sikhs in the U.S. tripled, from 20 incidents in 2017 to 60 incidents in 2018, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)data released Nov. 12.
Chirag Janakbhai Choksi, 35, and his wife, Shachi Naishadh Majmudar, 35, were members of a criminal conspiracy who had members that impersonated law enforcement officials to trick and coerce victims into mailing and shipping cash to other conspiracy members by convincing the victims that it was in their best interests to do so.
A queens bartender enthralled by the soulful performances and lithesome dancing of Indian megastar Hrithik Roshan had to pay with her life when she was stabbed to death by her jealous husband in a fit of rage, apparently because of her infatuation with the Indian actor.
A man accused of fatally shooting a Chicago-based cardiologist last month has been denied bond. ABC7 Chicago reported on Nov. 8 that Kuamain Allen is charged with homicide in the Oct. 10 death of Dr. Srinivas Reddy.
Four Indian-American men are among 19 alleged child sex predators arrested in New Jersey’s Somerset County in an ‘Operation Open Door,’ an undercover sting investigation. The arrests were announced on Oct. 31 by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, and other law enforcement officials.
A New Jersey teen is under arrest after he was found sneaking into an unlocked room of a Rutgers University student and allegedly sexually assaulting her.
Two teenagers of “Indian descent” have been arrested by police in Lawrence Township, N.J. in connection with an alleged bias incident at a Lawrence High School football game. The unidentified 17-year-olds face multiple counts of harassment, bias intimidation and lewdness charges, according to news reports.
A data specialist of Indian descent, who turned himself in to authorities Oct. 14 after arriving at Mount Shasta police station with a dead body in his car, has been arrested after confessing to killing the man in his car and three other people at his apartment in Roseville, about 260 miles south of Mount Shasta.
Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal of the Harris County Sheriff Department in Texas was fatally shot on Sept. 27 at a traffic stop. Dhaliwal was the first Sikh to become a deputy in the greater Houston area and is being described as a trailblazer. The 10-year veteran, who is said to be in his mid 40s, is survived by his wife and three children.
Two asylum seekers from India, who have been on a hunger strike for more than 70 days inside a federal detention facility in El Paso protesting their detention and were transferred to a long-term acute care hospital in mid-September as their health deteriorated, are expected to be released soon.
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.
A Pennsylvania toddler who was allegedly kidnapped by an Indian-American woman has died. Nalani Johnson, who was not quite 2-years-old yet, was found dead in Pine Ridge Park in Burrell Township, Indiana County, Sept. 3, three days after she was kidnapped by Sharena Islam Nancy.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Amit Patel (also known as Alex Patel) 49, of Mason, Ohio, had pleaded guilty to robbing two New York traveling jewelry salesmen at a jewelry show at the Monroeville convention center in April 2016.
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.