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March 28, 2022 - Fremont, CA Indian, Dileep Kumar Reddy Kamujula (35) is charged today by a federal grand jury with insider trading securities fraud scheme related to San Francisco based Cloud Communications company Twilio, Inc.

Dileep Kumar Reddy Kamujula allegedly engaged in illegal securities trading.....Read More

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March 18, 2022 - Mountain House, CA resident and former employee of Apple, Inc, Dhirendra Prasad (52) was charged yesterday in federal court for allegedly defrauding his former employer of millions of dollars, money laundering and tax evasion...................Read More

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March 2, 2022 - Lake Elsinore, Riverside County Indian Anuj Mahendrabhai Patel (32) was isentenced today to 108 months in federal prison for participating in an international fraud scheme to defraud elderly by posing as federal agents threatening arrest.................Read More

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February 25, 2022 - Irvine, Orange County based Indian Budamala Raghav Reddy (35) was charged with fraudulently obtaining more than five million in COVID-relief loans for three sham companies.

Budamala Raghav Reddy fled after authorities searched his Orange County residence on February 23, 2022, but was arrested at the US-Mexico border...........Read More

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February 11, 2022 - Bay area Indian IT company PerfectVIPs' CEO Namrata Patnaik (42) and HR Manager Kartiki Parekh (56) are charged with fraud in obtaining “Specialty Occupation” visas and one million dollar money laundering today in San Jose federal court..................Read More

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November 23, 2021 - Sunnyvale, CA based Indian IT Staffing Company owner Kishore Kumar Kavuru was sentenced to 15-months in prison for H-1B visa fraud today by U.S. District Judge Judge Edward J. Davila.

Kishore Kumar Kavuru, according to the indictment, falsified over 100 H-1B visa applications and obtained more than $1.5 million in fraud proceeds...................Read More

December 9, 2020 - San Jose, CA Indian IT professional and a former Cisco employee Sudhish Kasaba Ramesh (31) was sentenced on Wednesday December 9, 2020 to 24 months intentionally accessing a protected computer without authorization and causing damage.

Sudhish Kasaba Ramesh was charged with one count of intentionally accessing a protected computer without authorization and recklessly causing damage, in violation of 18...................Read More

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November 9, 2020 - Gilroy, CA Indian liquor store owner Balwinder Singh Mann (66) and his wife, Amarjit Mann (66) were arrested today on charges of labor human trafficking for locking a man in a liquor store, a violation of section 236.1(a) of the California Penal Code.

In addition to the labor human trafficking, the other criminal charges against California Indian liquor stores owners Balwinder Singh Mann and Amarjit Mann include:.................Read More

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November 9, 2020 - Ravneet (Ravi) Singh (45), Political campaign consultant and former CEO of ElectionMall Technologies, was re-sentenced today to one year in prison for conspiring with with Mexican billionaire Susumo Azano to make almost $600,000 in illegal political contributions to candidates Bonnie Dumanis and Bob Filner in the 2012 San Diego mayoral campaign in an effort to buy “a friend in the Mayor’s office.”...........Read More

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October 27, 2020 - San Diego Indian Couple Nimesh Shah (37), owner of Blue Star Learning Technical Training School, and his wife Nidhi Shah (35) sentenced today for defrauding the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) out of almost $30 million in G.I. Bill Education Benefits.

While Nimesh Shah was sentenced to 45 months in custody,...........Read More

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October 22, 2020 - Lake Elsinore, Riverside County Indian Anuj Mahendrabhai Patel (30) was indicted today along with two others by a federal grand jury for his alleged role in international conspiracy to defraud elderly by posing as federal agents threatening arrest.

The other two Lake Elsinore residents charged along with Anuj Mahendrabhai Patel are Elmer Miranda Barrios (35) and his cousin William Margarito Barrios (36).

Charges
The charges against Anuj Mahendrabhai Patel a.k.a. “Mike” and “Indio” as per federal grand jury indictment.................Read More

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October 22, 2020 - Sacramento, CA area Indian-American Satish Kartan (45) was sentenced on Tuesday October 22, 2020 to 15 years and six months in prison for human trafficking related to forced labor of foreign nationals.

In addition, the court ordered Satish Kartan to pay more than $15,657 in restitution to three victims to cover their back wages and other losses.................Read More

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October 5, 2020 - Sacramento, CA area Indian-American woman Sharmistha Barai (40) was sentenced on Friday October 02, 2020 to 15 years and eight months in prison for human trafficking related to forced labor of foreign nationals.

In addition, the court ordered Sharmistha Barai to pay more than $15,000 in restitution to the victims................Read More

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June 30, 2020 - The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) filed a federal lawsuit today against Cisco Systems and two of its managers Sundar Iyer and Ramana Kompella employed at company's San Jose headquarters for allegedely discriminating against an Engineer because he is Dalit or "Untouchable".

Besides caste discrimination, the other charges of law suit against Cisco and its two managers Sundar Iyer and Ramana Kompella include harassment and retaliation................Read More

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February 21, 2020 - A former technology company employee and San Francisco, CA Indian Kush Ghanshyam Patel (28) is indicted today by a federal grand jury in connection with an alleged scheme to defraud his former employer of more than $350,000.

According to the indictment filed on January 9, 2020:...............Read More

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February 6, 2020 - Sacramento, CA based Assisted Living company owner Jai Vijay (54) pleaded guilty today to conspiring with home health care and hospice agencies to receive kickbacks in Medicare fraud scheme...............Read More

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January 6, 2020 - Encino, CA Indian Doctor Kain Kumar (56) was sentenced today to two years in prison for defrauding Medicare and illegally prescribing opioid drugs.

With medical clinics in Palmdale, Rosamond, and Ridgecrest, CA Dr. Kain Kumar practiced internal medicine.

Guilty Plea
Encino, CA Indian Dr. Kain Kumar pleaded guilty April, 2019 to one count of health care fraud and one count of distribution of hydrocodone..............Read More

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December 18, 2019 - Tracy, CA Indian IT Staffing Company operator Abhijit Prasad (52) was sentenced to 36-months in prison for H-1B visa fraud and aggravated identity theft today by U.S. District Judge in the Northern District of California.

Abhijit Prasad was indicted by a grand jury on December 23, 2016 and subsequently convicted of 19 counts of H-1B visa fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft today by a federal grand jury on August 5, 2019.............Read More

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December 17, 2019 - Janardhan Nellore (42) of Santa Clara and Sivannarayana Barama (45) of Fremont, CA were indicted for securities fraud related to Palo Alto Networks Inc. today by a federal grand jury in San Francisco.

Janardhan Nellore, an employee of Palo Alto Networks' information technology department, participated in insider trading scheme by trading and sharing confidential information about his employer's financial performance with Sivannarayana Barama and others.

The insider trading scheme of Nellore and Barama related to Palo Alto Networks Inc.(PANW) securities fraud allegedly generated in excess of $7 Million in illegal profits............Read More

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November 13, 2019 - San Diego Indian Couple Nimesh Shah (36), owner of Blue Star Learning Technical Training School, and his wife Nidhi Shah (34) pleaded guilty today to defrauding the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) out of more than $29 million in Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits and making false statements respectively.

While Nimesh Shah, owner of San Diego based Blue Star Learning Technical Training School has been charged with one count of wire fraud, his wife Nidhi Shah was indicted on one count of making false statements...........Read More

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October 21, 2019 - Bay Area Indian Doctor Venkat Aachi (52) was sentenced today to two years in prison for unlawfully distributing Hydrocodone and committing health care fraud.

Dr. Venkat Aachi was indicted by a federal grand jury in October, 2018 and charged him with six counts of distributing drugs outside the scope of professional practice, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C), and one count of health care fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1347.

Saratoga, CA resident Dr Venkat Aachi pleaded guilty March 25, 2019 to one count under each statute...........Read More

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October 11, 2019 - Los Angeles based Indian broker Damanpreet Singh (34) was sentenced today in Sacramento to nine additional months in prison for failing to self-surrender to serve his original prison sentence.

Damanpreet Singh was originally sentenced to two years in prison on September 14, 2018 and was ordered to self-surrender to begin serving his prison time on January 4, 2019.

Instead of self-surrendering as per the court order,..........Read More

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September 05, 2019 - Multiple Federal complaints have been filed by U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of California today charging three Bay Area Indians and 27 others with multi-million dollar scheme to receive referrals for Medicare patients.

The 30 people charged with Medicare kickback scheme include CEO of Amity Home Health, 13 Doctors, six Nurse/Case Managers, five Marketers, one Marketing Director and one Social Worker..........Read More

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August 23, 2019 - Glendale, CA Indian Software Engineering and IT Consulting Company Assigncorp has paid $48,193 to one employee.........Read More

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August 05, 2019 - Tracy, CA Indian IT Staffing Company operator Abhijit Prasad (52) was convicted of 21 counts of H-1B visa fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft today by a federal grand jury.

According to the evidence presented at the trial in San Francisco........Read More

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