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NRI doctor gets 46 months jail for bribery in US
Report dated 26/04/2014 @ 7:44 PM
Dr Ashok Kumar Barbaria 64, who owned and operated a diagnostic testing centre in New Jersey, has pleaded guilty to charges of offering and paying doctors and other health care providers cash kickbacks for patient referrals in violation of the federal health care statute.
Barbaria a licensed radiologist and medical director and owner of Orange Community MRI LLC, made around $2 million in corrupt revenues from Medicare and Medicaid billings, for tests performed on patients who were referred to Orange MRI by doctors who were paid cash for those referrals, as were his subordinates.
He has been sentenced to 46 months in prison in addition to which he was sentenced to 3 years of supervised release and ordered to forfeit over $2 million and pay a fine of $25,000.
NRI escapes jailtime for hitting girlfriend 117 times !
Report dated 26/04/2014 @ 7:43 PM
Gurbaksh Chahal, CEO of RadiumOne, a company that focuses on real-time advertising across the web and currently valued at $500 million, has hit the headlines because he has managed to escape jail time, despite pleading guilty to charges of domestic violence for beating up his girlfriend Juliet Kakish.
Reports say there is a video of Chahal where he is seen beating Juliet repeatedly in the course of half an hour. His violent attack came with death threats and Juliet told police that Chahal held his hands over her mouth and nose while telling her he was going to kill her. He has also assaulted her and dragged her around the room.
Chahal was arrested last August, but was let out on bail of $1 million.
This time Chahal was not given any jail time because the Judge rejected the most crucial piece of evidence which was the video, that the Judge said was illegally obtained. He is also not getting convicted of felony and thus will be able to stay on the Board of RadiumOne as CEO. The company is valued at $500 million and will go public soon.
RadiumOne is Chahal's third company. He built 2 advertising based companies before, ClickAgents which he sold to Value Click in 2000 for $40 million and BlueLithium, which he sold to Yahoo for $300 million.
US NRI doctor arrested for causing deaths of two patients
Report dated 24/04/2014 @ 1:44 PM
Pawan Kumar Jain, 61, a doctor in New Mexico, has been arrested following his indictment by a federal grand jury to unlawfully dispensing prescription drugs including oxycodone and methadone resulting in the deaths of two patients, and for health care fraud. He has been charged with 61 counts of unlawfully dispensing controlled substances and 50 counts of health care fraud.
Jain was a licensed physician with a neurology sub specialty, who operated a pain management clinic in Las Cruces, New Mexico until his medical license was suspended in June 2012 and subsequently revoked in December 2012 by the New Mexico Medical Board.
The maximum statutory penalty for a conviction on each of the 61 charges is 20 years prison and $1 million fine. Also the resultant deaths of two patients means Jain could be subject to enhanced sentencing on the first four counts.
The health care fraud charges say Jain defrauded Medicare and Medicaid by submitting claims for payment for prescription medications he dispensed to patients outside the course of medical practice and without legitimate medical purpose, for which the maximum statutory penalty for a conviction of each charge is 10 years prison and a $250,000 fine.
In 2012 Jain had prescribed over 3 million doses of medication to some 3800 patients in one year.
NRI sentenced to jail in UK for fake marriage racket
Report dated 20/04/2014 @ 12:13 PM
Harpal Singh, 51, who was arrested last year for his own fraud marriage in Cardiff has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail for running a fake marriage racket. He will also be recommended for deportation after serving his sentence.
Singh and three other defendants admitted to arranging sham marriages across Britain. Singh charged 5000 pounds for facilitating sham marriages between Czech women and Asian students mainly from India, Pakistan and Nepal.
His accomplices Romana Nistgrova, 23, who agreed to enter into a sham marriage was given a 12-month suspended sentence and ordered to do community work. Haider Ali and Awais Ahmed, both, 23, from Surrey and London who paid to go through sham marriages were jailed for 12 months but freed because of time spent in remand.
London based Harpal Singh went to Britain in 2006 on a 6-month visa with his wife and 3 children. He applied for immigration twice but was turned down.
NRI yoga teacher accused of rape gets conditional bail
Report dated 20/04/2014 @ 12:12 PM
Yoga instructor Krishna Sharma, who was arrested by police for allegedly raping a German woman in December was granted conditional bail by a local court on a personal bond of Rs.50,000 after he spent nearly four months in custody.
His accuser, a German woman age 33 complained to police that Sharma forcefully had intercourse with her without her consent. The woman and some of her friends were attending a yoga course taught by Sharma at his yoga centre in Mandrem. He was nabbed by police at Dabolim airport while he was leaving the state.
Sharma whose family is based in Norway is a native of Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. He has been organising yoga courses for many years at a rented premises in Junaswada, Mandrem.