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US NRI physiotherapist jailed for fraud and money laundering
Report dated 26/01/2014 @ 6:54 PM
Chirandeep Gupta, 39, of Michigan, has been sentenced by a judge in to 10 years in prison, and three years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay over $10 million in restitution, jointly and severally with his co-defendants for his role in a multi-million dollar health care fraud and money laundering scheme.
Gupta, a physiotherapist and part-owner of a home health care company was found guilty in 2012, of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering and three counts of substantive counts of money laundering.
Evidence found Gupta and his co-conspirators submitted false claims to federal social insurance programme Medicare through the home health care which purported to provide skilled nursing and physical therapy services to Medicare beneficiaries in the greater Detroit area, but which was never provided or was medically unnecessary.
Gupta also doctored and directed the doctoring of fake patient files, besides laundering the proceeds of the fraud through multiple shell companies.
NRI returns home after Spain drops charges of terrorism
Report dated 26/01/2014 @ 6:49 PM
Roshan Jamal Khan, 56, who spent six years in Spanish jails, returned home to Mumbai after his jail term was reduced with the government dropping charges of terrorism and planning to bomb metro trains in six countries.
Jamal, a graduate of St. Xavier's College went to Spain in 2008 to scout possibilities for an Olive Oil trade. He was picked up a few days after he arrived there, from a mosque in Barcelona along with an Indian and 12 Pakistanis.
Khan and his family say they did not receive any assistance or cooperation from the Indian Embassy in Spain and they are now preparing to file a defamation suit and demand for compensation from the Spanish government.
US NRI filmmaker indicted for making illegal campaign donations
Report dated 25/01/2014 @ 2:11 PM
Conservative commentator, author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza has been charged with using straw donors to illegally donate to a 2012 Senate campaign. D'Souza whose documentary '2016: Obama's America' allegedly made and arranged $20,000 in campaign donations to an unnamed campaign in 2012, then reimbursed those who were directed to make the contributions.
Federal election law limits individual campaign contributions to a federal candidate to $2500 each for a primary and general election campaign and also bars any person from making contributions in the name of others, or reimbursing another person's contribution.
D'Souza, 52, also worked in President Ronald Reagan's White House and for the American Enterprises institute and the Hoover Institution, conservative research centres. He has written over a dozen books on terrorism, American values and Christianity and has announced plans for a new movie this year.
He is expected to be arraigned in Manhattan federal court shortly.
Two Australian NRIs to stand trial for rape
Report dated 25/01/2014 @ 2:07 PM
Ajitpal Singh, 31, and Randhir Singh, 20, who are accused of abducting and raping a woman in Australia were remanded to custody and ordered to stand trial in the Canberra Court on charges of rape, abduction, unlawful confinement and committing crimes of indecency.
The two men allegedly began interacting with the woman on social media and arranged to meet at a city shopping centre. When she arrived however she realised there was another man and tried to leave whereupon the men threatened her child and said they would show her husband their communications if she did not go with them. She was then allegedly sexually assaulted in a car by the three men.
The assault was photographed and the pictures were used to coerce the woman to perform further sexual acts. The third man alleged to be involved has since fled the country.
UK NRI banker gets life sentence for murdering wife
Report dated 25/01/2014 @ 2:01 PM
Manas Kapoor has been sentenced by a UK court to life imprisonment and must serve a minimum term of 16 years in jail, for strangling his wife Shivani to death.
Kapoor, 35, who worked as a product controller at Morgan Stanley was addicted to gambling and feared he would be sacked after an accounting error cost the bank millions of pounds. On the day he was due to face a disciplinary hearing he killed Shivani, also 35, in a fit of rage.
According to the police Kapoor was a compulsive gambler who was heavily in debt and was under a great deal of pressure . He tried to cover up the murder at their home in Northwood, London, by saying his wife fell off a stool.
A postmortem examination gave the cause of death as manual compression of the neck. Other injuries were also discovered on Shivani's body including bruising on her back, elbows and shoulders, deep bruising around her nose and her neck had been compressed so hard it bruised her spine.
Shivani's familly has since been fighting for the custody of her daughter Vania from her paternal grandparents who wanted to move her to Glasgow.